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Who Was The Best (And Worst) Of The High School TV Boyfriends?

They were dreamy AF, there is no doubt. But some of them were also kind of trash people?

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Teen heartthrobs can influence our tastes in some big ways — but we don't often take the time to really think about how these guys were as boyfriends.

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Jordan Catalano and Nate Archibald were gorgeous, of course — but they were also very likely to sleep with your best friend. Jess Mariano ghosted pretty ruthlessly. Chuck Bass literally tried to sell his girlfriend.

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The characters also have to have been teens — specifically teens involved in romance on a show that aired sometime between 1998 and 2008.

So, for example, Angel and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer don't make the list because they may have dated a teen, but they were not in fact teens themselves.

  1. Who was the best high school boyfriend of turn-of-the-century television?

    Jordan Catalano
    ABC
    Jordan Catalano
    ABC
    Dean Forester
    Warner Bros.
    Dean Forester
    Warner Bros.
    Jess Mariano
    Warner Bros.
    Jess Mariano
    Warner Bros.
    Seth Cohen
    Fox
    Seth Cohen
    Fox
    Ryan Atwood
    Fox
    Ryan Atwood
    Fox
    Harvey Kinkle
    ABC
    Harvey Kinkle
    ABC
    Dawson Leery
    Warner Bros.
    Dawson Leery
    Warner Bros.
    Pacey Witter
    Warner Bros.
    Pacey Witter
    Warner Bros.
    Jack McPhee
    Warner Bros.
    Jack McPhee
    Warner Bros.
    Chuck Bass
    The CW
    Chuck Bass
    The CW
    Nate Archibald
    The CW
    Nate Archibald
    The CW
    Dan Humphrey (AKA Gossip Girl)
    The CW
    Dan Humphrey (AKA Gossip Girl)
    The CW
    Lucas Scott
    Warner Bros.
    Lucas Scott
    Warner Bros.
    Nathan Scott
    Warner Bros.
    Nathan Scott
    Warner Bros.
    Will Smith
    Warner Bros.
    Will Smith
    Warner Bros.
    Cory Matthews
    ABC
    Cory Matthews
    ABC
    Eric Matthews
    ABC
    Eric Matthews
    ABC
    Shawn Hunter
    ABC
    Shawn Hunter
    ABC
    Steve Sanders
    Fox
    Steve Sanders
    Fox
    David Silver
    Fox
    David Silver
    Fox
    Brandon Walsh
    Fox
    Brandon Walsh
    Fox
    Dylan McKay
    Fox
    Dylan McKay
    Fox
    Bradin Westerly
    CBS Paramount
    Bradin Westerly
    CBS Paramount
    Daniel Desario
    NBC
    Daniel Desario
    NBC
    Nick Andopolis
    NBC
    Nick Andopolis
    NBC
    Jason Street
    NBC
    Jason Street
    NBC
    Tim Riggins
    NBC
    Tim Riggins
    NBC
    Matt Saracen
    NBC
    Matt Saracen
    NBC
    Landry Clarke
    NBC
    Landry Clarke
    NBC
    Brian
    NBC
    Brian "Smash" Williams
    NBC

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  1. Jordan Catalano
     
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    Jordan Catalano
  2. Dean Forester
     
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    Dean Forester
  3. Jess Mariano
     
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    Jess Mariano
  4. Seth Cohen
     
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    Seth Cohen
  5. Ryan Atwood
     
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    Ryan Atwood
  6. Harvey Kinkle
     
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    Harvey Kinkle
  7. Dawson Leery
     
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    Dawson Leery
  8. Pacey Witter
     
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    Pacey Witter
  9. Jack McPhee
     
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    Jack McPhee
  10. Chuck Bass
     
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    Chuck Bass
  11. Nate Archibald
     
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    Nate Archibald
  12. Dan Humphrey (AKA Gossip Girl)
     
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    Dan Humphrey (AKA Gossip Girl)
  13. Lucas Scott
     
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    Lucas Scott
  14. Nathan Scott
     
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    Nathan Scott
  15. Will Smith
     
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    Will Smith
  16. Cory Matthews
     
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    Cory Matthews
  17. Eric Matthews
     
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    Eric Matthews
  18. Shawn Hunter
     
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    Shawn Hunter
  19. Steve Sanders
     
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    Steve Sanders
  20. David Silver
     
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    David Silver
  21. Brandon Walsh
     
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    Brandon Walsh
  22. Dylan McKay
     
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    Dylan McKay
  23. Bradin Westerly
     
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    Bradin Westerly
  24. Daniel Desario
     
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    Daniel Desario
  25. Nick Andopolis
     
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    Nick Andopolis
  26. Jason Street
     
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    Jason Street
  27. Tim Riggins
     
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    Tim Riggins
  28. Matt Saracen
     
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    Matt Saracen
  29. Landry Clarke
     
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    Landry Clarke
  30. Brian
     
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    Brian "Smash" Williams
  1. Who was the worst high school boyfriend of turn-of-the-century television?

