Daenerys Targaryen has got a pretty great track record of dating really hot dudes. From her first husband, Khal Drogo, to her latest incest tinged conquest in Jon Snow, Khaleesi seems to attract a fairly handsome and valiant crowd of eligible men. Some of them were tall, dashing and fearless knights/kings/loyal servants are more desirable as husbands and dragon step-fathers than others, and others should be avoided altogether.
Have a look at Dany’s boyfriends ranking best to worst.
- HIZDAHR ZO LORAQ, REBOUND
It’s pretty easy to put Hizdahr zo Loraq in the last place as he’s fairly forgettable. In addition being an arranged match, Dany never really expressed any attraction to the man, so poor old Hizdahr got the chop quick smart.
- DAARIO NAHARIS, SIDE PIECE
Dany did enjoy a pretty passionate relationship with Daario for a while. Between their iconic sex scene and their cute banter, Daario provided some easy, commitment-less and consensual entertainment for Dany. Unfortunately, he did get a little obsessive and possessive, so the Queen had to kick him to the curb.
- SER JORAH MORMONT, ERRAND BOY
Jorah and his Khaleesi’s relationship was pretty one-sided, even though Jorah is head-over-heels for the Queen, Dany has always been quite cool on him. That being said, there is a bond between them that has been strengthened by Jorah throwing himself in front of danger and sacrificing himself for her. And, although it might not be the real love for Dany, there is some genuine affection, as evidenced by the ‘Return to me’ line she threw him in season six.
- JON SNOW, KING IN THE NORTH
Dany and Jon’s divisive romance is only in its very beginnings, but we think shirtless hand-holding counts as a firm step towards blinking later. Being in its early stages, and being controversial in nature, Jon and Daenerys’ future-relationship is not exactly certain, but their few sweet scenes in season seven are leading us to believe that they have a bright—if not a little gross—future.
- KHAL DROGO, KHAL OF THE GREAT GRASS SEA
As far as significant others go, Khal Drogo is probably the most significant. Although Drogo and Dany got off to a rough start, the relationship between them at the time of his passing was consensual, powerful and real. Despite going into their marriage not thinking very much of Dany, Drogo comes to love and respect her, even going so far as to promise to win her a crown.
Add in the fact that Drogo was the father of her cute baby, Rhaego, and the fact that Dany is still pained by his death so many years after, and you’ve got yourself some soulmate-level shit.