Straight outta PourHabit’s headquarters, courtesy of our editor Shirley P:
Over the years, Hollywood has helped shape (and I admit, distort) the female mind about the ideal guy. There was always the Disney guy to begin with. I would admit some of them are way too fancy and too perfect for the regular dude to achieve. But still, to give due credit to Hollywood, there are some male characters in movies that are quite the stunner and the charmer or at least possess some character traits that every men could learn from.
Here’s PourHabit’s list of male movie characters that women would love to date, and men could learn from:
Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling/The Notebook)
Ahh but of course! Who wouldn’t fall in love with the young Ryan Gosling? And who wouldn’t fall in love with the young man who pursued the woman he loved despite their social statuses being worlds apart?
Fall-in-Love Factor: We girls have this thing for impossible love affairs, a la Romeo and Juliet, and absolutely love men who are willing to fight for that love no matter what. Aww Noah!
Henry Roth (Adam Sandler/50 First Dates)
If the woman you are dating forgets about you after 24 hours, would you throw in the towel or would you do as Henry did to ‘Forgetful Lucy’?
Fall-in-Love-Factor: All that effort of making her fall in love with him over and over and over again – on a daily basis – is enough to make us girls love him. Oh it helped that he has such a sense of humor. Who wouldn’t love a funny guy anyway? Now gents, you don’t have to be all grand in gesture; the smallest effort goes a long, long way. Trust me.
Jack Dawson (Leonardo di Caprio/Titanic)
No male-loving creature resisted falling in love with Leonardo di Caprio’s big screen break as Jack Dawson in Titanic. Admit it: he was one of the reasons why it is still the top grossing Hollywood film of all time (apart from you, men, enjoying Kate Winslet’s nakedness and that steamy love scene). Jack was carefree, young, happy, and very romantic and would do everything for love. Oh and it helped how wonderfully he transformed from regular guy to jaw dropper when he donned that tux. I’m not surprised Rose fell in love with doe-eyed Jack too soon. Seriously, I fell for him in the first minute of the movie, and I was 8 at the time. Can’t blame Rose, can I?
Fall-in-Love Factor: Jack’s incredibly contagious happiness and carefree attitude won girls over. He was also bouncing with so much life it was hard not to smile and have fun with him around. Give that girl the same energy and she’ll love your company.
Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling – again, I know/Crazy, Stupid Love)
Except for being a total womanizer (and a true master of seduction techniques), Jacob was the definition of the classy man. He carried himself well, he was as confident as he looks, and he knows how to dress up and talk to ladies.
Fall-in-Love Factor: Men who are confident are always sexy. Turn off, though, if you bedded different women every night.
Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare in Love)
By now you know I really have a thing for against-all-odds type of romance. But seriously, how can you resist the young William Shakespeare if he’s written sonnet after sonnet after sonnet in your honor? And he went as far as dressing up like your chambermaid and climbed your walls just to see you?
Fall-in-Love Factor: Poetry, like chivalry, is never dead. And all that effort, again, will win girls over.
The other men who made my list included James Bond (define ‘debonair’ and you get Bond, James Bond), Cal Weaver (Steve Carrell, Crazy Stupid Love), and Zorro (Antonio Banderas, The Mask of Zorro). How about you guys? Who’s your role model male movie character (you know, those who seem to master the art of picking up girls with ease) and why?
Shirley P. (Standing in for Sebastian M.) @ PourHabit