When Rory first began her beautiful yet incredibly short relationship with Jess, we all thought that he was the one. Rory! Listen to us! Jess is perfect for you! But how did we come to that conclusion? The man who actually played Jess, Milo Ventimiglia, just shared his theory on what makes Jess so dreamy.

Can our obsession be written off so simply? There has to be a more complex explanation, right?

On second thought, Ventimiglia might be right. Just look at those tousled locks — and that leather! And you know there’s some classic literature hidden in those jeans somewhere.

Right, but like come on. The bad boy is the most likable trope out there. Look at James Dean! We love rebels without causes!

From playing Jess, Ventimiglia has gained some valuable insight into wooing a woman.


From the female perspective, wooing requires ~a little~ more than just those three things. But hey, what a great place to start.