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.
Jenny: Well, I've never seen you give up so easily.
Dan: Can you not start with me?
Jenny: Can you not give me something to start with? Why are you taking his advice? He's old and alone.
Jenny: Tell Serena again. Without the pregnancy scare in a quiet, without a distraction kind of way. But, then again, what do I know about romance or anything else?
Dan: No, no. Actually, Jen, that's a very good idea.
Jenny: What would you do without me?
Dan: Promise me I will find out one day?
Blair: What are you doing here?
Dan: Hello to you too.