Between the two of them Rory and Lorelai date a lot of different guys. Some are wacky, some are sweet, and others break the Gilmore Girls hearts. It’s even trickier for Lorelai because she has to think about who would be a good stepfather for Rory but at the same time make sure that Rory doesn’t get too attached to someone Lorelai isn’t sure about.
I think one of the best boyfriends on the entire show is Dean. He is Rory’s first boyfriend and I wish that he would’ve been the last. At first it looks like he’ll cause some trouble between Lorelai and Rory because Rory wants to stay at her public high schools to be with him. However, later on Dean enlists Lorelai’s help and is determined to get her approval so that there won’t be any conflict in Rory’s sight. In that way it’s pretty apparent that he is truly a prince, although not quite exciting enough for Rory unfortunately.
I often describe my perfect man as being Luke Danes. I still haven’t found him yet. I should probably be more specific and say “I want Luke Danes minus all of the season 6 & 7 nonsense”. However, whenever I describe him to other people it seems like they are shocked that I want to date someone like that. I guess I just see all of the positives: the ruggedness, owning a diner and always having food around. Someone who’s stable and likes small town life. Plus, he’s always doing sweet things for Lorelai.
What other people see is someone who is grumpy. Someone who has trouble showing affection. I’m slightly sarcastic and love how he just grumbles that “the moment’s here” when he’s going to propose. So, for me, even though he’s slightly grumpy he is still a step above anyone else; even if they have a sunnier disposition. However, a real life Luke Danes might not be as apt to make over the top gestures like building a pond so I could ice skate. In that case, it would just be mostly grumpiness and really that guy isn’t that hard to find. Yes, I’ve thought about this way too much. What do you think, would Luke’s grumpiness bother you in real life?
I love the episode where Rory helps Paris get ready for her date and she’s freaking out about the Zagat guide and what is she going to do if her date hasn’t read it. Granted, I doubt anywhere in Utah is actually listed in the Zagat guide. However, on the rare occassion where a guy has actually planned out a date to the point of calling restaurants to make sure they are still open, I have felt special.