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->'''Leonard:''' ''[regarding girls flirting with him]'' Trust me, it doesn't [happen].\\
'''Alex:''' I don't know, you're cute, you're funny. Maybe you are getting hit on and don't even know it.\\
'''Leonard:''' Really?\\
'''Alex:''' ...pretty sure. ''[gives him the Puppy Dog Eyes]''\\
'''Leonard:''' ''[ponders it for a moment]'' Hahahaha, I got to get back to work, thanks for listening... hope no one rips my clothes off on the way!
-->-- ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''

A character who is his own worst enemy when it comes to love. In fact, he's pretty much his only enemy in this arena. Wherever they go, it seems that for some reason they attract some romantic attention, in theory there is no reason why they couldn't go on to be TheCasanova with a new person every night. The only problem is they are so unfamiliar with the dating scene they don't realize the girl who is hovering around him, batting her eyes, trying every excuse to make physical contact with them and suggesting they go back to her place qualifies as flirting and not simply being friendly.

Usually deliberately designed to be MrFanservice. This character also tends to be {{Adorkable}}. Compare AccidentalPornomancer, CelibateHero (who avoids romantic involvement that might interfere with The Cause) and ChasteHero (who's too young, dumb or [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]] to even be interested). See also SingleTargetSexuality, in which a character remains uninterested in potential love interests because they're only interested in one, ObliviousToLove, where there is one specific person who is ''clearly'' head-over-heels for them but they don't realize it, ChickMagnet (of course), UnwantedHarem and HollywoodDateless. Remember that this character does not have to be male, although it usually is.

Often invokes [[{{Failure is the only option}} trouble]] for this character. He, though it can be she, loses the romance plot which draws the [[{{Die for our Ship}} shippers]]. On the other hand, if the character wises up, they often do so by losing what gave them the magnet. Again, lose. This character fails at romance, though not intentionally, like a {{Chaste Hero}} or {{Celibate Hero}}

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** The titular teacher has this bad, as at least 15 girls, and there's only two that he's aware of. That's because two told him to his face that they love him. Naturally, this usually causes all sorts of problems, as he's extremely prone to IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn type actions. To say nothing of the time when he accidentally leads on one of his students while she [[ItMakesSenseInContext thinks that he's his own cousin.]] [[MetaGuy Chisame]] even [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that he's going to make a lot of girls cry in the future. Oh, and did we mention that he's still just ''10-years-old''? The scene that show this the best is when Akira tell him about some girls that like him, and he is completely shocked.
--->'''Akira''': At this rate, I guess he doesn't know about [[{{Shotacon}} Class Rep]]...
** [[IdiotHero Kotaro]] has a case of this; even while still in his GirlsHaveCooties phase he still has 4 girls, although he is starting to be aware that one of them might like him. She eventually has to literally ''beat'' it into his head before he gets the idea.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'':
** Hayate is an interesting case: He's not a ChasteHero, in theory -- he understands the idea of romance and attraction, and has a couple girls he's pining after, but he doesn't notice that ''every'' girl he meets falls in love with him. Yes, including the two he's in love with. The guys at school call him the Airhead Gigolo because of this: Part is his [[ThePollyanna personality]], part is [[ContrivedCoincidence just dumb luck]], and there's even a little bit of FriendToAllLivingThings thrown in just for the hell of it.
** It's shown that he is [[spoiler:somewhat aware of his affect on girls and can actually play it up when he wants something, similar to his 'business smile' that he uses periodically. This often includes conjuring up [[LoveBubbles love bubbles]] and [[BishieSparkle bishie sparkle]] for extra charm. Possibly an extension of this is Hayate's 'Serious Mode' which ramps up his charm and charisma ten-fold and is even said to change the air around him with his confidence. To date it has been used exactly once; to make sure his date with Hinagiku was a complete success.]]
** Hayate is deliberately inflicting this on himself however, stemming from [[spoiler: what happened with Athena as a child, he doesn't seem to believe he deserves to be loved, and thus even if he ''is'' aware of the girls feelings about him, he won't act on it for that reason.]]
** 13-year-old Wataru's doing pretty well himself. He has, mostly [[ObliviousToLove unwittingly]], gathered the attention of several girls (Saki, Sonia, Aika, and possibly Sakuya), all of whom are older than he is. Well, an exception is that Wataru has been made all too aware about Sonia's affection for him.
* ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''
** [[IdiotHero Akihisa Yoshii]] has three girls pining after him: [[{{Tsundere}} Minami]], Himeji, and Minami's little sister Hazuki. At one point, Minami threatens to kill him outright to blackmail a date out from him, and Himeji makes lunches for him every day ([[LethalChef which is a very bad thing]], but its the thought that counts). Yoshii never notices. Ever. He does know that Hazuki loves him, but that's because she loudly insists they're getting married when she grows up.
** Another notable one was when Yoshii's sister noted in front of Yoshii, Minami, and Himeji that [[BuxomIsBetter Yoshii seems to only read porn about busty women]] in ponytails. Himeji immediately ties her hair into a ponytail, and the next day Minami (who always has a ponytail) comes to school with some sort of inflatable inserts. He ''still'' doesn't notice.
** There are subtle hints in the novel that [[HoYay Hideyoshi]] might have a small crush on Yoshii too... and [[StraightGay Kubo]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'''s [[Pantheon/{{Disgraces}} Natsuru Senou]]: [[MemeticMutation The densest material ever]]. The best example has to be Senou's date with Shizuku. He assumes its NotADate... but she corrects him that no, it really is a date. He assumes she's joking. [[IceQueen Cuz she does that all the time]]. Which then causes Mikoto to give him a couple of MegatonPunch attacks. Even Akane goes to his house afterward to find out why he took Shizuku out on a date, forcing him to take her on one as well in the next episode.
* Shinji Ikari of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is [[SignatureStyle a]] [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] example: he is acutely aware that the women in his life are crushing on him, but he does not want the emotional entanglements, [[ObfuscatingStupidity so he feigns ignorance to torment them emotionally until they get the message]]. [[LaserGuidedKarma Unfortunately for him]], [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world is near]], and - [[JustifiedTrope a partial motivator of their affections towards him]] - this particular Apocalypse centres completely around his honest, emotional psyche. The clues betraying his awareness can be difficult to spot, so here are a few:
** In the second episode, a drunken Misato gives him an excellent vantage point of her [[AbsoluteCleavage goods]] as she messes up his hair. Contrast this action with her very sober, very quiet, very gentle entrance to Shinji's occupied room in episode twenty-three [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice after Rei II's death, which proceeded Kaji's death very shortly]]]]: the circumstances leading to her planting her backside on the bed beside his are the impossibility of sex with Kaji, the indefinite quarantine of [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]], and - most recently - the certain absence of Rei. So, [[SexForSolace Misato makes the move because they only have each other]]. The instant she places her hand atop his, he rejects her harshly and chidingly: he knows exactly what she wants from him, [[PitySex feels that she doesn't respect his masculinity]], and refuses to allow the admittedly shaky world of his relationships to warp any further. Misato apologizes before leaving, obviously embarassed. From a Meta perspective, Episode Twenty-Three aired three weeks after the infamous Kaji/Misato sound-only sex scene, which put HideakiAnno and [[StudioGainax his studio]] into hot water with Japanese MoralGuardians: it is concrete in hindsight that Anno made the series both [[CreatorBreakdown while depressed]] and [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants in response to the feedback of the show's producers and fans and the funding of the former]]: similar to the episode, these circumstances suggest an extreme plot twist of the aforementioned nature (Misato being twenty-five and Shinji being fourteen).
** In Episode Fifteen, Asuka lies poorly with a suggestion that, seeing that Shinji has never kissed a girl and in spite of the anniversary of his mother's death, she and he share a kiss to pass the time; reluctantly, Shinji agrees. Shinji simply closes his eyes as Asuka makes the effort to approach him, lean towards his face, and cover his nose so that his breath won't ruin the moment for her. Expecting him to do something, while he deliberately does nothing, the kiss is held for nearly a minute before Shinji breaks away, gasping for air and apparently glad the experience is over, while Asuka runs to the bathroom, denying the possibility that he could be aware of the severity of the offensiveness of his behaviour. After Shinji's escape from Leliel in Episode Sixteen, he wakes in an emergency room: Rei is by his side, but Asuka is absent; as Rei opens the door and exits, the opening door reveals Asuka eavesdropping through the formerly-closed door and - embarassed - attempting in vain to hide behind the wall as Rei passes through the doorway. Shinji laughs, rather than asks her why she eavesdropped.
