Ore Monogatari!!, Pochama ni Recommendations
Both of these stories feature protagonists who don't fall into the typical shoujo manga stereotypes. Physically, the hero/heroine look like characters that would be thrown away in the background of most other manga (a guy who's huge and intimidating in Ore Monogatari and an overweight girl in Pochama ni). They each have a supportive friend and manage to find the perfect partner who can accept them completely. I find myself enjoying them in the same way: for the refreshingly straightforward manner the characters have of facing their own challenges and romantic developments.