When you’re watching a TV show and feel immersed in the fictional world, the characters always seem like they would be amazing to date. They always say and do the right thing, and even when they don’t, they come off as adorable, quirky, and charming. This is especially true when it comes to male characters. They are always wonderful, no matter what their personalities are, and they always make great boyfriends.
But the truth is, even though they seem perfect, most of them really wouldn’t be in real life. Think about your favorite male TV character, and then honestly think about what he would be like in real life. Or, just read this. This Reddit thread on fictional characters who would be terrible to really date is awesome. Here are 12 attractive male TV characters who would be the worst boyfriends ever.
Nick Millerfashunkilla: Nick Miller from New Girl...it's quirky/funny to watch him be so cheap and brash but in real life... Nick is one of my favorite fictional characters ever. But as a boyfriend? Nooooo way. He would be the worst!!!
Danny Castellano from The Mindy ProjectQueen_Elizabitch: Danny Castellano from The Mindy Project would be way too Type-A for me, I can't imagine that him and Mindy would make it in real life. Oh yeah, I could never see that relationship actually working out. Danny is cute, but I would never date him. He's way too freaked out about everything.
Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang TheoryJustKeepSwimmingDory: Sheldon Cooper (yeah, I have a weird crush on Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory; sue me) would be a nightmare to date for obvious reasons. I wouldn't want to wait for so long for him to hold hands with me lol. Amy is a saint. From the little bit I've seen of this show, I can't imagine how anyone could date Sheldon.
Basically Every Guy In SupernaturalRashaGirl: Sam, Dean, or Cas from Supernatural. They are strong, independent, intelligent, funny, care for the people they love, do good, and they are really, really hot. But, if you date them, there is a very high chance of death. Hm. I really need to start watching this show.
Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Badnoname725: Jesse Pinkman. Like, he's one of my favorite fictional characters and I connected to him and felt for him so much while watching Breaking Bad, but I'd stay far away if I knew him IRL. He's kind of a mess. Jesse is so cute and he means well.. most of the time. But he would be the worst boyfriend because he has zero control over his life. No thanks.
The Doctor from Doctor WhoRositaYouBitch: The Doctor from Doctor Who. All of his incarnations since the reboot have been cute/sexy plus, adventure, travel, excitement. But trying to get him to settle down and have a nice dinner and conversation would be like trying to wrangle cats. I've never watched this show, but wrangling cats sounds pretty bad to me.
Elija Mikaelson from Vampire Diarieskitkatness: Elijah Mikaelson of Vampire Diaries/The Originals fame. Sooooo hot, but oh man, I'd be so dead. Never seen this one either, but I'll take her word for it.
Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreationthumper5: Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation is so sweet and endearing (not to mention incredibly hot), but he'd probably drive me totally crazy if I dated him in real life. His goofiness makes for a wonderful character and good television, but he's just so airheaded. Andy is a sweetheart, but yeah... no. I would never, ever date him in a million years. He is a literal man-child.
Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchynbianca92: Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) from Sons of Anarchy. The whole bad boy/biker thing is super appealing but if I had to deal with the constant fear of something bad happening to him, myself, or our family and friends I would go crazy. I've never watched this show, but yeah... this seems accurate.
Marshall from How I Met Your MotherWorldStopCarryOn: I actually think Marshall from HIMYM would be terrible. In the context of a sitcom and within a group of messed up people, he seems sweet. But he's sort of a manchild and his family would suffocate you. I don't like this show, but oof, Marshall sounds awful.
Dr. Gregory House from HouseI-EAT-MY-OWN-POOP: House. He'd be all jerk-like but smart, and my friends would tell me he was an addict and that I should dump him but I wouldn't. Because he just needs the love of a good woman to make him change. Yeah... just seems like a bad idea.
Don Draper from Mad Menfauxkaren: Don Draper. Jon Hamm is sexy but Don is a disaster of a human being. Don is the WORSTTTTT. He makes me hate all fictional men with a passion that cannot be healthy.
Which of these characters are you the most attracted to? Which one would you want to date? Which do you disagree with? Who did we forget? Tell me in the comments.