->''"Young and Useless, Restless and Wild,"''
->''"We're wasting away, but we do it in style,"''

A Canadian animated tv series created by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, It tells the story of Mark Dexler, a guy looking for love in all the wrong places (and usually the strange places too).

'''Mark's friends are:'''
* VJ Mendhi: BollywoodNerd and eternal virgin.
* Woody Jenkins: Mark's BlackBestFriend. He... ReallyGetsAround
* Sam Goldman: Snarky TokenGirl with Sociopathic tendencies

The series started in 2009. Can be seen on Teletoon at Night and [[http://www.hulu.com/the-dating-guy Hulu]]. Here's the [[http://datingguy.com/ website]]. Warning: NSFW.
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!!''TheDatingGuy'' provides examples of:
* TheAlcoholic - While all of the characters on the show are heavy drinkers, [[TeamPet Zorro]], VJ's raccoon, takes the cake.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys - Ginger, one of Mark's girlfriends, becomes more interested when he gets involved in a gang war.
** Inverted, though, with VJ's girlfriend Lily, who became interested in her date when she saw his sensitive side.
* AllMenArePerverts and AllWomenAreLustful - Including a dying boy, who exploits a scheme Sam hatches to touch her breasts.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter - For VJ, this is his cousin, Sanjamar, who is rich, attractive, and gets many women.
* TheAntiChrist - Sam thinks her date's son is him. As it turns out, he just didn't take his Ritalin.
* ArrangedMarriage and CitizenshipMarriage - Both shown in the episode "Deranged Marriage"
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking - To convince a doctor he is insane, Anderson mentions a slew of crazy jobs he has. And that he also worked for one week in Gap Kids.
* AnythingThatMoves - While, for the most part, the group dates and does normal people, sometimes things can get...bizarre. At one point, Mark comments being turned on by a pack of wolves.
* {{Atlantis}} - Russell Peters recruits the group in an attempt to find it.
* BadBoss - Denise routinely comes on to both Mark and Bryce (the latter of which she actually had sex with), Bryce, while not Mark's actual boss, is an authority figure and actively enjoys humiliating him and VJ, taking a picture of VJ with a golf-putting device on his genitals just to drive up his Facebook traffic.
* BaldOfEvil - Discussed by Sam and Woody when her date, Carl, is bald. According to Woody, all bald men are evil.
* BankRobbery - Bonnie does one. The plot of "Bonnie and Mark" deals with the escapade after the robbery.
* TheBartender - Both Woody and Celia, although Woody goes on his own adventures. The life of one is discussed by Mark and Woody in "Brother from Another Tanning Booth."
* BatmanGambit - Connie, a weathergirl fired from her position due to a blunder by Mark, engineers one on him. [[spoiler: It works.]]
* {{Beastess}} - Rhonda, a she-wolf. [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex Mark still does her.]]
* BettyAndVeronica - Mark dates Shari, who is intellectual and witty, and her puppet Malory, who is foul-mouthed, makes sexual jokes, and is downright rude to Sam and Anderson. Mark considers Malory real, not interested in Shari at all unless Malory is a part of it.
* BigEater - Vince's superior officer is always seen eating.
* BiTheWay - Woody is shown actively chasing girls, but he makes a comment about having a number of sugar daddies.
** Mark also brings a condom when he's up for promotion; he'll do ''anything'' for his boss Brian Booyah.
** Vince comments that his male superior officer has a sweet ass.
** Captain Steiner
* BillyNeedsAnOrgan - [[HospitalHottie Marie-Claire]], one of Mark's dates, promises him sex in exchange for a kidney to save her brother.
** It is strongly implied that during their jailbreak from a prison in the Philippines, Mark Woody and V.J. [[ComedicSociopathy murder (or at the very least cut open) another escaping prisoner]] to [[OrganTheft steal one of his kidneys]].
* BlondesAreEvil - Some of Mark's GirlOfTheWeek's are more evil than others, and, lo and behold, they are blonde. This includes Bonnie (a bank robber), Brie (who commits an insurance scam with her family), Connie (who humiliates Mark on national television) Diana (a gold digger) and Charity (who cheats the boys out of a car). Not all blondes are evil, like Cherry Sundae, or Astrid and Annika.
* BlondGuysAreEvil - Bryce.
* BoyMeetsGhoul - The HalloweenEpisode "There's Something About Amelia" has Mark dating a Werewolf.
