How’s it going? There are only two days left for Valentine’s Day. Couples all over will be celebrating the day of love in different ways. For those of us who are single, we can still hang out with pals. Valentine’s is for friendship, too!
Whether you are single or in a relationship, you probably have a crush on someone well-known. For this post, I thought it would be fun to make a list of the most dateable women in fiction. This list will not be in any particular order. I’ve included characters I know well or have at least heard of. A side note: not all of them are crushes of mine! 😀 Here they are:
HERMIONE GRANGER (The Harry Potter Series)
One of the most admired Harry Potter characters is Hermione Granger (Emma Watson). She can run circles around pretty much everyone else, even older wizards. Her best academic achievements include brewing the Polyjuice Potion in her second year and casting Protean charms in her fifth. Hermione’s also pretty, so that’s a plus.
LUNA LOVEGOOD (The Harry Potter Series)
Yeah, don’t write this girl off. You may find Luna (Evanna Lynch) an “embarrassing” crush, but she’s actually a very nice girl. Even though she may appear crazy, Luna has her head better screwed on than most people around her age. I admire her open mind and ready acceptance. Luna’s sense of fashion isn’t overly crazy, at least. If you win Luna’s heart, she’ll be forever devoted to you. Remember that artwork in her bedroom ceiling?
DAISY JOHNSON/QUAKE (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
I’ve watched Daisy Johnson’s (Chloe Bennet) story arc since the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Back then, she was known only as Skye. She was a hacktivist who lived out of a van before S.H.I.E.L.D. took her in. Since then, she’s become one of their best agents. Daisy could already take on skilled fighters before she gained powers. I admire Daisy because she’s attractive and incredibly smart. Asian-American women are highly attractive to me as well. And I also like when they’re not intimidated by technology and gadgets.
WANDA MAXIMOFF/SCARLET WITCH (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
This woman is easily the most eligible and most beautiful superhero, as far as I’m concerned. Those eyes could captivate anyone even if she didn’t have mind-manipulation powers. People saw enough of Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) in the second Avengers movie to get a good idea of her personality. She’s motivated by revenge at first, but eventually helps the Avengers fight against Ultron. Even though she abandoned her post near the end of the battle (for a reason I don’t blame her for), Wanda still proved her worth.
REY (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
When a seventh Star Wars movie was announced, I thought they were milking the franchise for all it’s worth. Didn’t Luke and Anakin bring balance to the force in Episode VI? Everyone seemed greatly excited about this movie, though. And when I saw it, I thought it was the best Star Wars yet. Having a female protagonist was good, after seeing Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Anakin, and Luke in the previous movies. Rey (Daisy Ridley) seems like a common scavenger at first, but is later revealed to have Jedi powers. She uses them to great effect, even without training. At least she survives.
KARA ZOR-EL/SUPERGIRL (Supergirl)
From the first episode of Supergirl, I thought Kara was significantly charming. She’s the younger cousin of Superman, but had been living a normal life until her adoptive sister is involved in a plane accident. Kara (Melissa Benoist) manages to save everyone on board, launching her career as a superhero. She seemed delighted on her first few days as Supergirl, showing more joy than Peter Parker. Who wouldn’t love being a superhero? In her normal life, Kara is also a very likable woman. She seems like the coolest friend, but Kara’s also girlfriend material.
CAMRYN BENNETT (The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski)
This book is one of my favorite romance and overall novels of all time. The protagonist, Camryn Bennett, is a girl who thinks outside the box. She lives an average life, but wants more and secretly wonders why other people don’t want more, too. Camryn later decides to hop on a bus to nowhere in particular. During the journey, Camryn meets Andrew Parrish, who turns out to be the love of their life. Camryn is a woman to look up to. She went after what she wanted, and got it. Most people are settlers, but Camryn definitely isn’t.
ELLIE CARMICHAEL (On Dublin Street by Samantha Young)
Although Ellie isn’t a protagonist until her turn in Until Fountain Bridge, I thought she almost stole the show in On Dublin Street. She had an Alice Cullen-esque sunny personality that I found contagious. It’s no surprise Ellie quickly became great friends with Jocelyn Butler. Ellie is now one of my favorite book characters.
RITA VRATASKI (Edge of Tomorrow)
This is the only character in the list whose film I haven’t seen yet. I plan to do so, though. She appears really cool and badass. Also, Rita is played by the stunning Emily Blunt. She’s a talented actress, and highly beautiful. Although Emily’s married, her character of Rita would still make a great girlfriend.
CHARLOTTE CLARKE (Revenge)
Revenge is one of my favorite TV shows, although I haven’t had a chance to watch seasons 3 and onward yet. Emily Thorne makes for an intriguing character, but I was more interested in Charlotte Grayson/Clarke (Christa B. Allen). Even though she comes from the show’s evil family, Charlotte is morally good. She also has a rich character ark, going through very dark places at times. Charlotte does go unstable at one point, but I hear she reverted to being good.
So, there you have it. Which of these fictional characters would you date, if they existed? Rey’s cool, but a little tomboyish for me. I prefer girly girls. My top picks would be Wanda, Daisy, and Camryn. They’re all pretty great.