In a mad elite world of the Upper East Side, Dan Humphrey is Gossip Girl's grounded, Brooklyn boy, dubbed 'LonelyBoy' by the notorious and mysterious Gossip Girl who Dan was blissfully unaware of until he stepped into the halls of the NYC private school that is GG territory.
Dan got himself on the map by dating 'It Girl' Serena van der Woodsen after she returned from boarding school due to a few bad girl scandals, and she was ready for a nice boy. Of course, the drama couldn't end there, so while Dan thought he could sail through high school with his wiz-kid, brooding writer ways, he was incorrect. Here's to life experience!
Dan: I don't read Gossip Girl. That's for chicks. - 1.1, Pilot
Dan: And Nicholas Sparks is hardly family. I'm not taking no for an answer. In fact, I'm not even asking. You're coming with us. I'm adult-napping you. - 1.9, Blair Waldorf Must Pie!
Dan (to Chuck): Hey, last time I checked, I still owed you a black eye. So, unless this is you coming to claim it, stay away from her. - 1.12, School Lies
Jenny: It was like I didn't even exist!
Dan: Mmm. Welcome to my world. It's not so bad when you get used to birds flying at your head and automatic doors
never opening. - 2.4, The Ex-Files
Dan: Google revenge and you get BlairWaldorf.com. - 2.4, The Ex-Files
Dan: Who knew there was a sex club behind the White Castle? - 2.5, The Serena Also Rises
Dan: Yale day. I thought we could walk to school together for support
. I keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason. I'll end up in the right place. But what if I don't get in?
Serena: Forget you. What if I do and Blair doesn't?
Dan: Fire and brimstone. A lot of bitchy asides. Death by Dorota. - 2.15, Gone with the Will
Dan: I'm glad you're not wearing that raccoon makeup anymore, because you looked like one of the Incredibles. - 2.17, Carnal Knowledge
Dan's fashion is simple yet suave - loosen the school uniform tie, throw on a buttondown shirt on with the first 2-5 buttons unbuttoned, or toss on a sweater with a mild collar pop or a v-neck, and you've got yourself a Dan Humphrey.
Fav Love Interest
While I was wary of the Dan-Serena relationship with them being the new Ryan-Marissa a la The O.C. from the same show creator, I loved them together, but am glad to see them not following the same star-crossed lovers role of Ryan and Marissa. I wouldn't be thrilled to see them have a perfectly smooth relationship as we carry on, I do think Serena is ultimately the girl for our Danny boy.
Juiciest Gossip Girl Scandal
Dan's been involved in a few tasty Gossip Girl scandals, but his latest and juiciest has definitely been his fake turned real affair with hot new teacher Miss Carr! Now there's the classic taudry scandal with a Gossip Girl twist we've been waiting for!
What are your favs for Dan?