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The Many Girlfriends of Peter Parker / Spider-Man

Updated July 17, 2020 52.8k votes 10.3k voters 671.9k views20 items

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In the comics, Peter Parker was always written as a science nerd, but that never seemed to stop him from getting female attention. Blondes (Gwen Stacy), brunettes (Kitty Pryde), redheads (Mary-Jane Watson) – none were immune to Spider-Man's charms. As you can see, there have been many Spider-Man GFs through the decades.

We've decided to take a look back over the years at all the woman tangled up in Spider-Man's web. If you are having trouble remembering a particular Spiderman girlfriend's name, you'll probably find it on this list. Otherwise, vote up your favorite girlfriends of Spider-Man!

  • Peter Parker's first true love. The One. Gwen Stacy is struck by Peter's brains (and later brawn). After getting over his infatuation with Betty, Pete falls hard for her, and they begin seriously dating. The word marriage is tossed around, and the two couldn't be more in love. 

    Then Green Goblin tosses Gwen off the Brooklyn Bridge, and Spider-Man catches her by a web, accidentally snapping her neck. This moment haunts Peter to this day.

    Is she your favorite?

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    Black Cat

    Felicia Hardy, AKA Black Cat, falls hard for "Spider" and vice versa, after Peter and Mary-Jane break up. They date seriously for a long time, being fun, spontaneous, and playful.

    Eventually, after Mary-Jane takes a trip, Peter realizes how much he loves MJ. That plus the fact that Black Cat can't fully accept civilian Peter Parker is enough for them to call it quits. But they still banter and flirt constantly.

    Is she your favorite?
  • Mary-Jane Watson, the girl next door. Literally. Aunt May's best friend, Anna Watson, tried to set that nice, young boy, Peter, up with her niece for months, but he kept dodging her. Eventually, he couldn't escape any longer, and he meets the stunning party girl.

    Pete ends up dating Gwen Stacy, but that never stops MJ from flirting. After Gwen's untimely end, she matures, begins taking care of Peter, getting him through the loss of his uncle, and they develop strong feelings for each other.

    He reveals his secret, which she admits to knowing for some time, and proposes - many times. Eventually, she agrees and they wed! And live mostly happily ever after, until silly continuity and storylines ruin everything.

    Is she your favorite?

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    Peter Parker wasn't the only one bitten by that radioactive spider that day (so revealed in the "Original Sin" storyline). Once Silk, AKA Cindy Moon, and Peter meet, they have an immediate physical attraction. 

    Is she your favorite?