Carrying on from my initial research into this culturally important topic, where I investigated which Friends characters date the most in season one of the show, the obvious next step was to conduct the same study for season two.
You’re probably wondering how this new data changes the rankings (if at all) compared with season one. To display this information I’ve had to break out Excel:
Rachel and Chandler dated more than the previous season, Monica and Joey dated less and Phoebe and Ross remained stable. Rachel’s increase can be explained by the fact that she dated lots of people this season in an attempt to get over Ross. Again, womaniser Joey fails to live up to his reputation as he only dates two people this season – joint last with Phoebe and Ross.
The ‘total’ figures in the chart above take into account that some characters date the same people in both seasons. For example, Chandler dates Janice in both seasons, so that counts as one for season one and one for season two, but still a total of one because Janice is only one person.
As always, this ranking is based on who dates the most people and is not based on how many dates they go on or on the longevity, seriousness or intensity of the relationship. It only includes characters who are seen on screen.
Did these changes surprise you? Who is your favourite Friends love interest?