Previews show that Season 8 of Game of Thrones will continue on a tempestuous journey with no sign of letting up. Producers haven’t given a release date just yet, but have hinted that it will be in 2019, with April being the favorite for the month of release. For Game of Thrones nerds, the mystery surrounding the latest season is palpable and you’ll probably do anything to get your GoT fix.
Great news for single fans, a dating app has added a feature which allows you to search for users who resemble your favorite celebrities. Then again, if you’re using Badoo in California and think you’ve found an Emilia Clarke lookalike, bear in mind that the British star is recreating her mum’s 1972 journey across Northern California. Those who have been diehard Jon Snow fans from the outset will have no problem answering who is the most eligible bachelor to take on a date, but if we delve right back to the beginning of the GoT timeline, it is evident that there are a couple of characters that would steal the crown. Here is our GoT Ultimate Bachelor Hotlist:
Ned Stark (The man version)
Ned Stark appeared only as his adult self in the first series of GoT and sent middle-aged hearts aflutter. As the head of the Stark dynasty, Ned is as honorable as he is rugged and brooding. A date with Ned Stark would likely start with a day of marching for his favorite humanitarian cause and end with feeding the homeless. You’ll find yourself on the right side of the moral compass with Ned and you’ll find yourself fighting for the lives of animals that you didn’t even know existed.
As the heir to the Lannister dynasty, one of the richest and most powerful families in Westeros, Forbes would have Jaime listed as their most eligible bachelor in the world. However, a tendency for unpredictability and the attributes of a complex bad boy make Jaime Lannister an everyday occurrence in the dating world. The date would likely start with the best of intentions: a smart restaurant somewhere uptown, and would likely end in 200 tequila shots somewhere downtown before Jaime pours his heart out to you about how difficult it is to be rich. Men like Jaime are not a rarity, and they’re often a lot of fun.
If you thought the Jaime Lannisters of the world were difficult to deal with then you’ve probably never dated a Viserys Targaryen. Often erratic and immature, they always seem like a good idea at the time. Dating Viserys would come with a wealth of issues, foremostly his bitterness towards the rest of the world due to the loss of his family’s power and strange relationship with his sister. He’ll likely spend most of his time on his phone, and when he’s escorting you to the restaurant of his choice, before having a tantrum because he saw on Instagram that his best friend bought the same pair of Yeezys. Likely best to avoid.
The phrase ’emotionally unavailable’ doesn’t begin to describe Jon Snow. The guy is as impenetrable as he is beautiful. If you ever got to the stage of moving in together, you’d be waiting around for at least an hour for him to do his hair just for him to tuck it under a baseball cap at the slightest hint of moisture. Jon Snow would probably be an artist with a social cause, obsessed with work and forever seeking justice. You would have to be prepared for an evening at his favorite political punk gig, followed by a full analysis of what the band was ‘really’ saying.
Stark is a wild child, which probably comes from having a powerful yet placid father who believes the best in people always. He’d invite you on a date somewhere nice, but bring along his massive smelly wolfhound that you would have to pretend to love. If you think you’re getting a date night once a week, you’ll have to forget it. His loyalty is to his bros, even when they’re secretly plotting against him.
Tyrion Lannister is the guy from school who everyone wishes they hadn’t bullied, because now they realize they were horribly prejudiced people and he has come out on the best side of history. A party boy who takes indulgence to the extreme, Tyrion will do anything for you – if you’re on his side. He’s got a sense of humor and he probably studied at Harvard, and if you’re an intellectual type, you’ll have the best time. Bore him, however, and you’re off the table.
Daario Naharis is the sort of guy who you would only meet for one hour and spend the next 18 months thinking about. Silver-tongued, handsome and ruthless, he is everything you want in a man but nothing that you need. If you happen to be the woman of his dreams, he’ll devote his life to you, to the point where it will either get a bit sappy or he’ll declare vengeance on anyone who hurts you. It is anyone’s guess as to whether it will work out, but if it does, it will be forever, that is until you find out that Jon Snow is related to Daenerys … somehow …
You’re probably thanking your lucky stars that you don’t live in Westeros; the choice of man exists as either virtuous and unavailable or cold-blooded and unavailable. You might think there is a dearth of choice in your town, but compared to this lot, there are plenty more fish in the sea.
The perfect man is an encyclopedia of Game of Thrones knowledge, will not watch an episode ahead without you, and never, EVER reveals spoilers. He makes sure there are delicious snacks to eat along with watching an episode and agrees that sometimes the violence and nakedness is probably a little gratuitous, but no matter what, you’ll watch it together and have great fun sharing your theories as to Jon Snow and Danaerys’ relationship and whether Cersei will become the Mad Queen… Perhaps you could put that in your online dating profile and then only the best will come flocking?
Let us know your choice in the comments of who you would pick from the cast of Game of Thrones because everyone has their favorite!
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