** Most damningly, in ''[[TheMovie The End of Evangelion]]'', Shinji experiences a precise and painful dissection of his psyche at the hands of his perceptions of the personalities of Misato, Asuka, and Rei. Asuka - the straightest of the three in terms of directness of communication - verbally pins him with the knowledge of his [[BrownNote masturbating to her comatose body in a hospital bed]] at the start of the movie. In honesty, she tells him she doesn't mind that he do it, as long as he does it only with her in mind. Here, Shinji's persona reacts: he suggests that, if she'll willingly allow he and her to have a relationship - even on those terms - she needs to be nicer to him; to this, all three women respond, "We are nice to you." This is true: recollecting their various interactions with him, there isn't a moment where any of them have been cruel to him to his face, prior to the masturbation incident. However, Shinji names them liars, claiming that they are hiding behind fake smiles and deliberately being ambiguous. Recollect once more: there isn't a single moment of ambiguity with any of the girls interactions with him on their part. Why does he think that there is, then? He is projecting: Shinji was the one being ambiguous with each of them, hiding behind a fake smile whenever he could so as to avoid a real relationship; the only reason that he would hide is because of a real awareness of their affections toward him, making him a coward (and every bit as cruel as his father, in spite of his young age).
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''
** Kamijou Touma. Between his [[TheHero heroic tendencies]] and [[ButtMonkey misfortune]], every girl he meets falls for him in short order. But because of the aforementioned misfortune, he just assumes they're all screwing with him. Or doesn't notice at all, though that one is at least a little justified by [[spoiler:the fact that he lost his memory and didn't have the heart to tell anyone.]]
** It also appears that alcohol functions as some sort of AmplifierArtifact on his ability to do this as well. When he gets drunk in Volume 2 of New Testament and starts wandering around Academy City, women just.... appear out of nowhere. In the end he takes no less than '''ten''' women home, simply through the virtue of walking to his apartment.
--->'''Misaka Mikoto:''' ''[seeing this process underway]'' In no time at all, they were in all directions.
* Kotetsu from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is more of ''{{tsundere}}'' magnet than an actual Chick Magnet, but he is nonetheless oblivious to this ability. He just wonders why certain girls [namely his wife-to-be (during their high-school days) and [[SmittenTeenageGirl Karina]] (during the course of the show)] keep acting all weird and contradictory around him.
* The Title Character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' can come off as this, especially in fillers with the countless GirlOfTheWeek that start to like him. Especially ironic since part of the reason he was so jealous of Sasuke (pre-timeskip) was because ''he'' was such a massive ChickMagnet.
* Shuto Katsuragi, the titular AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain known as ''{{Manga/Ratman}}'', is completely oblivious to the idea that his classmate [[SugarAndIcePersonality Mirea]] Mizushima (who is part of the "[[NecessarilyEvil evil]]" organization who turned him into Ratman) and [[PluckyGirl Rio]] [[NonIdleRich Kizaki]] (daughter of the Hero Association's president), or even Fatman's sister Anzu are interested in anything more than being nice and friendly to him. This even extends to a HoYay version where Shiki constantly calls him cute and has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace, he just sees him as a friend and doesn't even seem to notice Shiki is disturbingly rather close to him.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': Ironically enough, Issei Hyodou is one, despite being a self-declared HaremSeeker himself. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because he has a huge inferiority complex after his first girlfriend killed him on their first date. However, the trope is later [[DefiedTrope defied]] when his denseness finally gets to Rias [[CryCute enough to make her cry]], at which point the rest of the harem hits him over the head with the fact that they really are in love with him. He then confesses to Rias, and [[OfficialCouple they begin going out.]]
