I’ll field this one, given that I’m rather drunk at the moment.
Personally, while I don’t MIND the relationships such as they are, I don’t feel they’re strictly necessary to further the plot or the development of the characters (perhaps with the exception of Amy/Laurie as Laurie becomes more manful with Amy to keep him in gentlemanly line whereas Jo wouldn’t have given a fuck and let him run wild, and with the responsibilities given her as a wife and mother, Amy mellows the fuck out and grows the fuck up and I promise I’ll stop saying fuck now.
As for Jo and Fritz, that was LMA’s response to public demand that Jo end up with SOMEBODY because god forbid a woman never marry but at least she stuck Jo with an intellectual silver fox that kind of creeps most people out because SHE DEFIES YOUR ROMANTIC EXPECTATIONS OF LOVE BEING RESERVED FOR THE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL. If they wouldn’t let Jo be queer/asexual, at the very least LMA could insist Jo do something different and subversive.
Meg March - Ravenclaw
Jo March - Gryffindor
Beth March - Hufflepuff
Amy March - Slyterin
Louisa May Alcott: representing Harry Potter before it existed.
LMA throwin’ some shade and tellin’ em to suck her alcott