Now that we’ve explored how the Friends universe differs from our own in mind-boggling ways, the next obvious questions to ask are ‘who do all the Friends characters date?’, and ‘which Friends character dates the most?’. After weeks of painstaking research with precision instruments, science finally has an answer.
It might surprise you that womaniser Joey, although the most dateable out of the guys, does not go on dates with as many people as Monica and Rachel do in season one of Friends.
I wouldn’t have thought that Monica dated the most people, although she does want a husband and a baby so I guess it makes sense.
Note that this ranking is based on who dates the most people and is not based on how many dates they go on or on the longevity, seriousness or intensity of the relationship. It only includes characters who are seen on screen and who dated during season one. So, for example, it doesn’t include Ross dating Carol, because that happened before the series began.
I will continue this culturally important endeavour in the coming seasons, to see if the ranking changes over time. My research grant is surely in the post.
Did this surprise you? And which of the Friends’ partners was your favourite?