Whether it was Prince Eric or Todd from Sweet Valley High or Dawson or Mr Darcy, I couldn’t help falling in love with fictional characters. They were so much easier to deal with than real life boys. If you wanted to spend time with them, you’d play a DVD or open up a book. This probably explains why I have so many boy issues now.
Now these characters are the best a woman can hope for. They’re the Noahs, the Patrick Swayzes in Ghost and Landon in A Walk to Remember. These guys are too perfect, too romantic, too unobtainable. We’ll never find our own Mark Darcy.
But if we’re willing to settle just a bit, we can find awesome guys who are not as prolific. I’ve identified five fictional characters that I’d be interested in dating. They don’t own Pemberley or are sparkly vampires or will rescue a girl from a life of prostitution but am pretty sure they’ll make us happy.
Note: if you’re a guy and resemble any of these guys, please let me know. Cuddlers need not apply.
Blaine Anderson – Glee
Why? He sings, he dances, he has great hair and can dress like a mofo.
Why not? He’s gay.
Plus he used to go to a private school, which means his dad must have some moolah. So no worries about having to always go to McDonalds for dates. Not that I’m not into that, it’s just that a girl likes to be spoiled.
MVP Quote You did win. So did I. We got each other out of all this. That beats a lousy trophy, don't you think?
Jake Jagielski – One Tree Hill
Why? He was nice to Lucas when he joined the basketball team, he took care of his daughter because his baby momma turned out to be a stupid ho, he sings and he was very sexy.
Why not? Not sure if I can raise another woman’s child. Also baby momma drama is not my scene.
Plus? There is something about a sexy dad. Also he wrote and dedicated a song to Peyton.
MVP Quote I could have held you in my arms forever, and it still wouldn't have been long enough.
The Best Friend – Love Actually
Why? He can organise cool things like a band playing All You Need Is Love. He is also loyal, he doesn’t act on his feelings for his best friend’s wife.
Why not? He doesn’t mind filming his best friend’s wife. Creep alert.
Plus He works at an art gallery so lots of opportunities for free cheese and wine. And a cool venue.
MVP Quote To me, you are perfect.
Gerry – Ps. I Love You (the book)
Why? He fell in love with his childhood sweetheart and when he realised he was sick and going to die soonish he developed a plan to help her cope with his death.
Why not? He is immortalised in film by Gerald Butler. And Hilary Swank is in the movie. Urgh!
Plus He was romantic, funny and thoughtful. Again, the book version.
MVP Quote Sometimes there is only one thing left to say, P. S. I Love You...
Tristan Thorne – Stardust
Why? He used all his savings to spoil the girl of his dreams on her birthday and then when she asked him for a falling star, he went to the ends of the earth to get it for her.
Why not? He is a horrible judge of character when it comes to girls.
Plus He’s a dreamer, very cute and is heir to a magical kingdom.
MVP Quote I'm not being silly. I'd do it. For you, I'd do anything.
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