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13 Reasons No Man Will Ever Surpass Heath Ledger In "10 Things I Hate About You"

Like most pre-teens, I thought I'd meet someone like Patrick Verona in high school. I did not. But he should still be your #1 dream man.

1. He knew the way to a feminist's heart.

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Talk more second-wave feminism to me, baby.

2. He looked like this when the girl he loved read a corny poem about him in class.

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I'm not the only one who used to fast-forward to this scene, right?

3. He was good at sarcasm.

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He gave Kat a run for her money in the snark department.

4. Speaking of sarcasm, he wasn't turned off by it.

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If only all guys were as chill regarding eyerolls.

5. He was a dangerous bad boy...

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All those black T-shirts. So mysterious.

6. ...with a heart of gold.

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AKA the perfect man.

7. He gave great advice.

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Especially to his future doppelgänger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

8. He'd keep you safe if you had too much to drink.

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This movie also gave us ridiculously high expectations for high school parties. We were all let down by the real thing.

9. He had just the right amount of self-awareness.

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How dare you assume he wouldn't want to be described in traditionally feminine terms.

10. He gave the greatest love declaration in cinema history.

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OK, fine, at the time he was being paid to do it — but this scene made you weak in the knees! Admit it!

11. He planned the best dates.

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And he was rocking the man bun years before hipsters ruined it.

12. He smiled like this.

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13. And he kissed like this.

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Miss you, Heath.

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