5 Reasons Why Gomez And Morticia Addams Are The Ideal Couple

It's getting to be that time of year again. The time when spooky season is upon us. And what better a time to reflect on everlasting love than during the month of October when everything is about demons, vampires, and eternal damnation? If that doesn't sound at all romantic to you, think again because spooky season is filled with some of the best relationship ghouls ... I mean goals ... around. 

For starters, there is the romance of the ever popular Jack and Sally from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas." No two undead capture the anguish of true love quite as well as these two. Then you have delightfully charming Herman Munster and his bloodcurdlingly lovely wife Lily from "The Munsters" fame, and we mustn't forget the unwavering devotion of "Beetlejuice's" Adam and Barbara. All of these couples really make it clear that "'Til death do us part" is for chumps.

But perhaps one of the most inspiring couples that horror has to offer is none other than Morticia and Gomez Addams from "The Addams Family." Seriously, no other couple even comes close to their undying devotion, and here's five reasons why. 

1. They have shared interests

Never ones to turn down a wickedly good time, Morticia and Gomez have many shared interests. They are exceptional dancers as evidenced by their elaborate performance in "Addams Family Values," and they both enjoy romantic nights out in local cemeteries where they can experience the "magic in the air." Their shared appreciation for death and decay means these two understand one another on a whole other level, and while it's said that opposites attract, for Morticia and Gomez, their mutual love of the macabre make them as irresistible to one another as worms on a decaying corpse.

2. They can't keep their hands off each other

All romances go through an infatuation stage, but for Morticia and Gomez, this stage never ended. They are as just as deeply attracted to one another now as they were on the day they met at Gomez's cousin Balthazar's funeral. Throughout every iteration of "The Addams Family," Morticia and Gomez's mutual attraction to one another has never waned. They constantly gaze longingly into each another's eyes and look forward to their alone time which is arguably filled with all kinds of sensual debauchery. Whether Gomez is buying Morticia a négligée in her favorite color (black), or Morticia is passionately telling Gomez how much he reminded her of a "desperate, howling demon" last night, these two can't keep their hands off each other.   

3. They have each other's backs

"I would die for her. I would kill for her," so says Gomez as he dreamily watches his wife sleeping in "The Addams Family." It's true that this deadly duo would do anything to keep each other out of harm's way, unless, of course, being in harm's way is consensual. For them, danger is only fun when it's mutually desired, and so they will go to great lengths to ensure that they have each other's lace and velvet-clad backs. Whether that means Gomez sword fighting for his wife's life or Morticia consoling a raging Gomez over his brother's request that they cut off all contact, these two understand the importance of "'til death do us part."      

4. They are each other's equal

No matter what they're going through, Morticia and Gomez always work together. They make decisions mutually and neither one has more power over the other. Both of them are heavily involved in raising their three children, and Gomez is an active participant in Morticia's pregnancy and birth, expertly coaching her through her labor with love and adoration. But when it is clear that Pugsley and Wednesday are having a little bit of trouble accepting their baby brother Pubert, it is both Morticia and Gomez that sit them down to talk about it. When Gomez falls into a depression over the drama with his brother Fester in "The Addams Family," Morticia secures a job in order to keep her family afloat making it clear that the duo always work in tandem with one another. Their ability to exist as equals in the relationship make them the ultimate couple goals. 

5. They value family above all

But perhaps the most important aspect of Gomez and Morticia's relationship is their deep devotion to their family. They cherish their children Wednesday and Pugsley (and later, Pubert), and only want the best for them. They attend parent/teacher conferences and express concern when the curriculum being taught in school doesn't reflect their family values on the original "The Addams Family" TV show. Whether they are proudly cheering them on during an unusually bloody school play or working to ensure that their baby boy doesn't grow up to be an orthodontist, they will always make sure their family unit stays strong.

They even support their extended family, going to great lengths to ensure that Gomez's brother Fester isn't taken advantage of by his gold-digging wife. All in all, Morticia and Gomez will support their family even long after the grave.