Asking if you're a Friends fan is pretty much like asking a rhetorical question. You definitely have seen every single episode of the 1990s sitcom... and probably more than once. After all, the show is available to stream on Netflix, you might even own the DVDs, and then there's the fact that most of the time, a re-run is playing on TV.
From Phoebe to Rachel to Ross to Joey to Chandler to Monica, you love all of the characters. And you love them equally. Okay, okay, so you might have your favorites, which is only natural, but you know that the show wouldn't be what it is if it wasn't for the awesome chemistry between these six friends.
Two characters that have awesome chemistry in particular -- as in, of the romantic kind? That would be none other than Chandler and Monica. Once they started dating, you realized that they were totally perfect for each other and absolutely meant to be together, and they became one of your favorite television couples. You couldn't wait to see where their relationship would take them.
How well do you know Chandler and Monica? It's time to find out! Take this quiz and test your knowledge of this sitcom pair.
Chandler and Monica started dating in the pilot.
Were you surprised when Chandler and Monica started dating? Some fans claim that the couple was a surprise and others say that they could tell all along that there was something between these two hilarious and unique characters. So when did these two lovebirds actually start going out? Do you think that it was right at the beginning of the show or later on in the series? Is it true or is it false that Chandler and Monica start dating in the pilot?
Chandler had a crush on Monica since forever.
Ross and Rachel have known each other since high school, and of course, one of the biggest storylines is that Ross has been totally and completely in love with Rachel since their teenage days. Whenever there are flashbacks, dorky Ross is always gawking at the beautiful Rachel, and it's like she has absolutely no idea. Once Rachel becomes part of the friend group in New York City, she definitely starts giving Ross the time of day. So was it like that for Chandler and Monica? Has Chandler always had a crush on Monica?
Chandler and Monica's relationship began basically as a one-night stand.
There are so many different ways that a relationship can develop... and people have so many opinions. Some people say that you need to develop a bond and a friendship before things can turn romantic. Others say that sleeping together on the first date is no big deal and can still lead to something serious and real. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to the game of love, of course. So how did Chandler and Monica's relationship start? Did it all begin with a one-night stand?
They first hooked up in London, England.
Friends had a few episodes that were set in London for Ross's wedding, and needless to say, the drama (and the laughs) were at an all-time high. So if Monica and Chandler slept together one day/night and everything between them changed -- they said goodbye to mere friendship and added a layer of romance -- where did the hook-up actually take place? Did they first hook up in London, England, or would you say that things got hot and heavy between the two characters when they were home in New York City?
Monica had no serious, long-term relationships before Chandler.
It's no secret that dating is hard these days, and people say that dating in a big city like NYC can be even worse. For the characters on Friends, dating was definitely no picnic or walk in the park or whatever else you want to say. For Monica, things weren't exactly simple before she fell in love with Chandler... or were they? Is it true or false that Monica had absolutely no serious relationships before she and Chandler got together?
They kept their romance a secret for as long as they could.
It's exciting when you learn that two of your friends start dating... or is it? Sometimes you're kind of envious of them, even if you have no romantic feelings whatsoever for them, because you worry about how the friendship dynamics are going to change. You know that love and romance change everything and that it's naive to think otherwise, but you hope that your friendships remain intact. So how did Chandler and Monica handle their newfound romance? Did they keep it a secret for as long as they could?
Joey was the first in the group of friends to learn that they are dating.
When you have a secret that you should share with your good friends, there are usually two ways to approach the situation. On the one hand, you can straight-up tell them and be totally honest. On the other hand, you can wait and see if they find out... and then give them the context and explanation. So who was the first to find out about Chandler and Monica? Is it true that Joey was the very first in the group of friends to learn the truth?
The writers first considered having Monica and Joey be a couple instead.
When Rachel and Joey tried their hand at romance, you might have loved the idea... or maybe you shuddered at the thought of those two dating. There are just some people that you can't ever picture together. Do you think that the writers of Friends always had a plan that Chandler and Monica would transition from friendship to something more? Or is it true that the writers first considered having Monica and Joey be a couple instead of Monica and Chandler?
Everyone was supportive of Chandler and Monica once they found out.
When you tell your friends that you're dating another friend in the group, you're never sure if they're going to jump for joy... or never speak to you again. It's a seriously tricky subject. You want them to be super happy for you but you also understand that they might not want to see PDA all the time or hear you complain about each other behind the other's back. Is it true or false that the other characters were supportive of Chandler and Monica when they found out about them?
Chandler was married to Janice before dating Monica.
If you're a true Friends fan, then all you have to do is hear the name "Janice" and you want to run far, far away or hide under your covers. She was seriously that annoying (but she was annoying on purpose... or at least that's what you think). Janice was known for her high-pitched, squeaky voice and her seriously strange laugh. Chandler dated her for quite a while. But is it true that Chandler was married to Janice before he started dating Monica?
They started dating in season five.
