We all have those crushes on hotties who are just no good for us - your McSteamys, or your Skye Johnsons, or your Spongebobs - but we deserve better. Where are the harmless TV heartthrobs you could bring home to meet your parents? They're all around, actually; you just need to know where to look. Everybody gets so hung up on the bad boys that they don't notice the sweetheart holding back the vomiting girl's hair at the end of the night.
But no more! Today we celebrate the good guys and the sweet girls who won't stomp on your heart. The ones that will treat you right and never give you reason to rue the day you set eyes on them.
While some of these are super creepy in retrospect because they were children at the height of their heartthrobbiness, try to transport yourself back to your childhood so you can see it through a more appropriate lens. Without further ado, here are some dreamy TV characters who are also good people. Be warned, there's actually a spoiler in here for The Flash Season 3 finale...so, be aware.
Show: Boy Meets World
Oh, Eric, you dumb, handsome young man. Eric repped the dumb guy trope on Boy Meets World like nobody else could. And like all handsome dumb guys, he got himself some girls. Everybody loved Eric - even Feeny had a thing for him! But for all that, Eric was a kind, caring, and supportive brother and son. Even when he packed on a few in the later years, the girls still loved him!
Show: Parks and Recreation
So Andy was a bit of a buffoon from the get-go, but he was always lovable. And when he stopped drinking beer between Seasons 5 and 6, suddenly he was Studly McStuderson. Now he plays a superhero who has a gratuitous shirtless scene in both of his galactic adventures. Chris Pratt is doing okay for himself.
Show: New Girl
Who's that girl? It's Jess! Jessica Day is a total dork, but she's also a total stunner. If you're a fan of New Girl, but somehow not in love with Jess, then you need to get your... diaphragm?... checked. That can't be right... Regardless, girl be making hearts throb!
Show: Home Improvement
JTT. Enough said, right? Jonathan Taylor Thomas might very well have been THE heartthrob of the '90s. Home Improvement was one of the most popular TV shows of the era, and it's probably because their attractive characters reached a broad demographic, whether it was the Tool Times Girls or Randy Taylor, most viewers were drooling over someone. Home Improvement catapulted JTT to a very successful child-actor career which unfortunately trailed off before too long.