It may sound cliché to say that you’ve come to New York City to fall in love, but open up Tinder at any bar in the city on a Friday night and you will see — from a sheer numbers perspective — why it's still a good idea. NYC is a veritable petting zoo of available, eager men to suit nearly any taste. Everyone from finance bros to crunchy hipsters is well represented, and if one doesn’t work out, hey, there are nearly limitless options to replace him.
But, nowhere are New York’s eligible men more desirable than in our collective imaginations, from Catcher in the Rye to Sex and the City — and every dreamy Big Apple fairy tale in between. For those times real-life guys won't do, we compiled a definitive ranking of New York's hottest fictional bachelors, from the ones we're glad don't exist to the ones we wish did.