Don’t get us wrong — only someone who’s made out of stone could watch Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele) together on Glee and not find them to be all kinds of adorable. However, after giving five reasons why Finn and Rachel should have stayed together, we couldn’t help but take a look at the opposite side of the coin as well. With that in mind, here are five reasons why Finn and Rachel are better off on their own.
Once you’ve finished reading our reasons, feel free to tell us in the comments if you think we’re dead wrong. Just remember: Take a deep breath before writing those comments. We don’t want anyone to give themselves a rage-induced aneurysm or anything.
5. They lack communication skills.
Remember Rachel hooking up Puck (Mark Salling) as retaliation for Finn not telling her about knockin’ boots with Santana (Naya Rivera)? Or Rachel accepting Finn’s marriage proposal but failing to mention that she thought she had been rejected from NYADA? If so, you can’t possibly think these are two people who know how to talk things out in a rational way. Let’s face it — Charlie Chaplin and his love interests had better communication skills, and those movies were silent.
4. Yes, we’re playing the “not enough in common” card.
Don’t get us wrong — we get the whole “opposites attract” thing (which helps explain how Kermit and Miss Piggy make things work). But it’s too hard to imagine Finchel being on the same page when faced with major life decisions down the road. We love that simple, laid-back Finn and fussy, motivated Rachel made it work in high school, but for the rest of their lives? There’s just no way. (Translation: Are Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton still married? We rest our case.)
3. Rachel waited waaay too long to think about the proposal.
No one gets offended if you take forever to decide between, say, “paper or plastic.” (They get annoyed, but not offended.) When you make a person wait to answer a marriage proposal, they start to get a teensy bit offended. And waiting for days to respond, as Rachel did, should have been a clear red flag that these two just aren’t meant for a long-term commitment. Granted, Brittany (Heather Morris) seems to take several days to answer most questions, but that’s for different reasons.
2. They still have a ton of issues, as their recent fighting attests.
We understand that the show creates drama periodically within all of its couples to keep viewers interested, but Finn and Rachel seem way too unstable, way too often. Most recently, we got a glimpse of their fighting in Season 3, Episode 18: “Choke,” with Finn feeling neglected when he suggests they move to L.A., or in Season 3, Episode 13, "Heart," where they argue about New York (and about Finn’s, uh, bathroom habits). Sure, fighting is natural for a couple, but not about basic decisions regarding the future.
1. Let’s face it — most high school relationships just don’t work out.
Complaining that Glee lacks realism is like complaining when an Adam Sandler movie is kinda dumb. (In other words, you should know what you’re getting into by now.) However, we must say that if a real high-school relationship had fallen apart for the *third* time, the writing would be on the wall. With Finn still figuring out what to do with his life, worrying about a relationship doesn’t seem like the best thing to focus on right now.
Come to think of it, if we asked Finn to honestly tell us what he’s focused on at this very moment, his answer would probably be: “Sandwich.”
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