** In another episode, both Woody and Denise have a booty call with ghosts.
* CampGay - Steve Manflesh, a RecurringExtra.
* CasualDangerDialogue - Bonnie engages in this when with Mark while she's bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest.
* ChristmasCake - Denise.
* ChurchMilitant - Mark's former girlfriend Gina, who is a [[IncrediblyLamePun nun-ja.]]
* ConMan - Anderson is one by profession, although Sam also likes to engage in cons herself.
** [[spoiler: An Irish "leprachaun" and his hot daughter, Fiona, are ones.]]
* ConjoinedTwins - An opposite sex pair, actually, Derek and Donna, who become interested in Sam and VJ when they are glued together. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they were unknowingly joined together by their father, who had a sick sense of humor and died from a heart attack before he could tell them.]]
* ADateWithRosiePalms - VJ, constantly.
* DeadpanSnarker - Ursula and Bryce. Sam also has her moments.
* DirtyCop - Mark dates one in "Really Bad Lieutenant."
* DumbBlonde - A GirlOfTheWeek, Cherry Sundae, is a porn star who's saving herself for the right guy (outside of work, of course)
* EmbarrassingFirstName - VJ's first name, Vajeena.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep - Falafel Guy. Parodied in one episode where a name was actually given, but no one called him that.
* EvilLuddite: The anti-technology amish terrorists.
* {{Expy}} - A GirlOfTheWeek, Charity, is a rather obvious one of [[TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy Duke]]
** Another girl, Lila, is one of [[AustinPowers Foxxy Cleopatra.]]
** Freida is one of artist Freida Kahlo.
* EyepatchofPower - A GirlOfTheWeek, Monica, who is a German spy, sports one.
* FieryRedhead - Sam is one, as are a few GirlOfTheWeek, like Fiona.
* FishOutOfWater - Rina, VJ's finance from an arranged marriage, who is "an illiterate from a pissant village", who draws water from an airplane bathroom. She eventually adapts after hooking up with VJ's cousin, leaving him at the altar.
* FourEyesZeroSoul - Bryce.
* FriendsWithBenefits - Sam and Anderson's relationship.
* GirlOfTheWeek - At least one new one a week, sometimes a guy instead for Sam. [[WeirdnessMagnet Each one is exceedingly quirky.]] Only [[UpperClassTwit Brie]] shows up more than once, although others can be seen in cameos.
* GoodAngelBadAngel - When Mark thinks Lila is crazy, little versions of Woody and VJ appear on his shoulder. Woody tells Mark to sleep with her, and VJ says he'd sleep with her if she was a glue-huffing troll.
* GoingCommando - Connie, a weathergirl and one of Mark's dates, has to do this when Mark (unbeknowst to her), steals her panties. A strong gust of wind causes her to flash her audience. After this happens, though, she doesn't put any more panties on, continuing to flash her audience.
* GoldDigger - Diana, who is only interested in Mark if he has a yacht.
* HandsomeLech - Anderson and Woody
* HookerWithAHeartofGold - Marie-Claire. She offers sex to Mark in exchange for a kidney transplant to save her little brother Gene. Gene is legitimately dying and Marie-Claire does live up to her end of the bargain.
* HostageSituation - A few of these came up.
* HotScientist - Roberta, one of Woody's GirlOfTheWeek.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame - One of Mark's GirlOfTheWeek's father does this in the episode "Beaver Fever", if he can survive, Mark gets to do the nasty with his daughter, if not he'll cut off his pinky finger.
* HeyItsThatVoice - Ursula is [[{{Grossology}} Abby Archer,]] Captain Steiner is the animated [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Cranky Kong]] and Steve Manflesh is [[WesternAnimation/YinYangYo Carl the evil cockroach wizard]]
** Plus guest starring RussellPeters!
** [[DealOrNoDeal Howie Mandel]] is Mark's boss Brian Booyah.
* InnocentInnuendo - There are two white-trash, slutty girls who, when Woody asks if he's seen them before, tells him he saw their video: Two Girls, One Cup (a pornographic film). However, their version is actually the two girls dropping sugar cubes into a single cup of tea and the both of the them drinking it. The trope becomes subverted when, in the second scene, they do a gang-bang with a pack of jealous wolves.
* InternalAffairs - Vince is one of these cops. The person he investigates, Valerie is horribly corrupt and it's treated like a good thing, so not played like the normal InternalAffairs member.
