There’s a reason Mr. Darcy is Jane Austen’s most famous gentleman: Unlike the majority of fictional dreamboats, Mr. Darcy is perfectly imperfect. He’s socially awkward, arrogant, and terrible at being romantic. But he does do one thing right: He picks his life partner based on personality and brains rather than looks and fortune. That’s right; we love Mr. Darcy because he’s the kind of guy who falls in love with girls like us — Elizabeths rather than Miss Bingleys.
So for the Elizabeths of the world, here are 24 things only true fans of Mr. Darcy will understand.