39 romantic male characters we’d love to date

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Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)

In The Great Gatsby, we see just how far Jay Gatsby will go to try and get Daisy back. He fell in love with Daisy Buchanan and he wants her to see just how much money he made for himself to get her to love him instead of her terrible husband Tom. The novel is such a 1920s reflection that now, it’s a little hard to relate to Daisy and, instead, all of us understand Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway.

Jay works so hard just to buy a huge house and throw insane parties so that Daisy knows how well off he is. He goes out of his way to have these outlandish things and build himself up to be something he’s not for a woman. And she ‘loves’ him because of it all. (She doesn’t love him but she does sleep with him).

The thing about Jay Gatsby is that he goes to the extremes to show his love. He’ll do anything for the woman he loves and while she only loves material things (and not Jay), he wants nothing more than to love her. It’s truly very romantic when you look only at Jay. He loves Daisy so much and it ends up getting him shot in a pool.