* TheInternetIsForPorn: VJ watches so much internet porn that he eventually discovers that ''he watched all the porn on the internet.'' A sexy computer voice congratulates him on finishing the internet and his computer shuts down for good.
* {{Jerkass}} - Bryce
* LaserGuidedKarma - Charity, a GirlOfTheWeek uses her feminine wiles to cheat Mark, VJ, and Vikram out of a car, then backs out of her promises and drives away in the car...promptly getting into a car accident.
* LovableSexManiac - Pretty much all of the characters in the show.
* MaleFrontalNudity - Happens to Mark when he gets an edible suit wet on camera. Lampshaded by his boss.
* NoIndoorVoice - Not all the time, but Vince is constantly on edge and speaks in a loud term when he talks about the day-to-day hell of police life.
* MermaidProblem - VJ had sex with a mermaid, but he didn't wonder how it happened until after the fact.
* MrsRobinson - Denise
* NightmareFetishist - Sam, who becomes increasingly turned on when Vince mentions some of the disgusting things he'd seen as a police officer.
* {{Ninja}} - Shoji.
* NotWhatItLooksLike - Denise walks in on Bryce and VJ seemingly having sex on the former's desk. Bryce is actually getting a putting device off of VJ's penis that is stuck.
* OlderThanTheyLook - Ursula does look JailBait
** As does GirlOfTheWeek [[Creator/AlysonCourt Brie.]]
* OnlySaneMan - Possibly Celia, Woody's bartending partner. Her weirdest feature is that she thinks coffee is evil.
** It's a bit weirder that she's a Mormon working in a bar.
* OnlySixFaces - Sam poses as [[BritishRockStar Danica Morris.]] No one notices.
* PapaWolf - The unnamed merman is one for his underage daughter whom VJ beds.
* ProductPlacement - Once an episode, Doctor Love is either mentioned or on a billboard.
* PsychicPowers - Archangel. Magically made drinks appear, tricked a robber with illusions, and read Sam's mind to figure out her childhood dream was to have Slinkies for arms. Works incredibly, except when he gets [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Illusionial dysfunction.]]
* RepetitiveName - Anderson Anderson.
* RobotGirl - Russell Peters has one, Nautica, on his submarine.
* RunningGag - At one point, a shoe salesman is shot with a tranquilizer dart three times in quick succession.
** This show loves having running gags, but one of the biggest ones is one of the background guys always gets hurt in a brutal fashion.
* SafeWord - "Gooseketeer" is the one Sam and Vince use when out looking for a serial killer.
* ScarfOfAsskicking - Bonnie sports one.
* SensualSlavs - Monica.
* SexyStewardess - Astrid and Anika, introduced as "Smoking Hot Swedish Flight Attendants."
* ShrinkRay - [[HotScientist Roberta]] uses one on Woody, Anderson, and Jeff, the Felafel guy.
* ShoutOut - In "Woodyplicity", there's several shoutouts to TheDukesOfHazzard
** One episode is a huge one of Series/TwentyFour.
** Another episode has Woody lament the cancellation of GilmoreGirls.
* StageMagician - Sam's date Archangel, master illusionist.
* Stripperiffic - Monica, whose outfit consists of a coat with only one button fastened.
* TallDarkandHandsome - Handsome Tony
* TeamPet - Zorro, VJ's pet raccoon
** Also an instance of research failure, as raccoons are illegal to keep as pets in the city of Toronto.
* ThoseWackyNazis - Captain Steiner
* TruthSerum - Lila attempts to use one on Mark, but accidentally stabs herself with it.
* UpperClassTwit - The Buxtons
* WeirdnessMagnet - Most of the girls Mark goes out with usually have some sort of quirk. Perhaps the only exception is [[ButNotTooBlack Janey.]]
* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt - Woody constantly, in the episode "Brother From Another Tanning Booth" Mark and Woody change “colour” when they each get their skin lightened/darkened, black Mark proves this.
* WithFriendsLikeThese
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs - Anderson changes jobs on a regular basis. Part of it has to do with him being a ConMan, but others seem to be legitimate businesses he changes in a few days.
* WhyIsntItAttacking - Played for laughs when Sam attempts to get a suspected serial killer to murder her, as he only murders extremely good-looking women.
* ZanyScheme - It's a rare episode when Sam isn't either hatching or roped into one. Almost assured if Anderson shows up.
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