We here at Wetpaint Entertainment have broached the subject of “Who’s the Best Couple on Game of Thrones” before, and now dating site OK Cupid has gotten in on the action. The site has calculated the compatibility of six Westeros pairs from the show for EW, so let’s examine the results, shall we?
Coming in last place among the six are Jaime and Cersei Lannister, scoring only a 31 percent compatibility rating according to OK Cupid’s algorithm. This is somewhat ironic, since they are the only pair on this list who actually share love for one another, so we have to assume there is something in OK Cupid’s formula that detracts major points for being brother and sister. Makes sense.
Second to last are Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell. The royal couple check in with only a 38 percent rating, but why? They seem to get along well enough. Margaery has taken an interest in Joffrey’s hobbies (torture, killing things, etc.) and Joffrey has yet to hurt Margaery the way he did his ex, Sansa Stark. However, it’s clear that Margaery is just using Joff for her own personal (and family) gain, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before Joff figures that out for himself. Plus, Joffrey is a really sadistic bastard, so he shouldn’t really be compatible with anyone.
Moving up the list we have Sansa Stark and Loras Tyrell, who scored a 39 percent rating. Sansa is totally into Loras, and the two are around the same age, so at first glance it seems like a great match. So why the low score? It must be because Loras would check off that he’s a man looking for a man on his dating profile, so that kinda quashes any chance of these two hooking up.
Third place goes to Loras and his soon-to-be bride Cersei, who are apparently 54.18 percent compatible. We already know Loras prefers men, and Cersei prefers family members, so how in Westeros did these two score better than 50 percent? We’re guessing it’s because they’re both rich, they’re both pretty, and neither of them wants to marry the other one. So it looks like they’ve got a lot in common after all!
The runners-up in this competition are newlyweds Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark, who scored a whopping 80.15 percent. Whoa. We already know the two did not want to get hitched, and their families are basically the Capulets and the Montagues of Westeros, so we’re kind of shocked at the solid B score. Is it because they’re both genuinely nice people? And that matters more than anything else? Maybe, but let’s not forget this little tidbit: SANSA IS FOURTEEN! Tyrion is middle-aged. Apparently OK Cupid’s formula frowns upon dating someone for an ulterior motive, but pedophelia is totally fine. Yikes.
Which brings us to our winners, who are actually the only couple on the list who have never been betrothed or otherwise romantically involved with each other. We are talking, of course, about Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth. The two are 84 percent compatible, and we certainly don’t see any problem with that. The two are fast-becoming the Ross and Rachel of GoT with their will they or won’t they rapport. All the classic romantic tropes are there: Cutesy nicknames? Check. Sharing a bath tub? Check. Ron Burgandy-esque bear pit rescue? Check. Jaime and Brienne seemingly have it all, and as we wait on bated breath for that first kiss, we can’t help but reflect on how messed up all of the other couples on this show are.
Do you think these couples are as compatible as OK Cupid seems to think they are? Sound off in the comments!
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