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We've all done it. Sat at home, obsessing over a guy on our favorite TV show, fantasizing what it would be like to date him. Or snuggle. Or just gaze longingly into his eyes. Although some of these bad boys may not be mother-approved, we think they all have their own charms. Which would you choose if you had a chance? Take the poll and let us know. Anyone we missed that you lust for as a mate? Then leave it in the comments.
We don't want to say Darryl Stephens played the gay African-American version of Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw when he played Noah Nicholson on Noah’s Arc. But, yeah, um, he did. And he had the closet of clothes to prove it. But really, it was what he had underneath (that body!) that got most of the boys to the bar.
As we said before: "Max Blum is a complex guy. He’s a scruffy, lazy sports fan with a mean streak. He’s a pigheaded friend who’s incapable of backing down from a stupid challenge. He’s tone-deaf when it comes to dating, but is a savant kisser capable of inspiring unrequited love from the ladies with a simple smooch." And thanks to actor Adam Pally, Max is also the most relatable, offbeat, and compelling gay character on network television. But would you date him?
While the rebel warrior in Spartacus: War of the Damned (played by body beautiful Daniel Feuerriegel) can sure be rough and tumble—and has been called the first "gay action hero"— he also has a soft and sensual side with his man Nasir (Pana Hema-Taylor). But all that sand could be a total turn-off.
Bobby Cannavale played the cocky, irresistible Italian-American Vince D'Angelo on Will & Grace—one of Will's better boyfriends, who told him, "Look, I'm a romantic. Call me old fashioned, but I believe that when a guy takes another guy out, he should treat him like a lady." But really we want him to treat us like his best boy.
When Chandler Massey took over of the role of Will Horton in Days of Our Lives in 2011, it was so the character could finally come out. Now he's involved in a relationship with much-more-open Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) and things have gotten steamy.
While Aiden Gillen is now more famous to folks for his portrayal of Little Finger on Game of Thrones, we first crushed on him when he was Stuart Alan Jones in the UK (superior) version of Queer as Folk. Sure, he's a dick most of the time. But there has to be a reason why everyone loves him and his lesbian friends wanted to have his baby. Right?
While we're not technically allowed to swoon over Nathan Maloney (Charlie Hunnam) in the original UK version of Queer as Folk (since he is only a 15-year-old high school student), all those fresh-faced boys do grow up to be perfectly suitable boyfriend material.
Toby (Charlie David) in supernatural soap opera Dante's Cove had the full package: looks, body, hair—oh, except for those damn mystical forces always getting in the way of him and Kevin. Is he just cursed?
Although all the attention typically goes to Michael Novotny (Hal Sparks) or Brian Kinney (Gale Harold), isn't it Emmett Honeycutt (Peter Paige) in the US version of Queer as Folk who was the real keeper? He quickly progressed from careless dandy into doting darling. Even when he was getting screwed over by the likes of quarterback Drew Boyd. He's a keeper!
Micahael Novotny's (Hal Sparks) first serious boyfriend on the US version of Queer as Folk, Ben Bruckner (Robert Gant) understood his comic book geekiness. But that didn't mean that Michael knew how to deal with Ben's HIV-positive revelation. Of course, they work out that they're meant to be together, but that doesn't mean they don't have their share of fights. And don't even get us started on foster child Hunter (Harris Allan). Sheesh! If you can marry a man who can handle all that baggage, you know you got something good.
Modern Family's Cam (Eric Stonestreet) is the heart in the partnership with brainy Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who grew up on a farm and likes to dress up as a clown to entertain his adopted daughter—and anyone else. We already know he's marriage material (and taken), but that doesn't mean a guy can't dream of being with that burly papa bear.
Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) may be the most neurotic of the bunch on Modern Family (although that's difficult to prove), but think of it this way: You'd know that you'd have your bills paid on time, he'd always be loyal, and he makes a great date to almost any suit-and-tie event. We know that his partner Cam appreciates those things (and probably something more).
Glee's openly gay lead singer of the Dalton Academy Warblers, Blaine (Darren Criss) is a heartbreaker with that winning smile. And he has Kurt (Chris Colfer) wrapped around his finger—even when Blaine can't really make up his mind. Too much of a good thing? Yeah, could be.
Ever-confident Kurt (Chris Colfer) could get on your nerves: what with his boundless energy, talent, and nagging. But if you can get past all of that, then maybe he'd be the best thing (next to Blaine).
Scotty Wandell (Luke Macfarlane), Brothers & Sisters, knows how to pick him—ever since he picked Kevin (Matthew Rhys). They've struggled through everything—including cheating on each other—but have a bond that keeps them together—kinda like brothers, but way, way sexier.
Footballers' Wives' Noah Alexander (Marcel McCalla) has a lot of potential as bf material. He's a talented soccer player and, judging from his dalliances with the sexually progressive, Beckham-inspired Conrad Gates (Ben Price), he knows how to play in the sheets. But Noah's also full of self-loathing: he tried to "cure" his homosexuality before finally admitting to himself he's gay, a realization that led him to a gay sauna and, in an unresolved cliffhanger, the receiving end of a hate crime.
