To anyone who had been following the series from the very beginning - it was quite obvious that Harry and Hermione were absolutely destined to end up together. Boy, was it a surprise when it started becoming apparent that it was actually Ron who had won the young lady's heart. Some may have been disappointed, others were probably happy that things didn't go as they would in absolutely any Hollywood flick, where the hero gets it all - including the girl. Well, he did get a girl, just not that one.
But what would it have been like, if things would have taken the traditional turn and Harry Potter would have got together with bookworm and faithful friend, Hermione Granger? Of course we cannot change the course of the story - especially since it's long been written and completed. However, we can dream, right? We decided to fantasize a little and imagine just how different things could have been, should the two have ended up strolling hand in hand into the sunset, and just why that could have been a better ending.
15 They Would Have Made A Better Team
Just think about it. Harry Potter's bravery, skill, determination - all of the things that make the boy with the scar on his forehead the star and most important personage in the books and movies. Pair that with Hermione's unique, encyclopedic knowledge and brilliance. You have the absolute, master couple! They would be unbeatable together; come Voldemort, come anyone who dare take these two on - they won't stand a single chance. Hold on, though, they already are a team, you would say. But how much of a stronger bond they would have if they were more than just friends, huh.
14 Ron Has Jealousy Issues
Don't get us wrong, this list isn't about hating our favorite redhead. We love Ron Weasley just as much as the next person and are convinced that the series would be horribly crippled without him. But since he is the one who ended up paired with Hermione, and we're trying to advocate Harry's candidacy for that spot, it's only fair that we compare the two. And let's be very honest here: Ron has had his jealousy outbursts on several occasions throughout the years. And who wants to be stuck with a crazy jealous person? That's right: no one. So, why not just agree that Hermione wouldn't have to worry about provoking her significant other, if that other were Harry Potter.
13 Hermione Deserves Better
Didn't we all grow to adore the slightly nerdy, slightly bossy little girl, who turned out to become a stunning young woman? Well wouldn't we want the absolute best for her? So, who are we kidding here? Ron isn't exactly the best choice for her. He's clumsy, often a little impulsive, sometimes distracted and a bit off-point at times. Hermione surpasses him on so many levels and it's hard not to notice it; so it would clearly be better if she would have been dating someone else, someone who would simply make a better match. Like Harry, for example.
12 Harry And Hermione Don't Fight Much
And this should be a key moment in any relationship. Nobody would want to waste their time together with someone who is always keen on starting a petty argument out of nothing. And ironically, Ron and Hermione were constantly fighting from day one and Harry would often play the part of a mediator between the two. Things would even get so ridiculous between the two of them that Harry would even get mad at them for not being able to get along. That being said, this is also one of the reasons why hardly anyone could suspect that the two would end up together.
11 Both Come From The Muggle World
Hermione, being born to Muggle parents, and Harry, though a full-blood wizard, but having spent all of his childhood completely unaware of the fact - that's already quite a big thing to have in common. Ron, on the other hand, has no idea about the Muggle world and pretty much decides to remain completely ignorant about it. Like it or not, but that is a large part of who Hermione is and what's the use of being side-by-side with someone who not only doesn't appreciate that, but doesn't understand it, either. Harry could relate to this far, far better and having a common background does often offer a good foundation for strong relationships.
10 They Don't Get Jealous Of Each Other
We mentioned that Ron had his irrational jealousy moments, when he just lost control over himself. But that's not enough to say that Harry is the better pick, we also need to test this aspect on him. And guess what? He passes! Harry, being the Chosen one, with his great popularity and fame in the world of magic, was never seen through that prism by Hermione. She didn't care about any of those things and was friends with him for the person he is. Likewise, Harry was never jealous of Hermione because of her wits and the fact that she was the cleverest student of the entire school.
9 They Have Chemistry
You can't deny it. Especially if we turn to the movies for support on this one, there is undoubtedly some real magic going on between these two. They understand each other so well, they are always there for each other and they practically never fight. Hermione always has Harry's back and she was with him during his toughest moments (not that Ron wasn't, but think camping during the Horcrux search). And just think back towards all those absolutely heartwarming moments, which, granted, were mostly present in the movies - but the movies are still a huge part of the whole thing and probably attracted half of the fans.
