I tend to find myself dreaming of being in a relationship with dudes from TV, but I would never even stay with most of these guys long enough to build a relationship with. I feel like I’m not alone. So I decided to comprise a list of four guys from television who we may have never given a chance, and boy, would we really miss out.
1. Adam Sackler (GIRLS)
Most swoonworthy quote: “Hannah, stop. You’re the best thing in my life. I don’t know how to behave without you. I’d die if you go away.”
This one is my number one. I spend nights on Tumblr searching Adam quotes, and find myself longing for the relationship he has with Hannah. He started off on shaky ground, but once he was committed to her, he was in it for the long haul. If Adam was real though, we might not give him the chance he deserves. He’s a little odd-looking, which is okay. Even if we did give him a chance, once he played with your stomach fat, made you do things you were uncomfortable with sexually, and invited you to his house which kind of looks like a sex den, you would have run for the hills from this obvious psychopath — which means you would have missed out on something that all of us girls long for in the romance category.
2. Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation)
Most swoonworthy quote: “So I feel like you were mad at me yesterday, and I don’t know why, so I made a list of everything I did, and I’m gonna try not to do any of them again.”
Andy and April got it right; they are perfect for each other, yet total opposites. They definitely balance each other out. This gives me hope that I’ll find a guy that can deal with my total creep status. Never mind that he’s a little pudgy and probably smells like gym socks (I find that weirdly attractive), if you do give this guy a chance, I’m sure it would last a week tops. Andy isn’t really full of common sense. I mean, he uses phrases like “awesomesauce” and he thinks that since you are in different parts of the world, you are looking at different moons. You probably would break it off after you realized you were dating someone with the mental capacity of a 5 year-old. Because you didn’t stick around to give him a chance, you would have missed out on the most endearing, cuddly, best friend of a mate you will probably ever meet in your life. He would have been your biggest supporter and would have made life fun.
3. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
Most swoonworthy quote: “It doesn’t matter what she looks like. I mean she’s already the most beautiful girl in the world to me.”
Alright, so he’s a total babe. Let’s get realistic, you both would be way too nervous to even talk to each other, and you will just pass one another by like strangers in the night. You will spend the next two weeks kicking yourself for not speaking up and you will walk by the spot where you caught eyes trying to recreate the magic. Let’s just say you two did grab coffee, planned a second, third, maybe fourth date. Spencer Reid has a demanding job, are you willing to be second place to it? Probably not. He’s in his head a lot, he’s a thinker, he has three PhDs, which means he’s probably a very quiet individual, and maybe you want more excitement. So you leave. Boy, you really would have missed out, because you didn’t realize that he would do the little things to make you feel special and like a lady. You would come home and he would surprise you with an already-drawn bath. You would have done things like go to farmer’s markets and read the newspaper on your porch over coffee on Sunday mornings. He would have challenged you mentally and made you grow as a person.
4. Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
Most swoonworthy quote: “The story is that when American soldiers where moving Indians off their land, on the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee mothers were grieving and crying so much ’cause they were losing their little ones along the way. Exposure and disease and starvation; a lot of them just disappeared. So the elders, they sent a prayer, asked for a sign to uplift the mother’s spirits. Give ’em strength, hope. The next day, this rose started to grow right where the mother’s tears fell. I’m not fool enough to think there’s any flowers bloomin’ for my brother. But, I believe, this one is bloomin’ for your little girl.”
Say this wasn’t the post-apocalyptic world. Daryl was a bad guy even pre-walkers from his own account, and it probably would be good that you didn’t get wrapped up with him. Post-apocalypse though, it’s a little tough because he’s one of five good guys that are still around, he would still make you uneasy though and you’d probably end up sleeping around like Andrea. Not giving him a chance would mean you missed out on a total protector. He’d kill for you, not in that weird obsessive type of way, but if you were in danger, he’d put his life on the line for you.
The lesson here, ladies, is if the guy is a little quirky, slightly neurotic, and not Adonis, give him a chance — unless he is a total douchebag who harms you physically and/or mentally — because you never know what you could be missing out on.