* Ryuuichi from ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'' is one of the most fawned over guys in the class aside from Kamitani. However, he doesn't notice this, even when there are two girls showing much more obvious signs of attraction. Kamitani's case, however, is ambiguous, since it's difficult to tell from his personality whether he's actually clueless or just doesn't care.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' gives us Ichika Orimura, who's being compared to [[LightNovel/{{Kampfer}} Natsuru]] and possibly [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negi]] as one of the most impossibly dense harem protagonists in Anime: He misunderstands [[DefeatMeansFriendship Cecilia]]'s sudden friendliness after their first battle, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Rin]]'s promise to "[[{{Housewife}} cook for him every day]]", and Houki's demand that he go on a date with her (and by that he means "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint shopping trip]]") if she wins a tournament. The light novels, however (which are told from his perspective), make it clear that he's not ''quite'' as bad as he seems, and [[ObfuscatingStupidity is probably faking at least some of it]], so that he doesn't have to choose between [[ClingyJealousGirl five angry girls]][[labelnote:*]]Seven if you include the StudentCouncilPresident and her ShrinkingViolet sister; ''[[UpToEleven eight]]'', if you factor in ''[[IncestSubtext his elder sister]]''[[/labelnote]] with PoweredArmor.
-->'''Charlotte:''' Sometimes [[LampshadeHanging I think you're doing this on purpose.]]
* Tomoe from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss.'' He is completely oblivious to the fact that most teenage girls find him attractive and he fails to notice the signs that Nanami is starting to fall in love with him. Which is odd considering how much he likes hanging around in the RedLightDistrict.
* Godou Kusanagi in ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'' is this trope personified. Despite the fact that he's at least kissed four girls, he ''still thinks of them'' as friends. In this case, it's partially ignorance, and part ''SelectiveObliviousness''.
* Eita, [[UnwantedHarem unwilling protagonist]] of ''LightNovel/{{Oreshura}}''. Every female character with significant screen time is madly in love with him, and there's some HoYay vibes from his best friend; but he's so determined to be a CelibateHero that even while four cute girls are hanging around him and openly fighting for his attention, he doesn't really seem to understand what's going on. Or he wants to pretend it isn't happening.
* Parn from ''RecordOfLodossWar''. Both Deedlit and Shiris are interested in him, but he doesn't seem to realize it and he remains a CelibateHero throughout the series.
* [[ShrinkingViolet Yukiteru]] [[FriendlessBackground Amano]] somewhat started off as this in ''Manga/FutureDiary''. At least five other characters have either flirted with, hit on or kissed him, and (more {{egregious}}ly) SchoolIdol [[{{Yandere}} Yuno Gasai]] ''[[StalkerWithACrush stalked him]]'' for a year without his noticing.
* Monkey D. Luffy from OnePiece. Even though Post-Gonk Alvida, the whole of Amazon Lily, and 'The World's Most Beautiful Woman' Boa Hancock are all in love with him, he still remains a clueless and CelibateHero.
** He's at least figured out that Hancock loved him by the end of the two year TimeSkip.
* [[ChasteHero Ash Ketchum]] of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', despite the numerous girls (and [[InterspeciesRomance Pokémon]]) who've shown interest in him. [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Even more so as the years have gone by]], with him becoming completely ObliviousToLove, whether it's directed at himself or anyone else.
* [[BareFistedMonk Sekai Kamiki]] of ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'': Being a character whose only interests are eating, sleeping, martial arts training, and [[SpiritedCompetitor longing to fight strong, honorable opponents]], he has completely no clue (or if he has, it's definitely not in a romantic sense) as to why [[SempaiKohai Fumina]], [[DefeatMeansFriendship Gyanko]], and [[WhiteHairedPrettyGirl Shia]] are all attracted to him in one way or the other.
* Bell in ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'' [[SingleTargetSexuality is so focused on Aiz Wallenstein]] that he doesn't even notice that [[HaremSeeker he's gotten the harem he originally wanted]]. Hestia gave him a LoveConfession in Volume 1/Episode 3 and it went completely over his head.
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* Where does one begin with ComicBook/SpiderMan? From boyhood he seemed to have the amazing ability to make extremely pretty girls fall in love with him only to be completely oblivious to it half time and have his [[TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife secret ID]] ruin it for him anyways once he finally manages to figure it out.
* ''{{Nightwing}}'' has almost a dozen women who are totally attracted to him without even trying. His butt is apparently so perfect that it transcends species[[note]]A sentient gorilla fell in love with him after seeing it[[/note]].
** He seems to have passed this trait onto his little brother [[{{Robin}} Tim Drake]]
* The [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Black]] [[ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} Knight]] is described on a number of occasions as being a "hunk", manages to attract at least five different specific women that we hear about -- three of them ''at the same time'' -- and also at one point draws the appreciative eyes of a cruise ship full of staring women. Yet he often acts like he's got no chance with the ladies and acts pleasantly surprised and eager to please whenever a woman shows him any attention.
* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' issues 9 and 10 treat Big Macintosh this way; over of the course of the issues, at ''least'' three different mares (Fleetfoot, Tealove, and ''Princess Luna'') show varying degrees of affection for him, and he never catches on. And that's not counting the numerous characters who make eyes at him, or Photo Finish, who attempts to shanghai him into a modeling job.
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[[folder:FanWorks]]
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Asuka liked Shinji, Rei cared for Shinji, and all of his females classmates had a huge crush on Shinji... and Shinji was completely clueless about it. He never ever noticed. It changes throughout the history, though. He accidentally got a hint Asuka was throwing at him and they got together... which eventually led to Rei spending more time with them AND all of their classmates deciding to chase him actively, much to his surprise and disbelief.
* The grown up and ponified Godzilla jr. seems to be flirting with this trope in once he ended up in Equestria during the crossover story, ''Fanfic/TheBridge''. In his new unicorn form he's no Prince Blueblood, but has a degree of TallDarkAndHandsome to him by some mare's standards. Despite his GentleGiant persona, he's lived his life so far without even giving romance a thought. When a guard named Blade Dancer starts flirting with him, he has no idea what she is doing and is somewhat creeped out.
* Between books 1 and 2 of the ''Fanfic/BrokenBow'' series, Armani Dove attracts the attention of several wood nymphs due to his connection with Artemis.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Will wastes all his frustrated energy on swordplay because he's about the only person who can't see that Elizabeth is ready to jump his bones the minute she can get him alone[[note]]So to speak. WordOfGod says they never had sex before marriage, but they did have a lot of rather close dancing and sword practice.[[/note]]. Jack Sparrow even lampshades this at one point. Granted, he may be aware of it; he just thinks that due to their difference in social class (he's a blacksmith's apprentice and she's the governor's daughter), it would be downright ''disrespectful'' of him to have feelings for her. This can be seen in his refusal to call her anything but "Miss Swann" for most of the movie, even though she keeps telling him to call her Elizabeth.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': Jerin has no idea how many women are attracted to him. Part of this may be due to his very protective sisters - presumably women don't get to do more than gaze longingly at him. When he is old enough to get married and his sisters decide they can demand a brother's price (like a bride price, but for a bridegroom) of double the usual sum, he is very insecure about it, and thinks they're overestimating his attractiveness.
* ''A Princess Of Mars'':
** Literature/JohnCarterOfMars just could not get it through his Heroic Skull that the most beautiful woman of two worlds was head over heels for him. She had to beat him over the head with an "I love you" stick.
** John Carter frankly admits he doesn't understand women but he does become clued in enough to recognize when other women fall in love with him -- as they do with monotonous regularity to his considerable embarrassment. He develops an interesting strategy for dealing with the problem; he takes the girls home to Dejah Thoris. She apparently befriends them and sees to it they meet lots of attractive and available men until they find one that makes them forget John Carter.
* ''TheSharingKnife''
-->'''Dag:''' Among Lakewalkers, a woman invites a man back to her tent... \\
'''Fawn:''' Among farmers, the boy asks the girl... \\
'''Dag:''' Really... How much time do you think we've wasted here, Spark?
* Oddly gender-flipped in Creator/LMMontgomery's ''Literature/{{Anne of Green Gables}}'' series. Anne has such a warped, idealistic view of what love and romance is that she doesn't realize that there are half a dozen men waiting in line to marry her. Including her former enemy turned friend, Gilbert Blythe.
** Gilbert himself is also a ChickMagnet, but of the non-clueless kind. He's well aware at the start of the series all the girls in school want him, and he revels in it. At least until Anne breaks her slate over his head. Then he knows but doesn't care.
** Their son, Walter, is also a CluelessChickMagnet. He's a dark-hair, dreamy-eyed poet and really has no idea the girls want him.
* [[TheHero Derek]] of the web-novel ''Literature/{{Domina}}'' is continually blind to everyone's affections for him. Once, when two girls are having a heated argument over who gets his FirstKiss, he thinks they're screwing with him.
