The other day, my sister asked which TV guys I would want to date. I didn’t answer right away, so she proceeded to answer for me by saying that she thinks I would date the following guys:
(1) Chuck Bartowski from “Chuck” (2) Spencer Reed from “Criminal Minds” (3) Ned the Piemaker from “Pushing Daisies” (4) Spencer Shay from “iCarly” (5) Shawn Spencer from “Psych”
Now, besides the fact that three of them have “Spencer” as their first or last name, I was a little thrown off by my sister’s complete accuracy. We talk about guys and dating very little, and yet, she knew my “type” so well: incredibly funny, slightly awkward, a bit nerdy, intelligent, and they all have a certain “look” – a look that I can’t really explain, but if you watched all five, you would notice something in their style that is very similar.
The only addition I would make to the list is:
Josh Lyman from “The West Wing”
He doesn’t have the same “look” as the others, but he’s got this cocky arrogance that I’m so drawn to. There’s a scene in one episode where the First Lady (Abby) is talking to a woman (Amy) that Josh is/was dating:
Abby: How did you live with Josh Lyman?
Amy: I’m sorry?
Abby: How did you live with him? He beat Max out of the 12 million earmarked for vaccine education. And when I said I wanted the 12 million he said “So did I. And at the end of a prize-fight, you look at the guy who’s dancing around and that’s who won.” So I wanna know how you lived with him.
Amy: We never technically lived together which was the subject of many…
Abby: Don’t you wanna kill him when he says things like that?
Amy: My problem is I wanna jump him when he says things like that.
That’s kinda how I feel.
-Erinadvertantly consistent “type”
P.S. Who would YOU date?