8 The Author Herself Liked Them Together
Hello? Who else could possibly speak more in favor of Harry/Hermione as opposed to Ronmione than J.K.Rowling herself, admitting they would have made a better couple? The bestselling author and person responsible for the series' existence made this confession in an interview for Wonderland. She said that 'distance has given her perspective' and that she really only paired Hermione with Ron out of personal reasons and not for the sake of the plot or reasons related to literature. Rowling apologized if she broke any hearts, but she said she was being thoroughly honest. Furthermore, Emma Watson, who portrayed Hermione and was present at that same interview, agreed that she questioned whether Ron would have truly been able to make her character happy.
7 Hermione Is A Better Match Than Ginny
This is probably beginning to look like a Weasley hate article, but we assure you, we're only trying to look at things from an unbiased perspective. The above heading will probably resonate most with those fans, who choose to use the screen adaptations as reference. Let's be reasonable: Ginny Weasley was a complete shadow of herself in the movies. What can we really say about her? Can we characterize her somehow? What made her unique from anyone else? In the books, she was kind of a cool kid and you could sort of justify her appeal to Harry, but nonetheless - she could hardly compete with Hermione.
6 They Just Look Good Together
They do; there's that beautiful contrast about them: Harry's dark hair versus Hermione's light-brown, reddish locks (sorry, book fans, the image of Emma Watson is still sealed in the minds of most). Not to mention that nearly everyone in Hogwarts was convinced the two were dating. Remember that part in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when Harry announces that Hermione would be joining their little 'tea party'? Cho Change then replies with the snarky comment that it was 'of course darling Hermione’s idea', implying that Hermione was Harry's darling. Surely it never crossed her mind that she might actually be Ron's.
5 They Respect Each Other
The books and the movies are littered with small examples that show just how highly the two think of each other. Can you find at least even half of those, where Hermione expresses her deep admiration of Ron? We didn't think so. It's really quite obvious that Hermione has more respect for Harry, and Harry admires her just as much - more than either of them do with Ron. Again, Ron fans, we're not hating, just being honest. Harry always radiated pride for Hermione's brilliance and her achievements, and she always praised him for being him. Not to mention how attentive she was to his words and how much of them she memorized.
4 They Intuitively Understand Each Other
This is probably the most intimate and sacred thing a couple could share. What could possibly be more romantic and meaningful (not to mention practical) than a bond so special that allows two people to understand each other without words? I mean, not even words are enough sometimes to make some people comprehend what the other wants, but we've seen plenty of example throughout the series where Harry and Hermione were able to guess each other's intentions, when no one else could have even suspected them. Just take the time, when Hermione took Umbridge to the Enchanted forest with the secret plan to encounter some dangerous beings. Harry was onto her immediately and trusted her to fulfill her plan.
3 They Share Trust
This is of course true for all three of the inseparable companions, but Harry and Hermione tend to take that trust to a higher level. Ron and his ideas are often viewed with skepticism by Hermione, while those of Harry - even if she is obviously doubting them - are still treated with respect and she places her faith in them. The same goes for him: he marvels at Hermione's ideas and supports them. Not that they ever give reason not to, but it's still a noteworthy point.
2 They Shared A First Kiss With One Another
Ok, we understand that it would be childish to believe that just because one friend kissed the other as her first kiss, and the other then did the same with her, this should be reason enough for them to stay together for ever and ever. Of course not. However, in this case we will very much try to exploit the fact, because they were simply meant to be. Put this together with all of the other sings that were mentioned in this list and it becomes evident that Harry and Hermione were destined for each other.
1 They Are Always Thinking About Each Other
This probably is tell-tale sign number one that someone's in love. You don't constantly have your friends in your thoughts and you aren't worried about where they may be whenever they aren't around you. But this has definitely always been the case with Harry and Hermione. And for goodness' sake, who cries their eyes out, when one of their friends gets injured? We understand you'd be concerned, but weeping like it's the end of the world? Come on, this never happened with Ron. And there was never as much worry involved when he was in trouble. Let's just admit it was always obvious that Harry had something with Hermione that she and Ron will never have.