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The 11 TV Boyfriends We Still Want To Date

5. Nathan Scott on One Tree Hill

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You can’t discuss one Scott brother without including the other. When One Tree Hill began, we all thought Nathan was the typical villain. As the show progressed, Nathan became everyone’s Prince Charming. He kept making mistakes, but he continued to learn from them to become a better dad and husband. James Lafferty, who played Nathan, has  been dating Bono’s daughter, Eve Hewson, since 2010.

6. Troy Bolton in High School Musical

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Obviously we all fell in love with Zac Efron during High School Musical. Bonus points to all of you who noticed him previously in the WB’s Summerland with Jesse McCartney. HSM became a bonafide phenomenon, and Zac went on to participate in several movies such as 17 Again, The Lucky One, and Liberal Arts. He also did the most casual rehab stint in recent history, handling it with a great deal of maturity. Look for his return next year in the movies Neighbors and That Awkward Moment.

7. Jim Halpert on The Office

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Sure John Krasinski is a little older than the rest of our list, but there’s not a girl who didn’t want Jim Halpert to be her boyfriend. His character pined for Pam for ages, and they went on to have an incredibly sweet romance throughout The Office series. In real life, John is now married to everyone’s favorite first assistant, Emily Blunt, and has had a few notable film roles in movies like Away We Go and Something Borrowed.

8. Dan Humphrey on Gossip Girl

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While all the Gossip Girl boys were more than drool worthy, Dan was probably the best boyfriend of the bunch. Nate and Chuck had too many daddy issues that got in the way of treating their girlfriends well. Dan’s insecurities only made him work harder for true love. Dair (Dan + Blair) was my dream couple, contrary to popular opinion. Penn Badgley’s notable previous relationships include Blake Lively during the show’s run, and later on, Zoe Kravitz. He also recently played legend Jeff Buckley in the movie Greetings from Tim Buckley.

9. Caleb Rivers on Pretty Little Liars

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Pretty Little Liars is another show where there’s more eye candy than we can handle, but best boyfriend award at this point goes to Caleb, played by Tyler Blackburn. So far he’s the only boyfriend who hasn’t betrayed his girlfriend yet (Toby and Ezra have both worked with villainous “A”). Everything Caleb has done the entire series has been to help Hanna, and we love that kind of devotion. Currently, Tyler is rumored to be dating Hanna’s portrayer herself, Ashley Benson. He’s also so popular he got his own PLL spinoff, Ravenswood  a spookier counterpart to the original.

10. Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries

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While bad boy Damon is always luring us in, Stefan is the better Salvatore boyfriend. He’s extremely reliable, always trying to do the right thing and be the hero. Some may argue that Damon is always trying to protect Elena, but he often goes against her wishes to keep her safe. Stefan honors Elena’s wishes all the time, even when her wish is to date his brother. Sometimes, kindness backfires, I guess. Paul Wesley and wife Torrey Devitto  got divorced this summer, but he’s quickly moved onto Phoebe Tonkin from The Originals.

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  • CMJ

    Ugh, Dean.

    Team Jess all the way!

    • Ruby L

      Yes!!! Still sad they never ended up together for good.

  • carrie thompson

    But what about Logan Huntzberger? I always thought Logan was the best of Rory’s boyfriends (once he figured out that he actually wanted to date her, that is…).

    • Ruby L

      I did like Logan, but he had to mess things up a lot before he got it right.

  • Romylove

    Zac Efron also played young Simon Tam on Firefly!

    • Ruby L

      I haven’t seen Firefly, but everyone always recommends it! Yet another reason to give in.

    • http://maitribathbody.com/ Maitri

      Don’t think, just do.

  • OTH fan

    James Lafferty is my No 1-11!!!!

  • Hillary511

    I am SEVERELY disappointed that Harvey Kinkle from Sabrina the Teenage Witch is not on here.

    • Ruby L

      He was in consideration. Maybe I’ll have do a follow up with 90′s TV boyfriends.

  • http://maitribathbody.com/ Maitri

    Ugh Stefan Salvatore – he’s a douche. Plus I’ve heard that the actor is totally full of himself and douche in person also.

    • Ruby L

      I’m not sure about his real life reputation, but his characters has his sweet moments too!

  • DiorNotWar

    Hello, what about Ryan Atwood or Seth Cohen??

    • Ruby L

      Sweetie, Seth Cohen was the entire inspiration for this post. But Ryan Atwood would have been a great addition :)

    • DiorNotWar

      Lol my bad, that’s what I get for skimming the beginning (dumdum)

      I think every teenage girl/young woman/gay boy was in love with Seth Cohen. I mean, how could they not be

    • Ruby L

      It’s all good! And COMPLETELY agree. Even throughout his season 3 string of lies, I was still completely in love.

  • Tracy Evans

    Sorry Dan Humphrey sucked. He cheated on ALL his girlfriends including Blair. And he was literally the WORST guy ever to his ex girlfriends.. He treated every single one of them like garbage. I never understood why people liked Dair at all. They were so boring and Penn and Leighton, two wonderful individual actors, had anti-chemistry as a couple. She shined with Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford but she and Penn were like siblings. Watching them kiss made me so uncomfortable. But back to the guys, Chuck was easily the sexiest guy but I agree he had too many Daddy issues to treat Blair well until literally the last part of the series. .My choice of all the boys is Nate. He cheated on Blair in S1 but after that he was golden. He was the one that got treated poorly by girls. Dan was a complete turd to girls. Oh and Nate “gets along with all his ex girlfriends.” .

    I agree with all your other choices though – especially Jess and Seth Cohen! My teenage heart will always beat for Seth.

  • Cata

    Seth – YES
    Dean – No
    Jess – Yes
    Tim – Yes
    Lucas – Never watched
    Nathan – Never watched
    Troy – Never watched
    Jim – Yes
    Dan – Lord NOOOO UGH WHY???
    Caleb – YES
    Stefan – Good boyfriend but dull