There are more mysteries in heaven and earth (and the Bad Place) than are dreamt of in Chidi's philosophy class. The race to solve murder mysteries, medical mysteries, or mysteries about the past, often leads to television protagonists finding the answer to the mystery they never thought they could solve -- love.
The more cynically minded might think it is contrived to romantically pair up characters who make a career (or extracurricular activity) out of solving mysteries. If doctors and
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detectives can't date their colleagues on medical and police procedural shows, who else can possibly they hook up with?
However, a shared goal isn't what keeps these romances sizzling (often for seasons). Solving mysteries together is a very intimate act and certainly was the catalyst these characters needed in order to fess up about being in love.
Betty and Jughead - Riverdale
To the world, Betty is the seemingly perfect girl-next-door, and Jughead is the weirdo wearing the stupid hat (his words). But he gets her; she gets him, and when they're together, no mystery in Riverdale will go unsolved.
Lucy & Wyatt - Timeless
Even when they only pretend to be a couple as part of a plan to take down Rittenhouse and Flynn, the spark between Lucy and Wyatt was always real.
Zoe & Kevin - This Is Us
"So you just casually went on a long road trip to track down his father's buddy?" We share your skepticism, Mrs. Robinson. Zoe and Kevin's relationship cannot be written off as casual, something they're discovering with every new lead they follow to uncover what happened to Jack in Vietnam.
Jake & Amy - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Who is the best detective at the Nine-Nine? Jake and Amy fought each other fiercely to prove he/she deserved the title. Brilliant in their own unique ways, it still took them a while to realize they were at their crime-solving best when they worked together.
Meredith & Derek - Grey's Anatomy
Derek's proposal to Meredith didn't mention how they met or their first kiss. Instead, he wooed her with the memories of all the lives they saved together because it was when they worked together in the OR -- to solve seemingly impossible to solve medical mysteries -- that made them discover they were extraordinary together.
Jamie and Eddie - Blue Bloods
Blue Blood's Season 8 finale answered why Jamie and Eddie going undercover as boyfriend and girlfriend to bust up a drug operation in the Season 8 premiere felt so right.