One rule applies in the concoction of the perfect school romance:
they must hate each other. It's a case of loathe at first sight.
All the A-grade high school couples get off to a very shaky start. Remember Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You? Prissy princess Molly Ringwald and bad boy Judd Nelson made the transition from hate to love during detention in The Breakfast Club. At the very least, the couple must have absolutely nothing in common - see Grease, Clueless and Pretty in Pink, where it was a case of opposites attract.