Looking for a cute teen romance to make your heart melt? Here are ten sweet recommendations that feature a meet cute! What is a “meet cute”? In film, tv, or books, a meet cute is a scene in which the two people who will form a future romantic couple meet for the first time, typically under unusual, humorous, or cute circumstances.
This type of scene is a staple of romantic comedies, though it can also occur in sitcoms and even soap operas. Frequently, the meet cute leads to a humorous clash of personality or of beliefs, embarrassing situations, or comical misunderstandings that further drive the plot.
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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Bailey Rydell has a crush on her online friend “Alex,” who likes classic films just like her. But she doesn’t want to tell him that she’s moved to his city, or that she’s in a feud with her handsome new coworker, Porter. Should Bailey take a chance on Alex? Or could Porter win her heart instead? A contemporary take on You’ve Got Mail.
The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
Marva is thrilled to be voting in her first election. Duke just wants to get it over with. But when Marva sees Duke turned away, she is determined to help him exercise his right to vote. The two go on a whirlwind adventure across town to try to set things straight, but they might just fall in love, as well.
I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest
Chloe is a ballerina and she’s determined to audition for the dance school of her dreams. So when her mom tells her no, Chloe sets off on a secret 200-mile road trip. The only problem? Her annoying neighbor Eli insists on coming along, too.
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
When Liz’s financial aid for her dream school doesn’t work out, she comes up with a new plan: become prom queen and win the attached scholarship. But what happens when her rival for the crown also turns out to be her crush?
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Juliet likes writing letters to her mom–even if she’s dead. Declan is doing community service at the cemetery. When he finds Juliet’s letters, he begins writing back. And, soon, the two are falling in love. But they know each other in real life, too–and they aren’t exactly friends.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Pepper’s family runs a fast food chain. Jack’s family runs a deli. Online, they are involved in a viral Twitter war, trying to take each other down. In real life, however, they’re starting to fall in love.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Dimple Shah is excited to be attending a summer camp for web developers–somewhere away from her mother’s obsession with finding her the perfect Indian husband. Little does she know that her family’s choice, Rishi Patel, is attending the camp, too.
Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
Herni has the ability to charm anyone–except his neighbor Corinne. When she discovers that his trusted dog walking business is a little shady, he agrees to help her become more popular in exchange for her silence. But what happens when two enemies start to fall for each other?
The Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
When Jack meets Kate, it’s love at first sight. But then Kate dies. Suddenly, Jack finds himself repeatedly reliving the same months between their first meeting and Kate’s death. Jack thinks his mission is to save Kate’s life. But what if he ruins his own in the process?
Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
Shoshanna Greenberg is ready to win the holiday bonus for the person who sells the most books at the store where she works. But new hire Jake is a threat–and he doesn’t even read! Can Shoshanna beat Jake’s numbers? And what happens when the two start to fall for each other?