We’re always talking about movie and TV characters that we’d date, but I thought it was time to address a different medium. Video games have some of the best and most well-rounded characters around. Usually the only drama they have in their lives is fighting off monsters, and I think I’d prefer that to some of the things in movies and TV.
I grew up playing video games and developed some pretty serious crushes on a few characters here and there. If we can fall for fictional characters in books that we can’t see, I don’t think crushing on video game characters is too weird.
Here are 12 video game characters who would make great boyfriends or girlfriends:
Link from The Zelda Series
Link is the greatest video game character ever to not have his own series named after him. He basically spends his whole life saving Princess Zelda and looks fine doing it. He's dedicated, loyal and his tunics would look great on you.
Mario from Super Mario Brothers
I mean, duh. Besides the fact that every time he walks in the room he says "It's a me, Mario!" he's probably a solid guy to date. Luigi has no sense of direction in life, which is why everyone likes Mario better. Anyway, he'd always be there for you and would definitely take you out since he essentially collects coins every five seconds.
Misty from Pokemon
First of all, Misty's a babe. Her constant positive attitude is sure to keep you in a good mood, and she's insanely supportive.
Sora from Kingdom Hearts
Sora's life mission is to save his BFF, Kairi, who he's totally in love with. BUT he hasn't even told her! We don't even know how she feels about him, yet he's risking his life to save her heart from darkness. Also, he's friends with, like, every Disney character ever so your dates would never be boring.
Tomba from Tomba
The second game in the Tomba series is solely him searching for his kidnapped girlfriend. That's super sweet! He might not be the brightest, but he's so nice and loyal. And he has pink hair and the cutest underbite you've ever seen. He also appears to not own a shirt so there's that.
Yuna from Final Fantasy X
Yuna is basically the nicest warrior you've ever encountered. She'll fight off monsters but feel badly about it. She's nice, kind and can heal you no matter what your ailment is. Also, she sings with the voice of an angel.
Spyro from Spyro The Dragon
Spyro loves adventures so if you're looking for a really active boyfriend, he's perfect. He'll take you anywhere since he can fly and will defend you anytime you're in danger. Bonus points for being able to blow fire, which means he can cook AND roast marshmallows for you.
Gex from The Gex Series
Before the Geico Gecko, there was Gex. And he's way cooler because he's a secret agent and wears a tux. He's like James Bond in gecko form. He's super suave and very charming.
Aerith Gainsborough from Final Fantasy VII
Aerith is super nice and extremely positive. If you're ever in a bad mood, she can (and will) make you feel better. She always has your best interests at heart and just wants you to succeed in whatever you do.
Rosalina from Mario Galaxy
Rosalina is basically the queen of the galaxy so she's really powerful, but she doesn't let it get to her head. She's really protective and will make sure no harm ever comes your way.
Tidus from Final Fantasy X
Tidus is a total hunk, even if he has horrible taste in clothes. That aside, he's young at heart, which can be annoying, but he truly loves whoever he's with. When things are tough, he'll stick it out with you because he always sees a light at the end of the tunnel.
Yoshi from Super Mario Brothers
Yoshi is super reliable and generally awesome in every way. He wants to hang out with you all the time and never forgets to call.
Who would you date out of the above? Are there other video game characters you’d add to this list? Tell us in the comments!