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
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    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
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    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
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    Funny, cute, loyal. Voracious love of food and a tell-it-like-it-is manner. We could make it work.
  4. Hercules Mulligan, Hamilton
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    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
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    No explanation needed. Everyone was a little bit in love with Jim Halpert.
  6. Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
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    Again, no explanation necessary. Everyone's a little bit in love with Mr. Darcy.
  7. Ben Wyatt, Parks and Recreation
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    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.