* [[VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]] is a ''lot'' more attractive to women (and one hermaphrodite[[note]]Who is explicitly said to be falling for him shortly after they first meet.[[/note]]), for all his bodily deformities, than he even begins to realize -- though his cousin Ivan surely does. He later begins griping that while he can find women to ''love'', none of them will ''marry'' him. And most of the women who fell for him did so without any real effort on his part. [[spoiler:Both times he does try, it doesn't go well. Elena married another man, and Ekaterin nearly kicked him out of her life entirely, since he did it dishonestly.]]
* Firestar from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' didn't know Sandstorm and Cinderpelt were in love with him until the latter tells him about the former. As Erin Hunter jokingly said: "Stupid man cat!"
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Percy is completely oblivious to any girl showing interest in him. Anytime things actually get moving, it's because the girls themselves have instigated it out of pure frustration. [[spoiler: Both Annabeth and Rachel kiss him first and Calypso has to borderlines propose.]] Let's just say Annabeth's nickname Seaweed Brain is well-earned sometimes.
** In the SequelSeries ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', he's improved enough to awkwardly [[spoiler: refuse Reyna's advances, (as he and Annabeth have finally got together), but upgrades to a clueless guy magnet concerning Nico's feelings.]]
* Darryl, the protagonist of ''Literature/HeartInHand''. When an attractive woman at a nightclub mentions that she's cold, talks about "wanting something to warm me up" and spills a drink over her top, his only reaction is to give his sweatshirt to her[[note]]yes, he wore a sweatshirt to a nightclub[[/note]].
* Ishmael from ''Literature/DontCallMeIshmael''. He doesn't think he's popular with girls, but by the end of the series quite a few girls have shown interest in him. He usually doesn't initiate contact with anyone, instead, some girls make moves on him.
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* [[{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''. He has more girls after him than you could count, but Chloe's long-time crush on him probably fits best, thanks to him being completely ObliviousToLove until Pete points out she's in love with him. [[spoiler:HarsherInHindsight when in ''Truth'' it is revealed Pete had a crush on Chloe.]]
* Simon Tam of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', who is too focused on his medical career (and later, helping his BrainwashedAndCrazy sister) to have much luck with the opposite sex (especially [[spoiler:[[WrenchWench Kaylee]], who has a crush on him from the beginning of the show]]). This leads to InVinoVeritas.
* [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon Cooper]] of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', who is [[AmbiguousDisorder unable to comprehend social niceties]] and [[SexIsBoring appears to have no interest in the opposite sex at all.]] And yet, has managed to pick up five girls [[EvenTheGuysWantHim and a guy]] so far. In one episode Leonard was distracted by some issues (Penny was spending time with a male classmate) and while talking to a pretty female grad student named Alex she tried to comfort him about the situation by saying girls likely flirt with him without him realizing it, with [[ShipTease her obviously flirting with him]]. He laughs off the notion.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** [[{{Adorkable}} Chandler]] lampshades this trope when he's transferred to Tulsa and his colleague unexpectedly tries to seduce him.
--->'''Chandler:''' Whoa-ho, back off, Missy!\\
'''Wendy:''' ...Missy?\\
'''Chandler:''' I don't know; I'm not used to girls making passes at me! ...Wait a minute... am I sexy in Oklahoma?\\
'''Wendy:''' You are to me...
** Being Chandler (genuinely not a chick magnet and totally crazy about his wife Monica), he instantly turns her down.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' turned out to be this trope in his own show. Justified because before meeting Buffy he spend one hundred years as drunk homeless guy and a century before that as soulless demon guy. And he doesn't have a reflection.
* Poor boy genius Spencer Reid of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' is like this. In one episode, he gets hit on and kissed by a movie star he is protecting, but writes it off as "transference". Later, while questioning witnesses to a crime, Hotch laments that they didn't get any information, but mentions that Reid was "propositioned by every prostitute we talked to".
