Yeah, all the teenage ones do for sure. I didn't think Tonks and Remus was very convincing, but it was damn more believable then any of the teenage relationships. I mean seriously, you could pair Harry up with Hermione/Luna/Ginny/Ron/Draco/Parvati/Lavender since they all had zero chemistry (it was a bit like OoT, only with much ship torpedoing at the end and without the females actually being interested in the blank slate Link to begin with.)
I was a rabid Tonks/Remus shipper for like three years and still have a soft spot for them, but I agree, nothing there was ever that
convincing. I think a number of good fanfiction writers (and thousands of terrible ones) have developed some of the characters in ways that are completely different from the canon versions but are a hell of a lot more interesting.
Harry/Hermione did get some on-screen love especially in the last movie. Way more than Ron and Hermione did. Which was weird.
You know I was flicking through some websites, and I was actually pretty surprised the amount of hatred Cho Chang gets. She's a fairly minor character, and she's mostly very sweet/loyal when she's not crying (which is pretty understandable considering her boyfriend was just murdered. Too bad Dumblydore or anyone else thinks of assigning grief councellers to the people who are going to be affected by his death: the boy who saw him die, and the girl who loved him.)
But seriously I see a lot of hate like "she was a crybaby slut who used harry hur dur ginny nevr cryded". Like srsly? We never see Ginny cry because no one close to her had been murdered (and if we had seen her after Fred's death, I'm pretty sure she would be hysterical, which most peopel would be.) I could actually write a whole essay rebuffing the reasons the fans say for hating her. Jojo also says she gave lots of subtle hints that Ginny was such a better mach for Hazza, but Ginnny's personality is even more non existent then Cho's, and the few reasons are ultimately very superficial, like Ginny being better then Cho at Quidditch. (Jojo has a major problem with showing, not telling. If I was her manager, I would ban her from giving extra information in interviews, so she is actually forced to write it into her books and make it part of the narrative.)
So yeah, I feel sorry for Cho, since Harry is an absolute prick to her. Face it, her boyfriend has been killed, nobody is giving her a straight answer on what happened, the media is feeding her contradictory information when they're not ignoring it, and Dumblydore rarely acknowledges his non Harry students. Of course she would want to ask Harry to see if they could get closure, and maybe bond over their mutual grief. (comforting the widow.) But Hazzah being the entitled little prick he is, chalks his absolute lack of empathy (one of my biggest problems with Hazzah is he rarely thinks about the feelings of others) down to a lack of experience of girls.
So yeah it does feel weird that so many people hate Cho, especially the Ginny fangirls (most of their arguments could easily be applied to Ginny and it would actually have a point half the time). Cho could have been an interesting character, and is surprsiingly complex for a minor character in a franchise with mostly flat/static characters, and surprisingly shows something resembling human emotion. Sure even if she and Harry had hooked up, it would have been a bit bleh (Jojo can't handle romantic relationships very well in her writing) but I think it would have actually had more beleivablity then Harry/Ginny Ron/Hermione, since they actually have a conflict in their relationship that they could have worked through and been all the more strong for it (Harry/Ginny boils down to Ron saying "No dont fuck my sister" once or twice but then randomly changing his mind a few hundred pages later.) I was hoping Cho would be a major character, but ends up being another pointless token character, amounting to nothing more then Harry's romantic training wheels. I guess it says a lot about Jojo's writing that characters like Neville and Luna are far more interesting then the main trio, and again, a pointless character like Cho is actually far more sympathetic then the main three again. I thought it was pretty hypocritical of Harry to rip her a new arsehole for sticking by her friend for a massive lapse in character, (Harry always sticks by his friends, even when they do things that are exceedingly crummy and its presented as a Good Thing, but when Cho does it, Harry actually starts blaming her for something that really isnt her fault.)
Rant over. I should join Ferretbrain, I could actually write a few essays on what would make Harry Potter a lot more interesting then I found it. I guess I shouldnt try to use logic with crazy fans, especially when the crazy fans are rabid shippers to boot (the actress who played cho has actually got a lot of hate mail and death threats. Im not surprised she doesnt want to act again.)