Top 15 Dan/Amy fanfics and why.
I feel like I’m the worst person to answer this question, especially having written so many myself. People who are purely readers may be far better able to assess what’s really good.
As a general rule, although I enjoy ALL the Dan x Amy fic out there (like if you’ve written one, I GUARANTEE I’ve read it), I do think some of the earliest fics about them write the characters in a way that’s slightly off, given what we know about them now. Amy is often MORE heartless than she is in canon, and Dan less so (any fic that has Dan running away from his feelings, because he’s afraid to fall in love or whatever, seems to make him FAR too sympathetic to my mind – I think he’s a more profoundly reprehensible person than that, and I tend to think that Dan exploited Amy the same way he exploited every other woman, no matter what his feelings for her might have been). I think we also quite often get an Amy who is far more…relaxed about sexual intimacy and casual relationships than the woman we see in the show.