My Perfect Boyfriend (10)

October 5, 2013 Features, My Perfect Boyfriend 14

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Without further ado, here are our perfect boyfriends.

Our Perfect Boyfriend:

Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Description: Mr. Darcy is depicted within the novel as a seemingly cold and aloof man. In reality, Darcy is a sincere and generous person. He’s selfless and looks out for the people he cares about, even if he does not show it. The narrator of the book describes him as being clever but that he’s  also “haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well-bred, were not inviting,”. Once you get to know him, he’s actually very lovable and sweet and overall amazing.

Why he should be Marianne’s Perfect Boyfriend:  Mr. Darcy is the book boyfriend I’d love to have if I lived in Jane Austen’s time. He’s gentlemanly and sweet, cares for his family, has a selfless heart, and is totally misunderstood. Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorite books, and it’s incredible how his character is so well portrayed. I love how everyone thinks he’s a snob and rude and whatnot, because it just shows how everyone is not as they seem. Darcy is just a shy person who tries to be himself in a world full of judgemental people. Ever since watching the modern-day web-series adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, my love for Darcy has increased even more.

“I certainly have not the talent which some people possess,’ said Darcy, “of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done.”

“Elizabeth’s spirit’s soon rising to playfulness again, she wanted Mr. Darcy to account for his having ever fallen in love with her. ‘How could you begin?’ said she.
‘I can comprehend your going on charmingly, when you had once made a beginning; but what could set you off in the first place?’ ‘I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

So, my Darcy is played by three different men: Matthew Macfadyen (from the 2005 movie), Laurence Olivier (from the 1940 movie) and Daniel Vincent Gordth (from the Lizzie Bennet Diaries). These three are my perfect Darcys. I love Matthew because he was the first Mr. Darcy I encountered after reading the book, and I thought he was so dreamy and had beautiful eyes and *sigh*…. Laurence Olivier is perfect for Darcy because he can pull off looking like a total gentleman and having the Darcy-ish attitude, plus the movie is in black in white, which I LOVE. Daniel Vincent Gordth… *sigh* I love this guy. He’s awesome as a person and dreamy as Darcy. I saw a video of him reading the first chapter of The Fault in Our Stars, and since then I’ve been hooked. If you want to see that video, click here.

Why he should be Jennifer’s Perfect Boyfriend: 

If the book isn’t your thing (*gasp*), you can watch the modern-day adaptation of it! It’s funny, addicting, and each video is about 3-4 minutes long. You’ll love it, trust me. I’m usually gasping for air or stiffing the laughs at night from all the occurrences and fangirl moments in those videos. Here’s the first episode:

Basically, imagine I wrote the same things Marianne wrote above here too. I couldn’t have put it better. Darcy is so asdfghjkl;’

Only downside in my case is that… I HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK! :O Yeah… I got really into Pride and Prejudice last week while browsing through Netflix. I saw the BBC 1980’s mini series, and thought I’d give it a try. I was amazed. I couldn’t believe how much I’ve missed of such a great, humorist, romantic, and bewildering story. And Mr. Darcy! If I were to pick the perfect gentleman, I’d pick him hands down. We have the mini series, quotes, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and the 2005 film for me to obsess over and I’m suddenly and constantly swooning over this (unfortunately) fictional character. I’m dying to read the book to get more Mr. Darcy action… He’s so annoying, cute, infuriating, shy, and did I mention strikingly handsome? At least with the actors… If I ever meet someone like him in real life (Oh God please), I’d marry him. I’d be just like Mrs. Bennet in search of marrying him 😀
So, these are our perfect boyfriends this week! Let us know who your perfect boyfriends by sharing the link to your post via the inklinkz icon below. Or you can also leave it to us on the comments section.

Have a great day!

M&J

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We're two Puertorican girls who want to share our love of reading with the world. We sometimes substitute words for GIFS and either rant or fangirl a lot in our reviews. Talk to us about anything! 🙂
  • I LOVED THE LIZZIE Bennett Diaries! Daniel Vincent Gordth was a perfect Mr Darcy 🙂 I can’t believe you haven’t read the book, hope you do some day!

