For one reason or another, romantic comedies tend to attract the most toxic men. There's the bad boyfriend, the bad boy, the bro sidekick, the sexual assaulter, and everything in between. In the history of romantic comedies, toxic male characters are almost as common as true love's kiss, and I've got the 19 most toxic male characters from rom coms to prove it.
For the most part, toxic male characters in romantic comedies are the ones that the girl ends up rejecting in favor of a better offer, but occasionally the dream guys — the ones the girl is supposed to end up with at the end of the movie — are the ones that turn out to be the most toxic of all. To be a toxic character, one needs to have a negative effect on the hero or heroine — that's really the main criteria. But, toxic male characters in rom coms also tend to have some backwards ideas on romance, love, and women. Unfortunately, they also tend to be devastatingly handsome, clever, and so charming it should be illegal. In other words: the 19 most toxic male characters from rom coms aren't just toxic, they are simply the worst.