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[[caption-width-right:232:[-There's a third woman interested in him, too.-] ]]

->'''Leonard:''' ''[regarding girls flirting with him]'' Trust me, it doesn't [happen].\\
'''Alex:''' You sure? You're cute. You're funny. Maybe you're getting hit on and you don't even know it.\\
'''Leonard:''' Really?\\
'''Alex:''' Yep, pretty sure. ''[gives him the Puppy Dog Eyes]''\\
'''Leonard:''' ''[ponders it for a moment]'' Hahahaha, I have to get back to work, thanks for listening.\\
'''Alex:''' No problem.\\
'''Leonard:''' Hope no girls rip my clothes off on the way! ''[leaves in laughter]''
-->-- ''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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* CluelessChickMagnet/AnimeAndManga
* CluelessChickMagnet/LiveActionTV
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* 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.
* ''ComicBook/{{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 [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]]
* The [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Black]] [[ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13 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:Comic Strips]]
* Charlie Brown from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. Difficult as it is to believe, he is the object of affection for many of the strip's female characters, and a few more girls in the TV specials too. Unfortunately for him, he is completely oblivious to it due to his lack of self-confidence and his own hopeless crush on the Little Red-Haired Girl. Despite the girls swooning over him, he laments his inability to understand them. The affection gained by Royette, great-granddaughter of [[Film/TheNatural Roy Hobbs]], actually [[spoiler:led her to ''give'' him those two game-winning home runs in 1993. Or so she claimed. When he told her that Hobbes was a fictional character she... [[WasItAllALie didn't take it well]].]]
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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 changed over the story, though. He accidentally got a hint Asuka was throwing herself 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 mares' 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.
** This is taken to it's logical conclusion when Godzilla Junior gets plopped into the middle of the [[LadyLand Mermare capital]], where he is the only male for miles. Naturally, just about every mermare (with the exception of [[StraightGay his escort]]) wants a piece of him and aren't afraid to let him know. [[UpToEleven Even the queen of the mermares is interested!]] However, given this is [[OblivioustoLove Godzilla]], he doesn't understand their strange behavior around him and [[HilarityEnsues unintentionally manages to cause much accidental humor in the process]]. Somewhat [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] however, in that he's gotten better at understanding the idea of romance, he's just still not very good at picking up romantically oriented cues. Also the queen is at least aware of his interest in another and doesn't want to interfere, although she's not against trying to woo him if his interest changes...
* 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.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Shinji is a really thick and oblivious chick magnet. In a scene he's watching Rei trying to talk Asuka into sharing him… and he thinks that they can’t possibly want a threesome with him.
-->'''Asuka:''' And I'm not sharing my boyfriend with you!\\
'''Touji:''' Damn, Shinji, a lot of guys would kill for a deal like that,\\
'''Shinji:''' I'm sure they weren't actually talking about sharing me.\\
'''Rei:''' We were,
* Shinji in ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' doesn't get that he is amongst the popular boys of his class because he has quite the "cute factor" with the girls, being TallDarkAndHandsome as well as having InnocentBlueEyes. His old subconscious belief that everyone hates him still makes him paranoid.
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': Shinji drew women wherever he went... and he had absolutely no idea about it. He was genuinely shocked and surprised when Rei gave him chocolates and when Hikari told him that Asuka was in love with him because he was completely oblivious to their feelings and to the hints Asuka constantly dropped.
* A running gag in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/246808/sunny-moonie-twily Sunny, Moonie, Twily]]'' is the existence of a support group for stallions [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer and mares]] unwittingly rejected by Twilight Sparkle. Apparently she takes all flirting literally, and nobody has ever successfully managed to ask her out before she mistakenly assumes they're there for her LovableSexManiac roommate. The one pony that ''was'' going to ask her directly was preemptively recruited into the group on the assumption that he ''would'' have been rejected, much to his frustration. And then it turns out there's ''another'' group for those unwittingly rejected by Sunset Shimmer...
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', 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.
* The title character in the Australian film ''Film/AlvinPurple'' and its sequels is a quintessential example of this trope. The opening scene has him being chased across UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} by a group of hysterical fangirls, and it all goes downhill from there.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'':
** Anne is a rare gender-flipped example. Due to some self-esteem issues (at least half of which revolve around her loathed red hair) and an obsession with romance novels, Anne is completely oblivious to the feelings of her male peers. [[UnwantedHarem By her late teens, she is fending off marriage proposals left and right--much to her surprise.]]
** Gil himself is a ChickMagnet, but unlike Anne, he is well aware of it.
** Their son, Walter, is also a CluelessChickMagnet. He's a dark-haired, dreamy-eyed poet and really has no idea the girls want him.
