Who here can say they have never had a crush on a fictional character from a TV show? No-one, am I right or am I right? There are some pretty good-looking, smooth-talking, and definitely boyfriend-material hunks on there, right? Well, yeah, probably. But most of them aren’t as wonderful as you might have once thought. In fact, if you sit down and have a good think about it, some of those perfect-seeming hotties are pretty horrible boyfriends. Thanks, Diply, for pointing that out and opening our eyes. I think…
So here you go: 16 TV boyfriends who are actually huge jerks. And they still somehow managed to get the girl…
1. Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother
Honestly, Ted Mosby sucks. Not just because he forces his idea of romantic fate on women, but he is also really pretentious and just can’t stand it if things don’t go his way. Besides, who has forgotten that time he cheated on Victoria in season 1? That was unforgivable! Robin deserved better, that’s all I’m saying…
2. Lucas Scott from One Tree Hill
Here we have another cheater: he cheated on Brooke with her best friend! Why isn’t “drama king” a thing we say? Because it would be the perfect thing to describe Lucas. First, he gets engaged to a girl who looks exactly like Peyton, and then he leaves her, on the wedding day no less, and guess for whom? That’s right: Peyton!
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3. Tate Langdon from American Horror Story
The obsession with this guy is just incomprehensible! He’s completely horrible. First, he killed a bunch of people because why not. Then he claimed to love Violet and what’s the next logical step? He terrorized her family and attacked her mother! What the hell, dude?
4. Jim Halpert from The Office
Now, this may be hard news to hear, but Jim isn’t a very nice person. He wasn’t a good boyfriend to Karen at all and then he thought it would be a good idea to break up with Katy on a boat?! Not to mention that time when he started working in Philadelphia and he became totally self-centered and whiny! Obviously, Pam would be upset!
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5. Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Yup, Xander isn’t a nice guy either. He kept cheating on Cordelia with Willow, and he left Anya at the altar. And then there were all the times when he ogled Buffy. He totally deserved Anya to go full revenge-demon on him! Shame she didn’t…
6. Howard from The Big Bang Theory
It’s fair to say that all the guys from TBBT are pretty much awful, but Howard definitely takes the cake. He objectifies women all the time, and when Penny calls him out on it once, the show makes it look as if she is in the wrong!
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7. Dawson Leery from Dawson’s Creek
Dawson was a real fool. He wanted Joey only when he knew he couldn’t have her. Besides, he kept messing with her head. Thank Goodness the creators let her end up with Pacey. Stop crying, Dawson, dammit!
8. Dean Forester from Gilmore Girls
Dean seemed like a nice guy in the beginning, but then he turned out to be a jerk. Not only was he really possessive and extremely jealous while he was with Rory, he then got married to another woman and cheated on her with Rory!
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9. Danny Castellano from The Mindy Project
We might have the winner here, people! The worst TV boyfriend ever. He was horrible to Mindy forcing her to give up her dreams of becoming a doctor. And why did he do that? Because of his sexist ideas about motherhood!
10. Archie Andrews from Riverdale
Here’s another dude who completely deserves the title of ‘drama-king’. Andrew was just awful to Val, and she’s literally an angel! And what about him kissing Betty? This guy is so trash!
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11. Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl
Chuck was a real monster: sexist, manipulative, and just so smug! And there were actually people who wanted him to end up with Blair? What the hell, people?
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12. Seth Cohen from The O.C.
Summer totally deserved better than Seth, and Anna did as well! Seth was always acting like a sad, unpopular loser and then he goes and hooks up with both girls the same night. That’s a player move, if ever there was one!
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13. Eric Foreman from The 70s Show
Eric is mean. Throughout the whole show, he just keeps making fun of people without ever growing as a person. And let’s not forget what he did to Donna, ditching her on their wedding day! Damn right, you’re guilty, Eric!
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14. Lip Gallagher from Shameless
Lip seriously needs to grow up. How can you keep cheating and make mistakes and blame others for them? Also, he was really toxic, so much so that almost all the women he left behind ended up suffering for a long time after their relationships with him had ended. And don’t get me started on how he treated Mandy!
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15. Ezra Fitz from Pretty Little Liars
So let me get this straight: Fitz dated Aria while she was underage. He basically stalked her and her friends so he could write a book about them. And all of that is okay because he ended up marrying her? I don’t think so!
16. Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries
Sorry, Delena fans, but Damon and Elena weren’t a good match at all. Theirs was a toxic relationship and even the two of them knew it and admitted it! Damon was basically a ruthless killer who didn’t deserve her purity.