When I was a teenager, I bought this silly board game called “Marry, Date, or Dump.” Recently, out of boredom, I even brought it out of the dust and played it with some friends and family members. Chaos ensued and crazy choices had to be made between film characters, actors, presidents, historical figures, and more. Soon I thought, what could be more fun than continuing to ponder what fictional characters I would date, dump, or marry? I know I can’t be the only one that has played this game with their friends in their spare time…
In this same spirit, I have decided to select a few movies, TV Shows, and books where I have to make this decision between the characters AND you get to join in on the game as well by telling us just who you would want to marry, date or dump in the comments below. I am sure my choices will be vastly different from several of all yours. So without any further delay, here is Round One of Marry, Date, or Dump (look for round two in the coming weeks):
Marry, Date, or Dump
THE SOURCE: Veronica Mars
THE SOLUTION: I had a big toss up on this one because Logan is very destructive as a character and has a lot of problems that wouldn’t be good for a marriage. Still, I decided to marry Logan because at least I would never be bored. Also, he does pack a good punch when you need defending. To date, I went with Piz because he is a good guy if just a little bland for Veronica. Choosing to dump Duncan was quite simple for me. While he was an interesting character while it lasted, I never found his personality particularly enticing for me. Also, even though Veronica and Duncan didn’t end up being brother and sister in the end and the fact that they were both drugged when they lost their virginity to one another, the idea that Duncan knowingly slept with Veronica while he thought she was his sister kind of gives me the creeps.
THE SOURCE: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
THE SOLUTION: This is one of the hardest ones for me because the men are kind of equal in my eyes. Willoughby gets a bad name because he makes some poor choices but I do think he has redeemable qualities that I can’t help (like Marianne) but be drawn to. I love his passion for instance and his literary knowledge (a weakness). That being said, I would probably marry Edward because of his intense loyalty and honor that he reveals. This is no cheater. His quiet and shy demeanor also intrigues me. I would date Willoughby for the reasons I listed above though I still feel torn about Colonel Brandon. I couldn’t marry him because he is too charming to trust. Then I would have to dump Brandon just because I had to make a choice (that could change depending on my mood). If this was movie Colonel Brandon and Alan Rickman, however, it could turn into date or even marry. I’m still bummed that the scene of him rescuing Marianne in the rain doesn’t exist in the book…
THE SOURCE: More Jane Austen Men
THE SOLUTION: Almost equal between the three, but I have to go with marrying Captain Wentworth because he goes against the crowd. I love a nonconformist. His intense focus on Anne is even more attractive though and the idea of being on the sea is super romantic and free sounding. Then, I would date Mr. Darcy because it is Mr. Darcy (though Pemberley IS a good marriage selling point) and I love his personality type. I would sadly dump Mr. Knightley just because I LOVE the other two characters so much. Plus, I don’t need someone who would presumably give me lectures all the time…
THE SOURCE: Some Vampires…
Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
Mick St. John (Moonlight)
Mitchell (Being Human UK)
THE SOLUTION: I would definitely (and without a doubt) marry Mick because he is Mick: romantic, old-fashioned with manners, hates video games, snarky, loves to investigate, would definitely be able to protect you, and isn’t as psychotic as the other two (he only kills bad guys). I would then date Mitchell even though he has MAJOR addictive problems: like killing women or say a whole train full of people just because he was in a bad mood. He does at least want to be good and he is very sweet to those he loves. Lastly, I chose to dump Damon because while he can be amusing, he could kill one of your family members if he felt like it (he even killed one of his own).
THE SOURCE: The Genius category
The Doctor (Doctor Who)
Fox Mulder (The X Files)
Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
THE SOLUTION: Marry Mulder because he’s Mulder. Also, I adore a good conspiracy theorist and someone who isn’t afraid to be different and go against those in power. His perfect blend of cynicism and romantic idealism makes him the perfect choice. He can teach you how to play baseball and his genius intellect will never bore you. Sure, I may have to put up with the random alien abduction or haunted house but it would be worth it in the end. Of course, I would have to date the Doctor because I would want to go on adventures around the universe or even travel in time. I didn’t choose to marry him because he has some emotional commitment issues. I would then dump Sherlock because he is just too rude for my taste. I LOVE intelligence but Sherlock would likely drive me up the wall within a week. Then there is the drug problem…
That’s it for Round One of “Marry, Date, or Dump.” Who would you choose in these scenarios? Sound off below…
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