The Weekly Ten: Fictional Boyfriends

So we all know that lately pop culture has been a little bit obsessed with vampires. True Blood. Twilight. The Vampire Diaries. It’s everywhere we look and a part of everything we do. But we’re not just obsessed with vampires. We’re obsessed with vampire boyfriends. Edward Cullen in particular. An as someone who spends way too much time in the fictional world I have to step back, and ask…really? I mean come on!

Edward Cullen is not the best fictional boyfriend out there. He’s obsessive, overbearing, and would find great satisfaction in tearing open his girlfriend’s veins and drinking her blood. This is the guy that makes you swoon? Well not me. He’s not my idea of the best fictional boyfriend out there. He’s not even close. Who is, you ask? Well I’ve compiled a list to answer just that question (and put off any of the more important tasks I have yet to accomplish today). Below are my top ten fictional boyfriends, all of whom are real flesh and blood, albeit fictional, men that don’t sparkle in the sunlight.

10. Mike Chang. You know, Tina’s boyfriend from Glee. Not only is he a football player but he has swoon worthy dance moves and even swoon worthier abs.

9. Flynn Rider. The last Disney prince. The one from Tangled. Yes I’ve seen Tangled. What’ is it to you? A little sarcastic, a little funny, and very much the reluctant hero. He’s definitely not as boring as the Disney princes before him and so for that reason alone he makes the list.

8. Nathaniel Archibald. Okay, so I don’t have any legitimate reasons for this one seeing as how he’s a manwhore both literally and figuratively, he’s cheated on almost all of his girlfriends, and he’s hooked up with every female regular besides Lily van der Woodsen (as far as we know), but… he’s so pretty!

7. Seth Cohen. Yes, the geeky guy from the O.C. made it onto the list, mostly because I’ve always had the biggest crush on Adam Brody, but also because that upside down, in the rain, Spiderman kiss that he and Summer share is one of my favorite TV kisses of all time.

6. Cappie. Casey’s on again off again boyfriend from Greek is a favorite of mine. Yes, he’s childish and has a bit of a Peter Pan complex but he’s also a genuinely nice guy. And when Casey asked him where he wanted to be in ten years he said “I want to be with you.” Sigh.  If only.

5. Chandler Bing. The class clown. The commitment-phobe. The one everyone thought was gay. Okay, so that’s all true. But he’s also the guy who overcame all of that and fell in love with his best friend. Plus, he looks really cute with glasses, don’t you think?

4. Aiden Shaw. I was a Carrie and Mr. Big fan. I always have been and I always will be. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate just how awesome of a boyfriend Aiden really was. He forgave Carrie for cheating on him, redid her apartment, and his voice had this sort of twang to it that just makes me want to watch him speak. Shirtless.

3. Dan Humphrey. Serena van der Woodsen’s loyal Brooklyn boyfriend. Dan gets a bit of a bad rep with the Upper East Siders but personally I think he’s a great guy. Cute. Smart. Funny. And he has that whole tortured artist thing down perfectly. What’s a girl gotta do be his muse?

2. Alex Karev. This poor guy has yet to have a relationship that doesn’t end in his girlfriend going crazy, dying, or moving across the country, and I think that’s terrible because Alex deserves better. He’s a good guy, deep, deep, deep down, who will always be therefore his girl when she needs him. Give him a lasting love interest, Shonda Rhimes.

1. Pacey Witter. Yes, the sidekick from Dawson’s Creek is taking the top spot and I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it. Maybe it’s the swooning pre-teen in me but when I think of my favorite fictional boyfriend, I think of Pacey Witter. With Joey, Andie, or even that other chick he dates in the later episodes when he can’t have Joey, Pacey Witter was a great boyfriend. In my eyes this boy can do no wrong. And plus, you know, he’s adorable.

In case you couldn’t tell based on this list I have a type. It’s called tall, dark, and a little bit dorky and/or dangerous. So if you know anyone that fits the bill, send him my way, okay?

Who are your dream fictional boyfs?



  1. Stevie says:

    Yes! Cappie is love!

  2. Ana says:

    SETH COHEN. I secretly think I am Adam brody's soulmate

  3. Lettie says:

    I totally forgot how much I love Pacey- he was an amazing boyfriend to Andie!
    Tbh I agree with almost all of this list- just haven't watched Greek!
    I reckon Damon from VD has great boyfriend potential…… He devoted himself to Katherine for centuries.

    1. shari says:

      omg i thought i was the only one that remember andie!! i loved her and pacey together!

    2. Definitely bummed too that Damon didn't make the list…definitely the sexiest bad boy vampire. :) Greek is a must watch – Cappie seriously was like the best fictional BF on there, you'd love him! So sad Greek is over, they should have done a Cappie and Beaver spin-off! LOL.

  4. anonymous says:

    Cory Matthews!

  5. Jenna says:

    *Sigh* Pacey is definitely my dream boyfriend

  6. shari says:

    if you replace nate archibald with logan echolls from veronica mars and flynn rider with cory matthews (because i haven't seen tangled), this would be the perfect list. :)

    1. sam says:

      I loved Logan Echolls!

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  8. Sarah says:

    How are Dan and Nate on this list, but not Chuck Bass!? He is the perfect man!

  9. Hannah says:

    Chuck Bartowski, the non-cartoon character that Zachary Levi plays on Chuck. He's amazingly geeky and adorable.

  10. Lauren says:

    I am so happy that Pacey made your #1! My heart melted in the season finale when Joey and him got back together!

  11. emma says:

    finn from glee…can't catch a break, both his gfs cheated on him…seriously, can't figure out why. perhaps a little dimwitted but who doesn't love that about their guy?

  12. amy says:

    Matt Saracen. God bless that boy

  13. BEA says:

    i totally agree with you and your list!!!
    i was seriously in love with pacey as a kid :P

  14. keroveros13 says:

    Logan Cale from Dark Angel you must see he was with the girl and suffer a lot for her, he is the perfect guy inteligent and a rebel

  15. erin says:

    Agree with Logan Echolls!! He and Veronica had an epic love, other than that this list is pretty damn good

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  18. Macie says:

    Where is Cory Matthews from boy meets world? i loved pacey, but cory could beat any of these guys hands down. he's the BEST boyfriend on tv, ever!

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