Diagnosing Your Romantic Issues Based on Your Favorite Literary Couple

Happy Valentine’s Day, literary lovers! Or literary loners, as the case may very well be. If you’ve been going through a rough patch this year, maybe your reading habits are to blame — or maybe they’re just clues to the source of your strife. After all, we can’t help but be influenced by our favorite love stories. After the jump, you’ll find our cheeky analysis of your romantic issues based on your favorite literary couple — whether you’re modeling yourself after them or just can’t get enough of their particular brand of crazy. See if you can find your favorite literary lovebirds below, and let us know if we’ve got you pegged in the comments.


Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester, Jane Eyre

You think of yourself as an easygoing, accepting person. But there is such thing as too accepting. Here’s your mantra: if he looks like a creep, acts like a creep, and locks his wife in the attic, he’s a creep.

Catherine and Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights

As Charlotte once chided, you may suffer from “perverted passion and passionate perversity.” That’s probably why you guys fight so much.

Romeo and Juliet, Romeo & Juliet

You’re fine. You just need to survive your teenage years — we promise you’ll gain some valuable perspective in college.

George and Martha, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

You might need to reassess social norms for how to talk to other people. Just because Martha said it, doesn’t mean you should.

Humbert Humbert and Lolita, Lolita

If this is your favorite literary couple, we think you know what your romantic issues are.