The series was inspired by Moffat's relationship with producer Sue Vertue, to the extent that they gave their names to two of the characters.Coupling is an example of the "group-genre", an ensemble show that had proven popular at the time.When stars form out of a molecular cloud, very high mass stars (perhaps up to about 100 times the mass of the Sun) all the way down to low mass, brown dwarf objects (about 0.08 solar masses) are formed.Observations of newly formed populations of stars have shown us that very few high mass stars form, while many low mass stars form.It’s setting up two or three Tinder dates a week and, chances are, sleeping with all of them, so you could rack up 100 girls you’ve slept with in a year.”He says that he himself has slept with five different women he met on Tinder—“Tinderellas,” the guys call them—in the last eight days. ”“We don’t know what the girls are like,” Marty says.“And they don’t know us,” says Alex.
The former All-Star is reportedly dating Jennifer Lopez.
Critics compared the show to the American sitcoms Friends and Seinfeld.
The critical reaction was largely positive, and the show was named "Best TV Comedy" at the 2003 British Comedy Awards.
In a 2004 poll to find Britain's Best Sitcom, Coupling came 54th.
Vertue had been working for Tiger Aspect, a production company run by Peter Bennett-Jones.