Dan Humphrey is a romantic whose imagination runs wildly at the worst times. He over-analyzes life and can grow easily frustrated.
This young hunk is best friends with Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) and the big brother of Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen).
Dan Humphrey has been head over heels in love with socialite Serena van der Woodsen for many years, and finally snagged his dream girl in the first season of Gossip Girl.
The adorable pair soon began dating and - after some initial difficulties - made love for the first time on Christmas.
However, their differences in social class - as well as her shady past and characters like Georgina Sparks - have driven them back apart.
An aspiring writer and fairly straight-arrow guy with a good heart and morals, Dan maintains his close relationship with his sister, Jenny and his father Rufus. He does not really fit in with Nate or Chuck, though he and the former seem to get along better than he does with the latter.
Vanessa: I have to ask, as will Rufus - are you sure Milo's yours?
Dan: Of course he is. I mean I'm pretty... I'm pretty sure.
Vanessa: You didn't have a paternity test?
Nate: A threesome?!
Dan: Yup, just me, Olivia, Vanessa, two girls, four boobs and one Dan Humphrey. How awesome am I?
Nate: How stupid can you be?
Nate: Look, I know things. I've been to Europe. Chuck Bass is my best friend. The third person is supposed to be a complete stranger!