Sometimes appreciating a character and coining them as your TV boyfriend is exactly the kind of fun that a show deserves. The internet has even made it a phenomenon, with fans growing attached to a character and that becoming the online boyfriend for the fandom world for a month or two.
Over the years there have been plenty of memorable additions to this list, with Peter Kavinsky from To All The Boys I've Loved Before possibly winning this year in a landslide.
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But that doesn't mean that there weren't other characters that made it into the mix or at least deserve to. This is why we've collected both well known and underrated choices, all of which spread throughout currently airing shows or TV shows that are much more nostalgic now.
Which TV boyfriend do you think the internet needs to still be crushing on right now?
Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood - Shadowhunters
There is no way we could just choose one, so we didn't. Magnus and Alec have become quite a talked about pairing, both with their relationship and because of who the characters are separately. There is no better choice to invest your emotions in than these two.
Ambrose Spellman - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina arrived and right from the start Ambrose was after our hearts. He is the perfect combination of funny and smart, and he just makes the show stand out that much more. The way that he delivers funny scenes as well as immerses us in his struggle to live every day stuck in the same place. The only place Ambrose has left to go is up, and we couldn't be more thrilled to watch him do it.
Peter Kavinsky - To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Everyone saw this coming from a mile away, and for very valid reasons. Peter Kavisnky was always destined to become a favorite, which he took as a challenge to make his presence that much more legendary. It is safe to say that everyone has heard of Noah Centineo now as a result of To All The Boys I've Loved Before, so obviously, no one is going to stop crushing on him anytime soon.
Bellamy Blake - The 100
When in doubt, trust in Bellamy Blake. The 100 has many changes throughout its five seasons, but the one consistent part of it is Bellamy Blake's inability do anything wrong. He is a well written, well acted, and well deserving of the attention that he gets as the male lead of the show. The way that he connects to the heart of the show makes him the constant place where fans can place all their emotions, which they all gladly still do.
Steve Harrington - Stranger Things
Stranger Things found a character development goldmine in Steve, making his journey to becoming a better person a successful way to gain loyal fans. Stranger Thing Season 2 only made things worse when they had Steve become a guardian of sorts to all the young children, and could anyone really blame them for that? It was probably one of their best decisions to date.
Michael Langdon - American Horror Story: Apocalypse
It was actually a surprise at first that way that Michael Langdon won over so many hearts. He is very much a villain throughout American Horror Story Season 8, but then you have to remember who his father is and what show we are all watching. In a way it should have been obvious from the start instead.
Jon Snow - Game of Thrones
This is such an obvious boyfriend choice for the internet, but still very much appreciated. As we are approaching the final season for Game of Thrones, it would be great to keep in mind the love we have for Jon Snow.
Jim Halpert - The Office
There is no The Office legacy without Jim and Pam, specifically the mark their relationship left on the audience. So it seems only fair to give Jim Halpert some credit in this whole scheme of things, especially since fans are still very much in love with this show and their journey.
Chidi Anagonye - The Good Place
None of us deserve Chidi, and yet we all want to. There is something to be said about the way that Kristen Bell gets the best TV boyfriends, clearly, she just has very good taste. Chidi is winning over even more hearts during The Good Place Season 3, so we should not forget how much we appreciate this perfect human.
James Valdez - Queen of the South
Queen of the South has gathered quite a fan following for itself, with the James love not far behind it. The appreciation for the character is still pretty recent, but there can never be enough reminders of how beloved James is to everyone.
Jake Peralta - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The humor that Jake exudes is just the first layer of why the internet loves him so much. With Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming to NBC soon, it should be noted how rare a character like Jake actually is.
Jughead Jones - Riverdale
He may be a weirdo but he is our weirdo. Riverdale hasn't given us time to miss Jughead yet, but that really only means that we get to create that challenge for ourselves.
Rafael Solano - Jane the Virgin
Whether you are Team Rafael or Team Michael, you have to admit that the former has come a long way in his Jane the Virgin journey. He is no longer the superficial man that we met initially, proving to us and to Jane that there is so much more he can offer. In a perfect world though there would be no need to choose, instead just combining both options into the perfect relationship.
Sam and Dean Winchester - Supernatural
The reason Sam and Dean have been around for so long is because we would be lost without them. It is impossible for the internet not to still be crushing on this brother duo, so just consider this an obvious reminder.
Jamie Fraser - Outlander
The fandom for Jamie is quite large, a telltale sign that this is a boyfriend worth getting behind. Every new season of Outlander just somehow manages to make us love Jamie more, which means it is impossible not to be crushing on him right about now. Once again, Claire is a very lucky lady.
Zach Dempsey - 13 Reasons Why
Zach is a complicated choice that took 13 Reasons Why Season 2 to prove that there was more to him than we first thought. He is a great example of giving a character a second chance, which obviously became the internet just accepting him as their next collective boyfriend.
Ravi Chakrabarti - iZombie
If you don't adore Ravi with everything in you then you just have no taste. With iZombie leaving us after their upcoming final season we need to make sure we take in all the Ravi that we can get.
Glenn Rhee - The Walking Dead
There's a reason that Glenn was so beloved, and that reason is that he was so pure and so deserving of that love. The Walking Dead may have chosen to kill him off, but he still lives on in our separate appreciation for his existence.
Damon Salvatore and Stefan Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries
There's no Damon without Stefan, and no Stefan without Damon. Even with their story in The Vampire Diaries franchise coming to a close, there is no way that anyone has forgotten them yet.
Ben Wyatt - Parks and Recreation
Ben Wyatt is supportive and kind, his relationship with Leslie obviously the definition of relationship goals. Is there even anyone out there who doesn't love Ben?
James Holden - The Expanse
James might not be on everyone's list, but he definitely should be. And with Amazon picking The Expanse up for an upcoming season, it only makes sense to learn more about why he is so intriguing.
McDreamy and McSteamy - Grey's Anatomy
Whether you liked one or the other or both, there is no way you can say that these two aren't some of the more well-known boyfriends that the internet has adopted. With really memorable nicknames, these two are still hovering over us even if they aren't on the show anymore.
Henry Higgs - Selfie
It is only fitting that an extremely underrated show had an extremely underrated male lead. Henry had the chance to be everyone's favorite, but even if the show isn't airing anymore doesn't mean we can't still be low-key obsessed with the character.
Harvey Kinkle - Sabrina the Teenage Witch
This is quite a throwback, but there can't be the term internet boyfriends without the original Harvey Kinkle on the list. He was the best boyfriend to Sabrina, and their love story still makes us happy all these years later.
Hernando Fuentes - Sense8
Losing Sense8 is still a horrible decision that I wish was never made, but it did help reflect on how crucial Hernando was. The character wasn't just important to Lito, he meant a lot to us too because of how much of a scene-stealing boyfriend he became.
Ash Franklin - T@gged
This is a less known hot take on the internet boyfriend challenge, and yet Ash just fits right in.
Logan Echolls - Veronica Mars
With Veronica Mars due to return to Hulu, taking a walk down memory lane has never been this romantic. Circling back to all the Logan love that we had just feels really natural.
Seth and Richard Gecko - From Dusk Till Dawn
It is still hard to believe that we won't get to check in on our favorite Gecko brothers again, which is exactly why it is worth watching their adventures all over again. For the aesthetic of it all.
Pacey Witter - Dawson's Creek
All these years later and Pacey is still the clear-cut choice that we all made alongside Joey. He might not be a recent boyfriend for the internet, but he still deserves all the love again.