So if you're an expert on the Monica/Chandler romance, do you know when the two started dating? Did things start happening between them in the first season when Rachel was introduced to the friend group and became a part of everything? Was it in the second season when the drama and humor really got underway? What about the third? Is it true that these two characters started officially dating in season five, or do you think that it was much later than that?
They got married in Vegas.
It's no secret that Vegas is a pretty popular place to get married. Some couples want to elope and so they figure that they may as well travel to Vegas and get the whole thing over with. They just don't want the mess and fuss of a big wedding... and that's especially true if they have some annoying family members that would try to hijack or ruin their big day. Sometimes, getting married in Vegas can even seem kind of romantic. Is it true that these two characters got married in Vegas?
They never moved in together before getting married.
One of the most beloved things about Friends is the fact that Rachel and Monica are roommates... or the fact that they live in such a fabulous and amazing apartment. Yeah, it's probably the latter. The story goes that Monica is renting the place from a relative so that's why they can afford such a massive place, but hey, that's television for you. Is it true that Monica and Chandler never ended up moving in together before they got married?
The two finally tied the knot in season 7.
After so much build-up, it was amazing when you finally got to watch Monica and Chandler get married. You might have not even believed your eyes because the whole thing felt kind of surreal. They had been through so much before getting to that point and you just knew that they would be in it for the long haul. Talk about a totally perfect couple. Is it true that the two finally got married in season 7, or was it earlier than that?
Monica was pregnant on their wedding day.
Sometimes brides are pregnant on their wedding day, whether they let others know or not. Maybe it's super new and so they aren't showing yet, so no one has to know, and it's not really anyone's business anyway. When it comes to Chandler and Monica, everything about their relationship is totally your business since they are characters on a sitcom and you are a nosy and loyal TV fan. That's just the way that it goes. Is it true that Monica was pregnant on her wedding day?
Chandler and Monica only met in NYC.
There are so many different kinds of friendships that you can have. You can stay friends with the same people since high school or even elementary school. Sometimes the best friendships are forged in college or university, so you might still hang out with your old roommate on a regular basis, and you both love the inside jokes and the nostalgia that you share. Other times, you make friends as an adult and that works well, too. Is it true that Chandler and Monica only met when they were both living in New York?
Monica liked Chandler when they were teenagers.
It's been well-documented that back when the group were in high school, Ross had a major crush on Rachel. And we mean Major. He could barely talk when she was in the same room as him, and he still gets embarrassed when he thinks back to those adolescent days. So what about Chandler and Monica? Did the same thing happen to them? When they were teenagers, did Monica have a crush on Chandler, or is that totally and completely false?
When they met for the very first time, it was Christmas of 1987.
Monica and Chandler didn't meet for the first time when they were adults (or so-called adults, as the show often suggests) in New York City. Nope. They actually knew each other for a while before that, just like Ross and Rachel knew each other back in high school. So how and when did the future soulmates and lovebirds meet? Is it true or false that when Monica and Chandler met for the very first time, it was Christmas of 1987?
Before they actually started dating, Chandler suggested they get married as a back-up plan in the future.
Sometimes friends have a marriage pact or whatever you want to call it. It makes sense, right? If you've been single for a while and right now your dating life isn't exactly the most fun thing ever, it's only logical that you would want to make sure that in the future, you're going to be happy and you're going to be with someone. Is it true or false that before they stared dating, Chandler suggested that he and Monica get married as a back-up plan in the future?
Chandler moved on from his commitment phobia as soon as they started dating.
It's no secret that Chandler was pretty horrified at the idea of settling down. He didn't want to be tied down to one woman for his entire life, which is what a lot of guys think... before they fall in love and their whole world changes for the better. When he and Monica started dating, you were honestly thrilled with how cute and sweet they seemed together. But is it true or false that this relationship cured Chandler of his commitment phobia?
Moving in together went smoothly for them at first.
When Monica and Chandler decided to move in together, it was a big step in their relationship. You know that if you're getting to the stage where you're going to be living with someone, then things are pretty serious and you are basically going to be with them forever. Well, unless something goes horribly wrong and they mess up, but that's another story. When Monica and Chandler shacked up, how did things go? Is it true or false that this whole experience went smoothly for them at first?
They never had children.
When a couple gets serious, there's always the question of timelines and expectations. Do they move in together? Do they get engaged and then married? What about children? Do they want kids or are they going to just be the two of them? There's nothing wrong with any of these choices, of course. You just have to do what feels right for you and ignore society's expectations (and what any nosy relatives say about the whole thing). Is it true that Monica and Chandler never had children?
They had triplets.
Sometimes couples on a television show will end up having triplets and it's done for pure comic relief, since it's usually the characters that you would never, ever imagine having that many children. That happened with Charlotte and Cooper on the Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice, for example, and it has happened on other shows as well. When Monica and Chandler had kids, was it the exact same hilarious and amazing story? Did the lovely couple end up having triplets?