    • I loved how DVG could portray Darcy’s awkard shy-ness, but at the same time was an perfect gentleman and so loveable 😀 Pride & Prejudice is my all-time favorite, I’m trying to convince Jennifer to get her hands on it! Sadly, we’re both drowning in ARC reviews (grrr Netgalley). Thanks for stopping by, Jeann!

  • I actually never read P&P until a few years ago, and from then on I was hooked! I couldn’t believe how long I’ve left this amazing book (I think I was always worried about the prose and whether I would understand old-time English), and now I can’t get enough.

    Oh man, thanks for introducing the ‘Lizzie Bennett Diaries’, I didn’t know it existed! Now I’ll be watching it for the rest of the day 😛

    • I know what you mean! Old-English was a scary concept for me, but now I can’t get enough of it! LBD is awesome! I love watching it whenever I get the chance 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • THIS IS SUCH A PERFECT CHOICE. Seriously, Mr.Darcy is just perfect. I haven’t read the book, either, so I feel super ashamed. But I fully intend to read a lot of classics this Summer holidays 😀
    I tried watching the BBC mini series, but Colin Firth standing in a bath towel had me in hysterics, so I genuinely couldn’t watch it. I won the Olivier one, so I definitely want to watch it.
    The 2005 movie is one of my top five favourite movies of all time, and if I could pull Mr.Darcy out of that screen and marry him, I definitely would.
    I tried getting into the Lizzie Bennet diaries, but it was just so different, I couldn’t fall in love with it. I may have to give it another go, though. Because that Mr.Darcy looks pretty gorgeous, haha 😀
    Anyway, this was a perfect pick, and I may have to join this meme one day because I have a VERY long list of fictional boyfriends! ^.^

    • The 2005 movie is my all-time favorite movie! I can watch it over and over again! That Darcy is just so… asdlfkjghkalkn swoonworthy! And you should definitely give Lizzie Bennet Diaries another chance! Just getting to see Darcy is going to be pretty worth-while ;D You should join! It’s fun to swoon about fictional boyfriends!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      -Marianne

      • Yes! It’s definitely one of my very few ‘I can watch this 21084793875 times’ movies ^.^
        Yesssssss. Matthew = perfect Mr.Darcy. I cannot even.
        Okay, I shall give it a go over the holidays, when I actually have free time to watch things, haha. 😛
        Swooning is one of my all time favourite hobbies!

        That’s okay!

    • Together ashamed with me (Jennifer) xD Haha I also plan on reading a lot of classics on holidays so I might join you on that one 😀 The movie was so amazing…. <3

      And we'd love to see your fictional boyfriends! The more the merrier 🙂

      • Ashamed non-readers unite, haha!
        Oooh, we could even do read-alongs – I have never done one of those before 😀
        Oh, yes. That movie is just too much perfection.

        Aw, yay! I shall have to think of an amazing one 😀

  • I love the Lizzie Bennet Diaries! I have watched so many remakes of this book, but I have yet to actually read the book. I really should, but I never do. Off to re-watch the LBD now.

  • Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    GAH I still need to read P and P but the video clip kept me laughing 😉

    Thanks for sharing, ladies! <33

  • Oh god, I swoon hardcore over Mr. Darcy. I can’t even. I just love him so much. “You have bewitched me body and soul.” I squeal every time I hear that line. And now I’m fangirling by myself in my house. I haven’t watched the Lizzie Bennet Diaries yet, but will have to check them out. My favorite Darcy is definitely Matthew Macfadyen. I could watch that movie over and over and never get tired of it. Pride and Prejudice is definitely one of my favorite books of all time.

    • That line is so beatiful! <3 Matthew Macfayden is so dreamy. *sigh* You should definitely watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, they even won an Emmy! It's amazing acting and great script. Thanks for stopping by!

  • OMG THE LIZZIE BENNETT DIARIES WAS AMAZING!
    I’m actually one of those rare souls that doesn’t swoon over Mr Darcy as much as most others seem to haha. But I can definitely still appreciate where you guys are coming from!