A Definitive Ranking of the Gilmore Girls Boyfriends

Max deserved better.

“Gilmore Girls” is classic nostalgic, feel-good fare. Even though it’s been over 13 years since the original series last aired, it’s still as popular as ever. Fans love to revisit Stars Hollow for the smart banter, literary references, and heartwarming mother-daughter relationship. But some things fans don’t love are the questionable boyfriends the characters had.

Whether you’re a die hard Luke stan or think Rory and Jess were meant to be, you have an opinion on the men of “Gilmore Girls,” including me. Below is my ranking of all the boyfriends on the show, and it is the undisputed truth. Just kidding, but I do think I’ve carefully considered all the boys and curated an impeccable list. But feel free to write your own opinions in the comments about how I’m wrong and Dean was actually the best person for Rory (gross, btw).

#4 Zack

You didn't think I would forget about Lane's boyfriends did you? Gilmore Girls may forget about Lane in the later seasons, but I don't. And I don't forget that Zack was a lazy band member and a worse husband. After he got Lane pregnant, effectively leaving her with no college or band prospects, he leaves her to do all the childcare and housework. Trash. 

#5 Logan

Personal opinion: I feel like Logan was a bad influence on Rory. She got used to the comforts that his money provided and stopped working as hard (but we all know Rory seasons 1-3 > 4-7). Also an ultimatum of marrying him or breaking up? Talk about toxic. And this is not to mention the cheating both Rory and Logan did on their significant others during the revival to see each other. 


Written by Abby Sacks

Student at the University of Virginia studying Psychology and Media Studies. When not writing or hanging out with my cat, can be found watching too much bad TV and being too old for TikTok but enjoying it anyway.

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