In a world filled with Manic Pixie Dream Girls it seems only natural that their male counterpart should arise. Behold: The Awkdorable Slacker Dude – a character whose roots can be traced back to the ’80s but is now a popular fixture on sitcoms, with Nick Miller of New Girl leading the slovenly pack. You know the guy we’re talking about: He’s lovable and cute, despite that untucked flannel and extra five pounds he’s carrying. He’s quippy, awkward and complains like a grandfather, spends more time talking up his creative pursuits than actually committing to them and works at – or frequents – a bar or coffee shop. ASDs are infuriating and yet somehow women find them irresistible (most of the time). Here are ten of our faves.
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