The road to true love was a bumpy one for Friends ' Monica Geller. Before she tied the knot with Chandler, her love life was... well, it wasn't the greatest, to say the least: her heart was broken when she couldn't make things work with Richard, she took the virginity of a high school senior — and oh, did I mention her first kiss was with her brother? Not exactly ideal for anyone.
While Chandler and Monica are all kinds of perfect, some of Monica's other boyfriends were awesome, too. In fact, we might even be able to learn a little bit about ourselves by examining what our favorite Monica beau says about us. (Yes, Friends fanatics: I am about to go all Alan and psychoanalyze you.) As much as we all love Chandler, I am willing to bet we have some Richard and Pete fans in the audience, as well.
Monica was a complex woman and her taste in men reflects her varied palette. She dated a poet, a millionaire, a jerk poet... and ultimately her best friend. Get ready to have your minds blown as we take a journey through Monica's ghosts of relationships past, and delve deep into our own psyches in the process. From Fun Bobby to Jean-Claude Van Damme (yeah, that happened) and everyone in between, let's find out what your favorite Monica boyfriend says about you:
1. Chandler Bing
We have some hopeless romantics in the house. If Chandler is your favorite, you believe in "the one" and always cry at the end of rom-coms. While you are a softie at heart, you also appreciate a good sense of humor and believe laughter is the key to a great relationship. You may or may not have a job no one understands.
2. Richard Burke
You are an adult and you are proud of it. Your taste in wine, vacations, and partners is exquisite. You are the old soul in your group of friends. When it comes to love, you've been through it all and now you won't settle for anything less than the real deal.
3. Pete Becker
You are funny, sweet, and a total kid at heart. At times you can be reckless, but that is just because you want to live life to its fullest. Unfortunately, your zest for life can be exhausting for some people, but never let that stop you from chasing your dreams — no matter how improbable they may seem.
When it comes to morals, you often take the shady path. While your baby face gets you out of a lot of jams, someday you are going to have to learn lying comes with a price. Just remember, your behavior may be cute now, but all actions have consequences. On an unrelated note, you would rock a job in sales, and your favorite Mad Men character is Don Draper.
5. Fun Bobby
You are the life of the party. When people need a wing-person for the night, you are the one they call. You have trouble getting people to take you seriously, though, and that frustrates you. A lot. What's worse, many of your friends don't want you around if you haven't knocked back a few — so make sure you surround yourself with people who appreciate all aspects of your personality, because no one can be that on all the time.
Also, your hair? It is stunning.
Judgmental, much? Even if you don't say it out loud, you have an opinion about everyone and sometimes you just cannot keep it to yourself no matter how hurtful it may be. Just remember, in social situations, less is always more — and if you want to hang with your significant other, you have to make like the Spice Girls and get with their friends.
You are so, so gorgeous, to the point where people stop and stare when you walk by. You fancy yourself an artist. Good looks can only get you so far, though, so don't rely on that forever. You're probably really good at making up rhymes.
8. Jean-Claude Van Damme
You are a dreamer, and oh my, are your fantasies hot. Never stop being you, you special little snowflake.
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