Do ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Make Better Partners?
Harry Potter fans are a passionate bunch, who love the series intensely. We love theorizing and talking about our favorite characters and sorting everyone in our lives into Hogwarts houses. We are loving fans who do our best to get along with everyone, yes even the Slytherins.
Fans follow Harry’s example and always try to do the right thing. Yet does this make us better partners? Find out, ahead.
Which ‘Harry Potter’ couples might fans emulate?
One possible reason that Harry Potter fans might make good partners is that we have many couples within the series to look up to. From Ron and Hermione to Harry and Ginny. Both of these couples could teach fans something, a lesson that we could take with us into our own lives.
Ron and Hermione could teach fans that it is important to have a partner who complements you and to be that complement for your partner. While Ron can be a bit immature, Hermione sometimes takes things too far in the other direction. However, together their personalities even out and they’re able to help each other grow and improve.
Harry and Ginny could teach fans the importance of patience in relationships. Ginny waited a while for Harry to come around, after all. Yet in the end, he did. Ginny didn’t sit around waiting, though.
She worked on herself and did everything she could to grow and improve. And that is another lesson that fans can learn: to always be working on growing and improving, whether you’re in a serious relationship or not. Because that way, when you find the right person for you, you will be the best version of yourself.
Why else might ‘Harry Potter’ fans make good partners?
Harry Potter fans follow Harry’s example, as we mentioned before, by always trying to do the right thing. According to a study, Harry Potter fans also tend to be open-minded and less prejudiced. Sounds like good partner material to us.
There’s also the fact that the main message of the series is that love is more powerful and better than hate. Anyone who agrees with that message is bound to prioritize love in their life, and put a lot of effort into their personal relationships. Fans value true love and loyalty and will settle for nothing less.
So, do fans of the series really make better partners?
According to a new study mentioned in Marie Claire, sort of. The study didn’t focus on Harry Potter fans specifically, but it did mention different genres and found that “‘individuals who scored higher for exposure to science fiction and fantasy were less likely to endorse four unrealistic relationship beliefs.” These unrealistic beliefs include “the belief that disagreement is destructive, as well as the belief that partners cannot change… and the belief that mind-reading is expected in relationships.” Since Harry Potter is definitely in the fantasy genre, this study could definitely apply to fans of the series as well.
It does make sense. Given what we’ve mentioned above about the relationships fans could emulate and the beliefs of the series, it seems that Harry Potter fans definitely fit what the study found. It makes sense that fans of the series would not believe that disagreement is destructive, as Ron and Hermione disagreed plenty of times. We also wouldn’t believe that partners cannot change, as many characters throughout the series went through a lot of character development and people in real life certainly grow and change.
We also wouldn’t expect our partner to read our mind. Harry certainly couldn’t read Ginny’s mind, or the two of them might have gotten together earlier on. So date a Harry Potter fan: you won’t regret it.