‘Harry Potter’: What Fans Think Of Ron and Hermione’s Relationship

The Harry Potter series is not really known for its romance, with one notable exception. Ron and Hermione’s relationship is a very prominent one in both the books and the movies. Though J.K. Rowling herself later somewhat regretted putting the couple together, that doesn’t change the fact that as far as the books and movies go, they are a couple.

However, what do fans think of the relationship? Do they feel it works for both characters? Find out, ahead.

When does Ron and Hermione’s relationship start in the ‘Harry Potter’ series?

Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson of Harry Potter
Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 | Jim Spellman/WireImage

Ron and Hermione’s relationship is an important one in the Harry Potter series. Both characters are prominent members of Harry’s journey. Their relationship starts out with both sides being annoyed at the presence of the other. However, they then become friends and a romantic relationship eventually blossoms between Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

According to the Wizarding World website, however, there were signs from the beginning that Hermione liked Ron. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hermione helps Ron with the spell Wingardium Leviosa in class. At least, she tries to. According to the official Wizarding World website, “Hermione’s help is met with Ron’s nasty remark about her being a total nightmare.”

Another sign that Hermione likes Ron early on also happens in Sorcerer’s Stone. When they’re playing the big game of wizard’s chess to get to the Stone, Ron is hit and “Hermione screams.” Since “she’s not known for screaming, this is a dead giveaway.” In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ron and Hermione’s relationship goes to the next level.

They spend loads of time together, even when Harry isn’t around. They also “bicker…like an old married couple.” In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione and Ron’s relationship increases in intensity. Hermione writes Harry a letter where “all [she] can talk about is Ron.”

Their relationship continues like that until they get together in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

What do fans think of Ron and Hermione?

One fan on Twitter thinks “it’s really cute they ended up together.” Another fan says “don’t ever trust anyone who watches the Harry Potter movies or reads the books and thinks Hermione should’ve been with Harry over Ron.” Another fan has less positive things to say about the couple. This fan says “Ron’s ongoing hostility towards Hermione and inability to handle criticism doesn’t suggest an especially healthy or enduring relationship.”

Another fan explains Ron and Hermione’s relationship in Harry Potter this way: “Ron helps Hermione loosen up….Hermione helps Ron mature.” Another fan would have preferred another relationship to Ron and Hermione. This fan says “the most unrealistic thing in Harry Potter is that Hermione would get with Ron when Harry Potter is right there.”

Another fan finds the relationship nonsensical. This fan says “no matter how many times I listen to the Harry Potter books, Ron and Hermione will never make sense to me.” A Twitter user says “don’t…get me started on Hermione marrying Ron in the Harry Potter series. ” Another fan says that Ron and Hermione’s relationship is “totally realistic in the [Harry Potter] books.”