Friends’ 8 Most Romantic Moments
Friends may have had fans laughing more often than not, but among the jokes and silly storylines there were plenty of moments that had audiences swooning. From first dates and first kisses to wedding days and happily-ever-afters, Friends knew how to make fans fall in love along with the characters on the show. Here are 8 of the most romantic moments on Friends.
8. Ross and Rachel’s First Date (Season 2, Episode 15)
Ross and Rachel had the necessary rom-com rocky road to reaching relationship-status and that included their attempts at a first date. After Rachel can’t help but laugh every time the friends-turned-daters try to kiss, they decide to go out on a full-on official first date. But when Ross gets called into work at the museum, they miss their restaurant reservations and must improvise. Taking advantage of the employee access, Ross leads them to the planetarium where he lays down a blanket, grabs some juices boxes, and turns on the lightshow. With Chris Isaak’s epically romantic “Wicked Games” playing in the background while the stars are projected around them, Rachel assures Ross, “You were worth the wait … and I don’t just mean tonight.” Fans agree.
7. Carol & Susan’s Wedding (Season 2, Episode 11)
Not all of the most romantic moments on Friends happened between the friends themselves. Sometimes it was the people that came in and out of the gang’s lives that had their own special moments. One couple that endured throughout the show’s entire years-long run was Ross’s ex-wife Carol and her partner Susan. Ross had issues adjusting to his ex’s new love and any ex would be hesitant about attending their once-spouse’s wedding to their new significant other. But Ross, always attempting to be the good guy and wanting to support the woman he once loved enough to wed himself, stepped in when Carol’s dad refused to attend and walk her down the aisle. In the end, he even danced with his ex-wife’s new wife in a scene that was just as lovely as the entire episode. A same-sex marriage that was still somewhat new at the time for mainstream shows, it was just as beautiful as it was romantic.