In the books, from the moment he first saw her, Harry's stomach does backturns for Cho. IT ALWAYS DOES. He clearly likes her and she clearly displays interest in him. It is not about his fame, she is attracted to him. She is nice to him from the moment they meet and wishes him well in Quidditich. In the fourth book, she also is pro Harry after he is selected as a champion, wishing him luck and not joining in in all the anti Harry behavior of others. Harry wants to ask HER to the ball. She is also genuinely sorry at not being able to say yes to go with him to the Yule Ball. Harry doesn't even think about Ginny at all in book 4. She might be upset about Cedric, but she clearly likes Harry a lot in book 5 and even in book 7 where she wants to help him against the bad guys. Harry also clearly likes her. Note in the books, she only is confused in book 5 after having lost someone. It is not awkward once she has accepted what happened (when they next meet in 7). In addition, Cho does not betray Harry and it is only owing to his anger issues in book 5 (being singled out as a lunatic by the wizarding press and many people) that they get into an argument. Ginny is not on Harry's mind in any way whatsoever. Ginny tbh likes him for his fame in book 1 and 2 and also having been saved by him. She is like his sister. And any interaction is based on being essentially part of the Weasley family. There is literally no chemistry compared to Cho Chang at all! It feels so poor. Ginny also is clearly possessive preventing him from going with Cho in book 7. And Cho Chang was much more fun, cool, nice (e. g. didn't make fun of Fleur) and hot than Ginny. If he is to end up with someone from school and not meet and settle with someone else he meets after Hogwarts, then Cho is Harry's girl.
If Harry doesn't end up with Cho and has to end up with someone from school, then it has to be the girl who has always been loyal to him (unlike others). His friend, his companion. Hermione is caring, she always stays by him. He clearly cares about her. Others (Dumbledore, Ron, the press, his year group in book 2, Cho) assume they are together. Unlike Ginny, there is chemistry from the early days. She is also not judgmental like Ginny. They click. Otherwise, Hermione clearly points out how Cho likes Harry back.
In the books and the films, Ginny is so random. There is no set chemistry unlike the others. It's not love spontaneous, just so WRONG! It should be Cho Chang, not Ginny.
Harry Potter should have ended up with either Cho Chang or Hermione NOT Ginny? Read on and discuss?
What Girls Said 2
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I see Harry and Hermoine as having a very platonic relationship. All of the romances are a bit forced, IMHO, as most people don't end up with their school crush. I think Harry's attraction to Ginny started later because he saw her as kid at first though, not because there was no chemistry. You see guys do it a lot - she's an irritating, affectionate or invisible tag along at first then one summer she grows some curves and he's full of lust and guilt. I can count dozens of guys I know who end up crushing on a friend's sister or vice versa.
They also had a similar sense of humor and viewpoint on life. Plus, she didn't try to overprotect him and accepted his role. So that part was a good match.
But Cho is cool, too.0
What Guys Said 4
I feel like having Hermione and Ron end up together was just to enforce the stereotype that "opposites attract". But I don't think they were really very compatible...
If Harry hadn't been occupied by all the sinister happenings that were behind-the-scenes to all of his friends, he would've been much closer to Hermione. And I think that's the another reason they didn't end up together.
I also don't understand how he didn't end up with Cho though. Cho was there throughout the whole series, and Harry only really realized he kinda liked Ginny pretty late in the books, right? 4 or 5? And it was totally just infatuation.1
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Ginny is prettier than Hermione, at least for me.
The fact that she got with Ron is perfect. Ron, although brave and loyal, isn't the brightest. Hermione, on the other hand, doesn't like to take risks and break the rules, but is incredibly bright.
You can actually read and see their relationship developping. Hermione starts to break rules and Ron makes more intelligent moves and assumptions.
The relationship between Harry and Ginny is almost instantaneously obvious from the onset. Ginny is the kind of girl who loves attention (in a good way of course), whilst Harry doesn't.
I think Rowling made the right choice... I really couldn't see it any differently.0
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Cho is a necessary experience with heartbreak for Harry, it was never meant to be, just schoolboy infatuation.
Harry is oblivious to Ginny for a long time, but she falls in love with him in the second book when he saves her life in the Chamber of Secrets. From then on she's always flustered around him, it's slowly developed that she's crushing on him and he's unaware. But they have lots of little interactions, lots of little funny moments together. It was developed slowly. The fact that it's not so storybook generic makes it a better pair in my opinion.0