Fandango Fans Pick Black Widow, Thor, "Titanic," "Notebook" Characters as Most Dateable for V-Day





Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Chris Evans’ Captain America,

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss

Among Moviegoer Choices for Their Fantasy Valentines


Fans Also Select Top Valentines From 2016 Superhero Movies


LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2016) – To celebrate Valentine’s Day and a passion for movies, Fandango playfully polled more than one thousand movie fans, asking them which classic and contemporary movie characters they’d want to be their date this holiday weekend.


The most dateable characters from last year‘s movies, according to the fans, were Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, both of whom appeared in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.“ The top classic movie characters that the fans selected as their ideal Valentine’s Day dates included Kate Winslet’s adventurous Rose in “Titanic“ and Ryan Gosling’s devoted Noah in “The Notebook.“


Fans also weighed in on the cinema’s influence on their real-life romantic ideals and expectations:

·         58% said the movies made them believe in love at first sight;

·         48% claimed the movies shaped their image of the perfect partner;

·         40% said the movies made them unrealistic about love.


“Since the very first big-screen kiss, images of movie passion have influenced our ideas of real-life romance,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “As our survey shows, characters in classic love stories such as ‘The Notebook,’ ‘Titanic’ and ‘Pretty Woman,’ as well as contemporary cinematic heroes such as Thor and Black Widow, continue to make a lasting impact on moviegoers when it comes to visions of our dream partner.”


The final survey results can be found below.


Most Dateable Contemporary Female (from 2015 movies):

1.      Black Widow/Scarlett Johansson, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

2.      Katniss/Jennifer Lawrence, “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”

3.      Rey/Daisy Ridley, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

4.      Anastasia Steele/Dakota Johnson, “Fifty Shades of Grey”

5.      Letty/Michelle Rodriguez, “Furious 7”


Most Dateable Contemporary Male (from 2015 movies):

1. Thor/Chris Hemsworth, “Avengers” Age of Ultron”

2. Captain America/Chris Evans, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

3. James Bond/Daniel Craig, “Spectre”

4. Tony Stark/Iron Man/Robert Downey, Jr. “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

5.  Adonis Creed/Michael B. Jordan, “Creed”


Most Dateable Classic Movie Heartthrob Male:

1.      Noah/Ryan Gosling, “The Notebook”

2.      Jack/Leo DiCaprio, “Titanic”

3.      Johnny/Patrick Swayze, “Dirty Dancing”

4.      Edward Lewis/Richard Gere, “ Pretty Woman”

5.      Han Solo/Harrison Ford, “Star Wars”


Most Dateable Classic Movie Heartthrob Female:

1. Rose/Kate Winslet, “Titanic”

2. Vivian Ward/Julia Roberts, “Pretty Woman”

3. Princess Leia/Carrie Fisher, “Star Wars”

4. Allie /Rachel McAdams, “The Notebook”

5. Mia Wallace/Uma Thurman, “Pulp Fiction”


In addition, Fandango asked moviegoers to play a game of “Who Would You Rather Date?” among the upcoming cinematic superheroes of 2016. The results and percentages of the moviegoers’ votes are listed below – with each victor listed in boldface:


·         “Batman v Superman’s” Batman (56%) vs. Superman (44%)

·         “Batman”’s Wonder Woman (66%) vs. “Suicide Squad”’s Harley Quinn (34%)

·         “Captain America: Civil War”’s Black Widow (77%) vs. Scarlet Witch (23%)

·         “Deadpool” (68%) vs. “Doctor Strange” (32%)

·         “X-Men: Apocalypse”’s Mystique (80%) vs. Storm (20%)