It seems only fair, since I listed so many favorites whom I would not date, that I list a few I would definitely get a pizza with.
I’m expanding from strictly romantic heroes (in fact, there aren’t any here, and my research suggests that not ONE of them is dateable) to any hero from (mostly classic, fairly YA-leaning) literature who I’m kinda into. I’m sure I’m leaving someone out, and of course what floats my boat may sink yours, or at least sail past (help I am stuck in this metaphor), so please leave your choices in the comments.
Gilbert Blythe, Anne of Green Gables
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird
I don’t think it’s a stretch to imagine oneself marrying Maycomb’s most eligible widower. He’s got a good job, great kids, and he understands people. Actually, he sounds kind of like my husband…
Peregrine, The Ordinary Princess
The perfect fairy tale man-of-all-work in the perfect fairy tale.
Paavo, The Bronze King
Cap Garland, The Long Winter
Almanzo Wilder was great, don’t get me wrong, but I always thought Cap was the dreamy one. He found town in the middle of a blizzard and saved all the school children! He found the wheat and saved the whole town! He liked sleigh rides and playing games, and he defended the girls! Cap 4EVA.
(That’s really him at left! What a dreamboat.)
(A brief note: I wanted to include some ladies in this post. I found, though, that if I like a heroine, I want to be her, not date her. So this is kind of a sausage fest. It was not intentional!)