Elena Gilbert, The Vampire Diaries
Was Damon Salvatore even a real, tolerable, mature man before Elena came into his life? The answer is simply no. Damon fought hard to earn a place in Elena’s heart doing things for her, her family, and her friends that were completely out of character for the darker Salvatore brother. But for Damon, any ounce of change was worth making if it brought him closer to Elena.
Jackie Burkhart, That 70's Show
Who knew that Hyde could love ANYTHING? He was a loser, with zero direction, other than snarking at his friends. That is, until he fell for Jackie. Jackie’s brutal honesty with”Steven” often made him sit up straight and realize that being with her made him a better person. He didn’t show his softer side to anyone but Jackie, but we all know that she’s the reason that this bad-boy reformed.
Cece Parekh, New Girl
Schmidt was a ladies man who contributed to the loft’s douchebag jar several times an hour. The thought of dating model Cece was a challenge, at first. But as Schmidt got to know Cece, he began to soften his douchebag exterior and stopped making jokes. Cece unlocked the serious and sweet side of Schmidt, and we’re more than excited that she accepted his marriage proposal!
Lisa Braeden, Supernatural
When given the chance to stop hunting, there was only one place that Dean Winchester wanted to be; with his one-time love Lisa, the woman who captured his attention in a way that no other woman ever had during his adventures on the road. Dean became a surrogate husband and father to Lisa’s son. Ultimately, she’d never remember what a good family man he became for her, but Dean was forever changed because of Lisa.
Lexie Grey, Grey's Anatomy
Her big sister Meredith may have landed McDreamy, but Little Grey did the unthinkable; she tamed McSteamy. While at first she was forbidden fruit, ultimately Mark Sloan wanted to settle down and have a family with Lexie, something no woman before her had ever achieved with the handsome doctor.
Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
Mr. Big was New York City’s biggest bachelor, and man oh man, did he live it up. Carrie Bradshaw was one of the many ladies Mr. Big (real name, John,) was courting at any given time, until Carrie realized she didn’t want to be one of many. Her pulling away from him in order to better herself made Mr. Big re-examine what he wanted in his life. He ditched his playboy lifestyle, and settled down so that he could keep Carrie in his life.