Angie (of Angieville) posted a list of book character guys she wouldn't mind her daughter dating. So I thought it would be fun to copy her and make my own list of acceptable dudes for my own daughter especially since for me, this is very much a current event because I have a dating 18 year old daughter who is having all sorts of "fun" boy issues this summer!
It would be okay, though, if she went out with:
Gilbert Blythe because he's always on the top of the list of perfect "boy next door" sort of guys. A real guy, who doesn't start off on the best foot with us in the book, because he's a tease, but then it doesn't take long for him to work his way into our hearts, because we know deep down inside how caring and passionate he is.
Charles Bingley, and I pick him over Mr. Darcy just because he seems quite a bit more fun and light hearted and easy going, if you know what I mean. Thought he (Mr. Bingley) is a little overly influenced by his friends and didn't stand up to them (Mr. Darcy) when he needed to, which always bugged me. Also, as I'm thinking about it, all the Jane Austen/Elizabeth Gaskell/etc. guys just seem too old for an 18 year old really. What do you think?
Gideon from My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter. I said when I reviewed this back awhile go that this guy has become one of my favorite leading guy characters. Mostly because he just so well-rounded with tons of interests that make he,himself, fun and interesting. And who cares if he has a big nose? Sheesh.
Fang, but let's get him a little older. He's the strong, silent, dark and brooding type to the T, and we should throw one of those kind in here for fun! Strange how most of the fantasy character guys didn't end up on this list...I seriously can't think of one that I'd truly be happy with dating my daughter. Who am I forgetting?
But stay away from:
Edward and Jacob both, because they are just too intense and can make a girl crazy.
Heathcliff, of course, for obvious reasons, even though I feel for him.
Same goes for Holden Caulfield, he is just too messed up, even though he so desperately needs a friend.
Alex and Carlos, from the Perfect Chemistry books, because even though they are decent in the end, at first they are after only one thing. Besides that, it would freak me out if someone like them appeared at my door.... just sayin'.
On the fence with:
Eugenides from The Queen's Thief books. Okay, so I love him to pieces, but, would he actually be good for my daughter? I think he would scare me, actually. He's a bit intimidating. He would be hard to get to know, he would be quite scary looking because of his... you know... accessory. I think it would take a bit for him to make us feel comfortable with the idea of dating the daughter!
Well, that was fun! :)