--> '''Reid:''' ''[regarding his odd interests]'' Do you think that's why I can't get a date?\\
'''Elle:''' Have you ever asked a girl out?\\
'''Reid:''' ... no.\\
'''Elle:''' That's why you can't get a date.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
** This trope is PlayedWith in Season 2 with Blaine, the cute, openly gay prep school boy that Kurt has a crush on from minute one that he sees him. It's seems fairly clear that something's going to happen with them -- they go every where together, Blaine has Kurt's coffee order memorized, they sing an incredibly flirty duet of "Baby It's Cold Outside"... Only to find out that Blaine honestly had no clue that Kurt had a crush on him, has never had a boyfriend before, only really been on one date with a guy who was really just a friend which ended up with him being beaten up by some guys for daring to go on a date, and so, because of his inexperience, really doesn't know the signs of someone showing romantic interest in him. This cluelessness is finally subverted by hearing Kurt sing Blackbird by Music/TheBeatles while in mourning for a pet canary. ItMakesSenseInContext and is [[HeartwarmingMoment absolutely adorable!]]
** Taken to the next level with Coach Beiste, who has a huge crush on a college football recruiter but cannot fathom him being attracted to her. His many attempts to ask her out or otherwise show interest are completely rebuffed because she has no clue that's what they are.
* Stefan from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. Stefan attracted so much female attention when he first arrived at school but he was completely oblivious to all of the attention and brushed all of the girls off.
* Averted in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''; while Sherlock dismisses the idea of love, he is fully aware that women find him quite attractive, and was once shown flirting with Molly in order to manipulate her.
* [[TheHero Gentaro]] of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' seems pretty surprised when he has multiple girls express interest in taking him to their prom (he's in the year below them). Some of them were [[DatingCatwoman formerly Zodiarts, too.]] There's also [[LovableAlphaBitch Miu]], and in a later episode, [[StalkerWithACrush Yukina]]. Lampshaded with Yukina, who tells Gentaro that she wants to be more than friends. [[AllLovingHero Gentaro]] looks incredibly confused that anybody would reject ''friendship''. The only woman he's ever actually expressed interest in is Nadeshiko, who first appeared in his crossover movie with [[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO]], and she's explicitly his first love.
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* Gender-inverted in Music/{{Juniel}}'s "Pretty Boy" MV where the singer walks down the street, completely unaware that all these guys she's passed have fallen in love with her. A guy tries to glomp her but just goes right over her when she bends to pick up her lipstick, guys fight over the handkerchief that falls out of her bag and other guys (plus a little boy) have to be stopped from chasing her - and she notices none of it. However she ''is'' looking for love - just not with any of those guys, but with a PrettyBoy.
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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'''s Alexander is a gentlemanly TallDarkAndHandsome PrinceCharming, who is often described as good-looking or even [[PrettyBoy beautiful]], and frequently has women (even non-human ones) gushing over/flirting with him. But he reacts to the attention with genuine embarrassment, bewilderment, and/or self-depreciation, as while he recognizes their interest he doesn't understand ''why'', as he doesn't think he's anything special. ''And'' when he falls in love himself, he worries incessantly that the girl won't find him attractive/appealing.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}''
** Tatsuya Suou. The boy is absolutely ''oblivious'' to the affections of his childhood friend Lisa Silverman -- who he sees more as a ClingyJealousGirl. His cop brother's Katsuya not exempt from this, either. This even while they are both head over heels with [[CoolBigSis Maya]] [[IntrepidReporter Amano]]. WordOfGod confirms that his canon love interest is the very male Jun. It's part this, part he's simply not interested in Lisa like that.
** How dense is Katsuya? One time, on Valentine's Day, a female cop gave him some chocolate. In his capacity as an amateur chef, he spent a while telling her everything that was wrong with the chocolate, from texture to flavor, and asking why he was getting it, since it isn't his birthday.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda''
** When Link isn't depicted as a flat-out ChasteHero, he's sometimes depicted as being receptive of female attention but unable to detect any sort of romantic element in it (even though said element is painfully obvious to the player).
** Justified in the case of Ocarina of Time Link, since he's a kid. A kid who grew up with no adults around ''at all''. No parents, no nothing. Taken a little further in the manga version, where Ruto outright proposes to him and he doesn't know what 'engagement' means. And he never really got the chance to learn about romance when he got older, given that he was in stasis..
** So far, the only real subversion is the Link of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' who, while still a HeroicMime, seems to have a much closer and personal relationship with Zelda than any other Link has had with any girl. Rescuing Zelda is his main goal rather than just saving the world.
* ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'': Ryo Hazuki blows all other competition out of the water in this regard. He could practically receive a concussion from all the girls beating him over the head with their attraction to him, and he just. Doesn't. Get it. [[ChasteHero Nor does he]] [[CelibateHero even give a damn]] [[YouKilledMyFather in the first place.]]