Monica got pregnant as soon as they were married.
There are so many ways to start a family. Some couples get married because they are already pregnant. Others don't tie the knot at all but live as common law couples and are totally happy about it. Other couples walk down the aisle and start trying for a baby pretty much immediately. There's no right or wrong answer here, of course. It's between you and your new husband or wife. Is it true that Monica got pregnant as soon as she and Chandler were married?
Before the wedding, Chandler learned that Monica was going to hook up with Joey.
Sometimes friends end up in a serious relationship, like Ross and Rachel or Chandler and Monica. People argue that the bond of friendship makes for a better long-term relationship. You might agree or you might not, since matters of the heart are totally subjective and everyone has to make the choices that feel right for them. Sometimes, friends hook up (or almost hook up) and it actually doesn't mean that they are headed for a serious romance. Is it true that before the wedding, Chandler learned that Monica was going to hook up with Joey?
Joey almost wasn't allowed to be part of the wedding.
Chandler was pretty angry at Joey once he learned that Monica was probably going to hook up with Joey. Sure, this happened before the two of them got together. You might think that this was no big deal... or you might agree with how upset Chandler got about the whole thing. It's pretty subjective and there's no right or wrong way to feel here. Is it true or false that Joey almost wasn't allowed to be part of the Chandler and Monica wedding?
In season 9, their relationship became long-distance.
For some couples, having to be apart for a little while can be a serious test of patience and loyalty. They feel like they're missing out on each other's lives and like they can't relate to each other anymore. For other couples, it's like there is absolutely no distance at all and things end up being perfectly fine. They are strong enough to handle anything at all. So what happened to Chandler and Monica in the ninth season of Friends? Did their relationship become long-distance?
In season 9, Chandler got a job in Texas.
Long-distance relationships are never easy. If you've been in one yourself, then you know that firsthand and you might have even cringed when you learned that Chandler and Monica had to be apart for a little while. Thankfully, their relationship survived the distance intact, and you could even make the argument that they were even stronger for having gone through something like that. So where did Chandler get a job? Is it true that in season 9, Chandler got a job in Texas?
They got pregnant as soon as they started trying.
As soon as Monica and Chandler were officially married, they knew that they wanted to be parents and it was only a matter of time before that happened for them. When they did start trying, though, what was the result? Things can always go one of two ways when you try to have a baby: it can work on the first few tries... or it can not work at all. Did Monica get pregnant immediately and everything was all rainbows and butterflies and cute baby clothes?
They ended up adopting.
Once Chandler and Monica realized that they were having trouble conceiving and that things weren't happening according to plan, they had a pretty big decision to make. What were they going to do now? How would they ensure that they could still start a family of their own? You felt for them because it's a relatable storyline and because you just knew that they would be amazing parents. You could just picture Chandler making his kid laugh. It would be the best. Is it true that they ended up adopting?
In the series finale, Chandler and Monica moved away from NYC.
When a show ends and you're a loyal fan, it's a pretty sad experience for you. But you try to smile through the tears (lots of them) and focus on where the characters end up. Sometimes, characters move far away and seem to start completely new lives. Other times, things are pretty much the status quo, although much better. It seems like all of the problems are gone, at least for now. In the series finale of Friends, did Chandler and Monica move away from New York?
They officially became parents when the adoptive mom gave birth in the series finale.
It's pretty painful when you really want to start a family with the person that you love... and things just aren't happening. You wonder if it's your fault and you know that you shouldn't blame yourself or your partner but it's pretty hard to deal with the whole thing. For Chandler and Monica, adopting ended up being a good choice and it meant that they could still be parents, which is something that they really wanted for themselves. Is it true that they officially became parents when the adoptive mom gave birth in the series finale?
Chandler got cold feet right before the wedding.
Before Chandler started going out with Monica, the joke on the show was that he was a total and complete commitment-phoebe. He had a revolving stream of girls that he was interested in but things never seemed to really go anywhere (except with Janice, of course). He even had one storyline where he kept dating girls and then saying he would call them, even when he had absolutely no intention of doing so. So how did he feel right before he married Monica? Is it true that Chandler got cold feet right before the wedding?
Ross was totally calm the day of the wedding.
For Ross, the fact that his good friend was dating -- and then marrying -- his lovely sister was a bit much to take. After all, the guy is an adorable dork and he has a whole lot of emotions. Yup, you could definitely call him sensitive and he would probably even agree with you. So how did Ross act the day that his sister was getting married? Is it true or false that Ross was totally calm the day of the wedding?
Chandler and Monica's romance was the most long-running on the show.
Friends is a show about, well, friendship, but there were a lot of romantic storylines on the sitcom as well. The saga of soulmates Ross and Rachel is one for the pop culture history books and it's impossible to be a fan without getting all worked up about them, even all of these years later. Monica and Chandler's relationship was also pretty epic and special, though, so they deserve some credit as well. Is it true that their relationship was the most long-running on the show?