* ''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.
* [[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.
* 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.
* 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]].
* Harry has a bit of this in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. He's confused by how popular the Gryffindor Quidditch team has gotten, and Hermione has to exasperatedly point out that people are only signing up because he's the captain and has become much more popular and attractive since the events of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the last book]].
-->'''Hermione:''' You've never been more popular or, frankly, fanciable.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Percy is completely oblivious to any girl showing interest in him. Any time 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 borderline 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.]]
* ''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.
* ''Literature/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?
* Miles Vorkosigan from ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' 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!"
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[[folder:Music]]
* 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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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[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.
* Kaze from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', according to his support conversations. Several of them feature him getting saddled with gifts from random women, and he's ''completely baffled'' each time. Corrin even hangs a bit of a lampshade on it in their supports.
** [[HypocriticalHumor That's rather funny, given that]] Corrin himself is one! His best friend Azura, his maid Felicia, Hinoka, Sakura, Camilla, ''and'' Rhajat are all either suggested to or outright stated to have felt some sort of attraction to him before the possible RelationshipUpgrade. Sure, the first four don't really make any moves, but Camilla and Rhajat are ''very'' obvious about their interest in him.
* ''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/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 ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime 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/{{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]].
** 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/{{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.]]
* Since ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' will be a 10-week long game with a new rival each week, this means that Senpai has, completely by accident, managed to attract the attentions of 11 different girls. And WordOfGod is that {{Removing The Rival}}s by setting them up with other students will have him come to believe he's ''just not attractive''.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* 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 [[AbhorrentAdmirer 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'' is one dense lady-magnet. By the time ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' rolls around, he has [[LadyOfWar Saber]], [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]], [[ShrinkingViolet Sakura]], Rider, [[SugarAndIcePersonality Caren]], [[TokenMiniMoe Illya]], [[HoYay Issei]], the entirety of the Archery Club, the 3 gossip girls from the school and arguably even [[CloudcuckooLander Taiga]]. Despite finding many of these girls attractive, it rarely occurs to him that any might feel the same way about him, such that Rin and Sakura have an especially hard time getting him to notice their feelings in their respective routes.
* Makoto in ''VisualNovel/ShinyDays'' is truly dense, being the most popular guy in school yet failing to realize that anyone likes him at all. He's quite capable of seducing his friends, their sisters, mothers and complete strangers in a single conversation yet he only catches on once when someone likes him, and only then because she kissed him and already assumed she was dating him.
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[[folder: Webcomic]]
* 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]].
* 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. From his own words, he never got the chance to be around attractive ladies before. His childhood was on a farm, soldiering in adulthood, and being a prisoner of an insane castle at his introduction. He's got neither the experience or the time to think about romance in Castle Heterodyne.
* 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.
* 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".
** The writers clearly like this character gag. In {{spinoff}} comic ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', we get swimming instructor Andy, who never notices how much attention he's getting from women (and some men) until he becomes boyfriend to TheIngenue Ruby....
** ... In the second {{spinoff}} ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'', there's virginal teenager Alex, who fails to notice the interest shown by his childhood friend Marie, doesn't know that he's being targeted for a threesome by Marie's friend Ingrid, is just confused when trainee model Sandra keeps ending up naked in his presence for good plot reasons, and has his brain scrambled by the seduction attempts of Eloise, another model.
* 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.
* 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.
* Elan of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. He has an 18 in Charisma (the highest you can naturally get), but, due to his happy-go-lucky, childlike nature, he doesn't notice Haley's crush on him (even Belkar, with a notoriously bad Spot skill, notices). This is taken to extremes when Haley receives ''actual brain damage'' in keeping the secret from him (damage that is reversible); the damage causes her to spend an entire book (roughly 200 strips) speaking in a code requiring letter replacement to decipher (the code changes with different strips) - which no one does.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' asserts that ''all'' guys are like this in "Dawn of the Commercials", coupled with NoGuyWantsToBeChased. Any time a woman expresses overt interest in a man, they won't pick up on it - exemplified by [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Wicked Witch]] hitting on one of her minions, then the Critic, and finally [[spoiler: Mark, from ''Film/TheRoom'', who took this trope UpToEleven in that movie, but tells her off for sexual harassment]]. Bonus points for her going so far as asking DoYouWantToCopulate with none of them picking up on it.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''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 have 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]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': In the episode where Aqualad's introduced, Raven and Starfire are instantly smitten. Aqualad doesn't notice until the very end of the episode, and quite frankly, those two scare him.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Being made out of two children, Stevonnie is never aware why people seem to be so interested in them.
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