Fans had waited two long years to see the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, and whilst many main characters lost their heads over the course of the previous seven seasons, there was still plenty of eye candy, or at least that’s what viewers thought.
Dating app Jaumo (www.jaumo.com) surveyed its users to find out which characters the viewers found most desirable out of 15 remaining female and male characters.
Sansa Stark, played by Sophie Turner, was considered the most desirable, with 95% of men giving her a yes vote. Daenerys Targaryen came in a close second with 92%, while 85% would date Missandei, the “Mother of Dragon’s” faithful companion.
The results showed that the character’s personalities had little bearing on their perceived attractiveness, as some baddies were almost as popular as the heroes and heroines.
Melisandre, also known as the “Red Woman” due to her sorcery, is a popular choice, with 88% of men saying they would date her, while 76% would go for the complicated Cersei Lannister.
Women more open to other women
More surprisingly perhaps is that female users found several of the show’s female characters more desirable than the males.
While Jon Snow was the outright ladies’ favourite with 81% of the vote, 71% of women said they would date Daenerys, 62% would go for her sidekick Missandei, and 63% were keen on Sansa Stark.
Male users on the other hand were reluctant to vote for GoT characters of same sex, but they do agree that Jon Snow and Jaime Lannister are the most attractive males in the show.
Someone for everyone
One of the show’s appealing factors is the diversity of its cast, the complexity of characters and their unconventional looks.
Some women were drawn to bad boys, with 71% saying they would date Jaime Lannister. Despite his charm, wit and one-liners, Tyrion Lannister, mockingly referred to by some in the show as “the Halfman” due to his dwarfism, attracted just 34% of women.
Further down the scale, just 18% said they would date Samwell Tarly and a pitiful 2% would date bad boy Theon Greyjoy, also known as “Reek”
Men and women agree on most characters’ attractiveness
Men agreed that Samwell and Theon were the least desirable.
But men and women had diverging views on Samwell Tarly’s love interest Gilly. 84% of men gave her the thumbs up but just 29% of women agreed.
And Brienne of Tarth scored likes from a respectable 61% of men, while only 38% of women could see her charm.
The full survey results can be seen here: https://www.jaumo.com/blog/game-of-thrones/