Inspired by @sally's list of fictional jerks she would date despite red flags. This list contains jerks (but not all are jerks!). May be a work in progress.
  1. Danny Castellano*, The Mindy Project
    Super hot, great dancer, aggressively hot kisser and butt grabber. Those red glasses. Sweet romantic gestures. Uses "stone cold bitch" as a term of endearment. But more baggage than a socialite on a 'round the world trip. *ETA: seasons 1-3 only. I cannot condone the travesty that was his characterization/behavior in season 4.
  2. Josh Lyman, The West Wing
    Passionate, smart, just enough of a self esteem issue to make him try really hard. Would probably end terribly, though. Arrogance for days: hot at first, less hot three months in.
  3. Burton "Gus" Guster, Psych
    Funny, cute, loyal. Voracious love of food and a tell-it-like-it-is manner. We could make it work.
  4. Hercules Mulligan, Hamilton
    Yes, Hercules Mulligan is a real person, but I am in love with the fictionalized version played by Okieriete Onaodowan. In Yorktown, when he sings "I get the fuck back up again!" it is the hottest thing I've ever seen/heard.
  5. Jim Halpert, The Office
    No explanation needed. Everyone was a little bit in love with Jim Halpert.
  6. Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
    Again, no explanation necessary. Everyone's a little bit in love with Mr. Darcy.
  7. Ben Wyatt, Parks and Recreation
    The ultimate wish fulfillment character. Who doesn't want to marry this sweet nerd who will always be your cheerleader? I would read his Star Trek fan fiction and convincingly pretend to like it.