    Jordan Catalano
    ABC
    Jordan Catalano
    ABC
    Dean Forester
    Warner Bros.
    Dean Forester
    Warner Bros.
    Jess Mariano
    Warner Bros.
    Jess Mariano
    Warner Bros.
    Seth Cohen
    Fox
    Seth Cohen
    Fox
    Ryan Atwood
    Fox
    Ryan Atwood
    Fox
    Harvey Kinkle
    ABC
    Harvey Kinkle
    ABC
    Dawson Leery
    Warner Bros.
    Dawson Leery
    Warner Bros.
    Pacey Witter
    Warner Bros.
    Pacey Witter
    Warner Bros.
    Jack McPhee
    Warner Bros.
    Jack McPhee
    Warner Bros.
    Chuck Bass
    The CW
    Chuck Bass
    The CW
    Nate Archibald
    The CW
    Nate Archibald
    The CW
    Dan Humphrey (AKA Gossip Girl)
    The CW
    Dan Humphrey (AKA Gossip Girl)
    The CW
    Lucas Scott
    Warner Bros.
    Lucas Scott
    Warner Bros.
    Nathan Scott
    Warner Bros.
    Nathan Scott
    Warner Bros.
    Will Smith
    Warner Bros.
    Will Smith
    Warner Bros.
    Cory Matthews
    ABC
    Cory Matthews
    ABC
    Eric Matthews
    ABC
    Eric Matthews
    ABC
    Shawn Hunter
    ABC
    Shawn Hunter
    ABC
    Steve Sanders
    Fox
    Steve Sanders
    Fox
    David Silver
    Fox
    David Silver
    Fox
    Brandon Walsh
    Fox
    Brandon Walsh
    Fox
    Dylan McKay
    Fox
    Dylan McKay
    Fox
    Bradin Westerly
    CBS Paramount
    Bradin Westerly
    CBS Paramount
    Daniel Desario
    NBC
    Daniel Desario
    NBC
    Nick Andopolis
    NBC
    Nick Andopolis
    NBC
    Jason Street
    NBC
    Jason Street
    NBC
    Tim Riggins
    NBC
    Tim Riggins
    NBC
    Matt Saracen
    NBC
    Matt Saracen
    NBC
    Landry Clarke
    NBC
    Landry Clarke
    NBC
    Brian
    NBC
    Brian "Smash" Williams
    NBC

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  1. Jordan Catalano
     
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    Jordan Catalano
  2. Dean Forester
     
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    Dean Forester
  3. Jess Mariano
     
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    Jess Mariano
  4. Seth Cohen
     
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    Seth Cohen
  5. Ryan Atwood
     
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    Ryan Atwood
  6. Harvey Kinkle
     
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    Harvey Kinkle
  7. Dawson Leery
     
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    Dawson Leery
  8. Pacey Witter
     
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    Pacey Witter
  9. Jack McPhee
     
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    Jack McPhee
  10. Chuck Bass
     
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    Chuck Bass
  11. Nate Archibald
     
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    Nate Archibald
  12. Dan Humphrey (AKA Gossip Girl)
     
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    Dan Humphrey (AKA Gossip Girl)
  13. Lucas Scott
     
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    Lucas Scott
  14. Nathan Scott
     
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    Nathan Scott
  15. Will Smith
     
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    Will Smith
  16. Cory Matthews
     
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    Cory Matthews
  17. Eric Matthews
     
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    Eric Matthews
  18. Shawn Hunter
     
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    Shawn Hunter
  19. Steve Sanders
     
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    Steve Sanders
  20. David Silver
     
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    David Silver
  21. Brandon Walsh
     
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    Brandon Walsh
  22. Dylan McKay
     
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    Dylan McKay
  23. Bradin Westerly
     
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    Bradin Westerly
  24. Daniel Desario
     
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    Daniel Desario
  25. Nick Andopolis
     
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    Nick Andopolis
  26. Jason Street
     
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    Jason Street
  27. Tim Riggins
     
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    Tim Riggins
  28. Matt Saracen
     
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    Matt Saracen
  29. Landry Clarke
     
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    Landry Clarke
  30. Brian
     
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    Brian "Smash" Williams

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