In a recent Kindle Singles Interview, Sex and the City creator Darren Star said that he didn't think that Carrie Bradshaw, the show's main character (played by Sarah Jessica Parker), should have ended up with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Mr. Big (Chris Noth). In response, half the world's SATC fans yelled at their computers, "I KNOW, RIGHT?" It's not that he wanted her to end up with someone else (sorry, Team Aiden), it's that he would have preferred the show ended with Carrie single. He saw her romantic, happy ending as a betrayal of what the show was really, at heart, about—"that women don't ultimately find happiness from marriage." He clarified: "Not that they can't. But the show initially was going off-script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That's what had made women so attached."
Another SATC writer, Liz Tuccillo, told Elle in 2014 that the show ending with Carrie and Big together was a "big argument" (pun intended?) in the writers' room. She went on to explain, "We felt a big responsibility to end the show right. And by having every character with somebody, it means that ultimately, the show is about finding love in the big city and we're going to be optimists and say that everybody's found it."
Said Star, "At the end, it became a conventional romantic comedy. But unless you're there to write every episode, you're not going to get the ending you want." Well, we can all take solace from the possibility of a third SATC movie (never going to happen) in which everyone ends up single and alone. Perfect!