TV shows mimic reality (sort of), so it makes sense that in most shows, someone would make a terrible girlfriend. There are also a lot of fictional dudes who make bad fictional boyfriends, but that’s another story.
So, what makes someone a terrible girlfriend? Um, any of the qualities shown in the ladies mentioned below. Yes, relationships are tough, but if you’re too jealous, angry, mean, or manipulative, you’re making it on this list. Here are 10 of the worst TV show girlfriends of all time… just try to be the opposite of them, okay?
Marissa from The O.C.Marissa had a lot of issues she needed to work on, and really, she just shouldn't have been dating anyone. She was a mess. One day she was cold and sad, the next day she was affectionate and loving. It was really confusing for me, honestly, so I can't imagine how it was for Ryan.
Vanessa from Gossip GirlVanessa is just the worst in general, but I especially hated her as Nate's girlfriend. First of all, Vanessa convinced herself from the beginning that she didn't fit into Nate's world. She convinced herself SO much that she ended up making every situation worse than it should have been - it was her own fault. Also, she was incredibly jealous. She just showed up places, spying on Nate to see what he was doing, and it was weird and too over-bearing. She seriously needed to relax.
Paige from Pretty Little LiarsEmily may have forgotten that Paige tried to drown and kill her before they started dating, but no one else did. That says a lot about Paige as a person and as a girlfriend, if you ask me. Even if we are disregarding the fact that she basically almost murdered someone, Paige is still an annoying girlfriend. She doesn't trust Emily, she tries to push her to go to school with her, and honestly, I don't even know why Emily trust her. Paige doesn't want Emily to have anything to do with A, but instead of actually talking to her about it, she always goes behind her back to try to fix it herself. Like when she told the cops Allison was alive. UM. Not exactly your secret to tell, Paige.
Quinn from GleeIn my opinion, it's pretty clear that the only person Quinn really cares about is... Quinn. I will never be able to look at her any differently after the first season. She cheated on Finn with Puck, and kept it a secret. Even worse than that, Puck got her pregnant, but she let Finn believe he was the father because she thought he would make a better father! It was completely unfair and a really bad move. That wasn't the last time Quinn cheated - she hooked up with her boyfriend's best friend despite being the head of the celibacy club. Okay, Quinn. That's enough.
Georgina from Gossip GirlGeorgina was one of the best and most entertaining characters on Gossip Girl, but that doesn't mean she was a good girlfriend. She was actually really crazy. When she dated Dan, she had a baby and made Dan believe it was his - he actually took care of her and the child believing he was the dad! How do you do that to someone? Later in the show, when Georgina actually has a boyfriend, she walks all over him and basically treats him like he's just the nanny.
Katherine from The Vampire DiariesSpeaking of selfish people, here's Katherine from The Vampire Diaries. I don't watch the show, but from what Gurl editor Caitlin tells me, Katherine is extremely manipulative and literally does not care if you live or die. She only cares about herself, and she actually is super evil.
Lane from Gilmore GirlsI kind of feel bad about adding Lane to this list, because everything wasn't really her fault, and also I sort of like Lane (even though she got a little annoying once in a while). What made Lane a bad girlfriend is that she kept all of her boyfriends a secret, and almost always refused to stand up to her mother. There were definitely times that she did stand up for herself, and in the end, Lane dated who she wanted - I'll give her that. She's probably the best girlfriend on this list, but I guess I just never got over what happened with her and Dave.
Emily from RevengeWhere to start? Emily started dating Daniel simply because he was part of her revenge plan (or something like that - honestly, this show is really confusing). While dating Daniel, she was falling in love with Jack, her childhood best friend. She basically lied to Daniel about her entire life, including the fact that she was trying to destroy his mother. She was in love with two (sometimes three) guys at once. It's a mess. Emily should probably be single for a little while.
Jackie from That 70's ShowI've never watched this show, but from what Gurl editor Caitlin tells me, Jackie just spends most of the time acting like a spoiled princess. She's bossy, she expects everyone to do everything for her, and she's kind of annoying. Basically, she's high-maintenance.
Paige from DegrassiPaige is similar to Jackie because she also likes to act like a high-maintenance princess. She wants her boyfriends to do everything for her, simple as that. Oh, and let's not forget about the fact that she crashed her boyfriend's car into her rapist's car to get back at her rapist. Girl, I get it. Your rapist deserved to have his car crashed. But did it have to be done in that way?
Which of these girlfriends do you think is the worst? Which do you disagree about? Who did I forget? Tell me in the comments!