Noah, Johnny & Aidan; Fictional Men Girls Wish Were Their Boyfriends

Why can't real-life relationships be more like the ones we see onscreen? Here's our list of the best fictional boyfriends ever.

Noah from The Notebook

With his combination of charm, sincerity and adventurous spirit, Noah has all of the ingredients to be the perfect boyfriend. He knows what he wants, and he'll do whatever it takes to get it, even if that means dangling off a Ferris wheel. Let's face it: Ryan Gosling in any role is our dream boyfriend.

Memorable quote: "I want all of you, forever. You and me, every day."

Nick from New Girl 


From the moment that Jess moved in with the guys, we were already rooting for her and Nick to get together. Although he can be a little grumpy and pessimistic at times, he's a loyal friend, a great listener and the perfect partner in crime. Who didn't swoon during that amazing first-kiss scene?

Memorable quote: "I think you're the kind of girl a guy would come back for."

Jack from Titanic

Jack Dawson is the ultimate romantic. Come on, the guy froze to death to save the life of the girl he loved, even when it was quite clear he could have fit on that piece of wood. We love his boyish charm, spontaneity and smile that could melt any girl's heart. Plus, he really knows how to wear a tux.


Memorable quote: "You jump, I jump, remember?"

Dr Mc Dreamy from Greys Anatomy


Oh swoon swoonage. Mc Dreamy, the ultimate gentleman, he's kind and gentle and... he's a brain surgeon. Meridith is annoying as fuck and we don't know how she got him but wow... a head trauma would almost be worth it for this guy.

Memorable quote: "You'll never love yourself half as much as I love you."


Pacey Witter from Dawson's Creek


Pacey Witter was the heart throb of many a girl born in the late 80's/early 90's who watched Dawson's Creek religiously. The way he looked and treated Joey Potter was unparalleled, he was the bench mark that many a boy was measured against and few measured up. So sweet, so unrealistic.

Memorable quote: "You and I were one of the few things, perhaps theonly thing, that ever made perfect sense to me."

Tom from (500) Days of Summer 


Tom is a hopeless romantic and one of the few guys left who still believes in fate and true love. You would never have to worry about "defining the relationship" with him - if Tom is with you, you can rest easy knowing he's in it for the long haul. Plus, we love that he has good taste in music and a penchant for running through IKEA stores.

Memorable quote: "I love how she makes me feel. Like anything's possible... or like life is worth it."

Graham from The Holiday

The heartbreaking story of poor widowed Graham who falls hopelessly in love with Cameron Diaz in 'The Holiday'. The scene when he's doing Mr Napkin head for his daughters is really what gets us in this one. Dilf.


Memorable quote: "I finally know what I want and that, in itself, is a miracle. And what I want is YOU."

Chuck from Gossip Girl 

With confidence, class and a smouldering gaze, Chuck Bass is the epitome of tall, dark and handsome. Although he can be kind of a prick when his cockiness gets the best of him, we can't help but be drawn to his bad-boy charm. If more college guys dressed as well as Chuck does, the world would be a more beautiful place.

Memorable quote: "I'm sorry I gave up on us when you never did."

Josh from Clueless


The whole ex-stepbrother thing aside, Josh is the boyfriend we all wish we had. We fell in love with him when he went out and danced with Tai like no one was watching, and we fell even harder when he finally told Cher how he felt. He's smart, adorable and charmingly witty, and he's not afraid to call you out when you're being a little ridiculous.

Memorable quote: "You know you're gorgeous, alright."

Johnny Castle from Dirty Dancing



Pretty much the coolest guy we've ever seen, Johnny from Dirty Dancing was the shit. We all dreamed of meeting an older, sexy ride that taught us everything we needed to know about life and sex in one Summer. Dem hip moments though...

Memorable quote: "Nobody puts baby in the corner"

Jacob Palmer from Crazy Stupid Love


Okay, so Ryan Gosling is in twice, but come on - they are two very different characters and Dammit, it's Ryan Gosling. He should probably be in it another 4 times. Jacob is confident, intelligent and ripped as fuck. He starts out in this movie as being a cocky shit who thinks he can have anyone he wants, that's until he meets Hannah Banana who turns out to be a 'game changer'.


Memorable quote: "The war between the sexes is over. We won the second women started doing pole dancing for exercise."

Aidan Shaw from Sex And The City

He's not Mr.Big, he never will be - he's a whole other kind of guy. Aidan was just... so.... nice. This man just wanted to carve you furniture and take you to a log cabin and then out to his cool bar. Okay so maybe he wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but for the sane women out there who can actually appreciate a genuinely nice guy - he was your Adonis.

Memorable quote: "I love you, Carrie. There's no one I could love more. I want to live my life with you."

Smith Jarrod from Sex And The City

Well we couldn't exactly include SATC and NOT have Smith in here. Not only was he literally the hottest thing ever to grace our screens, he was also head over heels in love with Samantha, totally faithful, accepted her for exactly who she was and just an all round absolute gem. I'm sure he'd make a great boyfriend, I just don't know how I could ever sit across from him and not sweat profusely.

Memorable quote: "I forgot to tell you something on the phone: I love you."


Sarah Power
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Unnatural blonde with a natural gift for wrapping presents. Never had one lesson. Big fan of Sex and the City, Eddie Vedder and men who have a good strong whistle. Hope to be a responsible woman one day, but for now I'm enjoying being a child in a woman's body. Pet peeve: People who abbreve everything.

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