Although Brothers & Sisters' Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys) has always seemed a little uptight about his sexuality—or at least struggled with romantic attachments—but once he hitched his wagon to Scotty (Luke Macfarlane) things certainly improved. And who doesn't want a guy with a nice job and great wardrobe?
Six Feet Under's Keith Charles (Mathew St. Patrick) is one of the cutest cops we can remember. And once he starts dating uptight David (Michael C. Hall), he somehow puts up with all his shit. Even when Michael cracks up after being tortured and then does crack and seems self-destructive! Now, we aren't saying Keith doesn't have his own hangups (I mean he did cheat on David with a woman), but this man is solid!
Ever want to date a mortician? How about a deeply closeted one? David Fisher (Michael C. Hall) on Six Feet Under may not seem like much of a catch to most gay guys—especially in those boring suits. But then again, why would hunky Keith (Mathew St. Patrick) stick around if it weren't for Michael's compassion and loyalty (plus we think he may know some tricks in bed). Sure, he goes a bit loony, but this man is ready to commit.
The jury is still out on Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones) on Game of Thrones. Think about it: He did convince his lover, Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony), to go to war and get himself killed. He's also playing a strange game as a closeted knight (and being called a sword swallower by one and all), but we love the way he jousts.
While having a pot dealing boyfriend like Sanjay (Maulik Pancholy) is on Weeds may not seem like a boon. But he's a REALLY good marijuana dealer, so that should count for something right? Plus, he's so damn cute! So you could just wake and bake and stay in bed all day.
Lots of guys like a badboy but Mickey Maguire (Ciaran Griffiths) from the dysfunctional Shameless clan may be one of the worst—although he does have a sensitive side. A self-described "paranoid, aggressive, violent, homosexual yet homophobe," he may only appeal to a select few. But you know you'll always have an interesting time. Plus he's super loyal to his family (and insanely idealistic). He just come with a WARNING: Not for the faint of heart.
For a while it seemed as if True Blood's Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) had it all figured out. Sure he was a short order cook, worked on a road crew, and sold drugs on the side, but he seemed self-empowered and possessed. Oh but then then he turned out to actually get possessed since he's a medium. And then his cute as hell boyfriend (and brujo) Jesús got killed and Lafayette seems to be in serious trouble. Hmm. Maybe Lafayette is more trouble than he's worth?
Justin Taylor (Randy Harrison) is one troublesome teenager on the US version of Queer as Folk. But is it really his fault? He's hung up on deadbeat Brian. But for the most part the talented, artistic, idealistic guy was never agonizing over his sexual orientation or struggling with coming out. And is sure to make someone a great husband one day—once he grows up.
True Blood's Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare), may be thousands of years old and have great taste (in furniture and men), but that doesn't mean he has much of a heart when it comes to relationships (just consider what happened to his longtime boyfriend Talbot). But, if you're also turned, perhaps you could coexist if perpetual vampire bliss (except that pesky fact that he was finally killed).
Often referred to as the "fifth lady," Stanford Blatch (Willie Garson) was Sex and the City's go-to gay pal, but riddled with insecurities that he didn't fit into a certain gay stereotype. But he's not totally broken. He dates Marcus Adente (Sean Palmer) and then (in the movie) somehow ends up with Anthony Marentino (Mario Cantone). So there's a lovable mensch there for someone. And more important lesson: There's someone for everyone.
90210's resident hunk Teddy Montgomery (Trevor Donovan) was a tennis champ who knew how to screw with the ladies. Oh, until it turned out his womanizing ways were due to the fact that he's actually gay (after drunkenly sleeping with another guy). In true soapy fashion, Teddy is torn between love and ambition and all the things in between. But maybe those abs make up for all his stupid failings? Nah, he can't keep that body forever, but he thinks he's more than a stud.
You'd think that being locked up in a maximum security prison would kill your chances at love. Especially when you're a killer. But Oz's Chris Keller (Chris Meloni) managed to have a sick mind (and body) in 6 seasons of HBO's groundbreaking show. Sure, he was a cruel to on-and-off-again bf Tobias (Lee Tergesen), but he kept returning to be wrapped in those big, bulging biceps—so there must have been some trade offs for loving a serial killing maniac.
Would Oz's Tobias Beecher (Lee Tergesen) have been better off without Chris Keller (Christopher Meloni)? Probably. But this is a man who has compassion and smarts (he was a good-guy lawyer who accidentally killed someone while driving drunk, well originally, before he was corrupted by prison life) and can see the good in anyone. Well, don't cross him: He did bite the head of a guy's penis off. But that's prison life for you.
Luke (Van Hansis) is honest, forthright, and occasionally sarcastic. And don't forget passionate. And after his somewhat tumultuous relationship with his first boyfriend Noah Mayer on As the World Turns, he went for Dr. Reid Oliver. But he always felt drawn back to Noah, cuz he's just a romantic like that. Maybe they would have gotten back together (if the show hadn't ended). But it seems Luke is pretty available.