* [[TheHero Cloud Strife]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', over the course of the game, earns the affections of [[GirlNextDoor Tifa]], [[MysteriousWaif Aerith]], [[PluckyGirl Yuffie]], [[MauveShirt Jessie]] and [[PrecociousCrush Priscilla]]. He never clues in that it's ''possible'' that he may very well be a hit with the ladies.
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* From ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' we have Miles Edgeworth, the handsome, smart, rich man who has many ''many'' girls falling for his charms and class... that he is completely unaware of. Even Maya comments on it at one point. Sadly, the only woman he does notice is the rather horrifying, age unknown, Wendy Oldbag. He has to refrain from bolting from the courthouse whenever she's a witness and absolutely loathes the nickname 'Edgey-Poo' that she's given him. Poor guy...
--> '''Edgeworth:''' D-do I really inspire this sort of frothing desire from the female masses?
* Emiya Shirou from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has this in spades. By the time ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' rolls around, he has [[LadyOfWar Saber]], [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]], [[ShrinkingViolet Sakura]], Rider, [[SugarAndIcePersonality Caren]], Ilya, [[HoYay Issei]], the entirety of the Archery Club, the 3 gossip girls from the school and arguably even [[CloudcuckooLander Taiga]].
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Moloch possibly has some excuse in that he wasn't this trope before he TookALevelInBadass as Agatha's head minion, and indeed had a hopeless crush on one of the three women now interested in him, but he still misses some obvious clues.
* Gary, one of the protagonists of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', is completely clueless about the effects that he increasingly has on women as the comic continues. This is nominally justified by his unhappy and repressive religious upbringing, but mostly it's just because he's an oblivious (but {{adorkable}}) geek who gains a peculiar but justified reputation as an oral sex master. The whole thing was maybe turned UpToEleven when a rather scary {{dominatrix}} provisionally identified him as "the perfect sub".
* Vinnie, the werewolf from ''Webcomic/{{Skins}}''. [[http://lj-phillips.deviantart.com/art/Under-My-Skin-3-And-The-Madness-Continues-372455850 Rabbit's extremely hot sister is clearly still in love with him]] (even throwing herself onto him and kissing him passionately when they meet for the first time in years) but he dismisses it as her simply being happy to see him alive.
* Jake English from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has several girls (and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim one guy]]) who are interested in him. His level of cluelessness is zigzagged, but most of the time, he is [[CaptainOblivious cringeworthily oblivious to other people's feelings]]. And because this is Homestuck, this trope is repeatedly lampshaded.
* David from ''Webcomic/OwMySanity'' is a variation of this. He is ''completely'' unfamiliar with the dating scene and implied to have zero experience in this field. Yet, wherever he goes, he attracts romantic attention--just never from human women. First he gains the interest of an EldritchAbomination who takes the form of a pretty, Arabic woman after ''eating all David's flatmates''... it goes downhill from there.
* Elliot from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' had gained the affection of several girls all without him realising it. Ellen has this to say about her brother:
-->'''Ellen:''' I'm betting the day Elliot actually ''tries'' to attract women [[JustForFun/RulesOfAnime will be the day that they collectively lose interest in him]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'': Although in his youth, he was a bit of a Casanova, now he seems to have eyes only for his girlfriend, Daisy. But, in one cartoon, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCC5QBy_jtg "Double Date Don"]], Daisy's neighbor Clara Cluck falls in love with him, with him mostly trying to fend her off and finish building Daisy a brick wall. This seems to happen in a few other cartoons as well. And in the comics, especially ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'' and ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' (more prominently in [=PK2=]), Agent Kay K and his friend's love interest, Stella, from their respective comic both flirt with him a little or praise him. And he doesn't quite know what to do with the attention.
* Double D from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. While he is aware of the crushes Marie and Sarah has on him, he remains clueless that he attracts so many girls, both in- and outside their universe.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Although he occasionally plays the role of a {{Kidanova}}, Bart Simpson is usually surprisingly clueless about the effect he seems to have on girls, some of which are [[CakeEater quite a few years older than him]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' the episode where the introduce Aqualad, Raven and Starfire are instantly smitten. Aqualad doesn't notice until the very end of the episode, and quite frankly, those two scare him.
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