He has the looks, the charm AND the talent…why wouldn’t Patrick Swayze be our ideal man?!


Firstly, he’s a triple threat, meaning he can sing, dance AND act. There can’t be many women who haven’t fallen in love with Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing…


Along with all his raw masculinity, he was also totally in touch with his emotions and had a real sensitive side. Apparently he won the role of ‘Sam’ in ‘Ghost’ because the film’s writer saw an interview during which Patrick burst into tears when his father was mentioned… (our hearts just broke a little bit)


He was SO sexy! Hitting the dance floor with ‘Baby’ in ‘Dirty Dancing’ or making pots with Demi in ‘Ghost’, he made us go weak at the knees more than once. The man himself admitted that filming that infamous pottery scenes in ‘Ghost’ was one of the most intense scenes he ever did. He recalled in his autobiography: “It was pretty sexy playing in all that clay, so all we had to do was go with it, let our imaginations run wild, and then touch each other’s arms for the sparks to fly.”

He was athletic and knew how to stick up for himself! Despite an injury bringing his football career to a swift end in high-school, Swayze stayed in great shape throughout his life.


The perfect man isn’t just charming and good looking (although that certainly helps A LOT) but Patrick was also a loyal and devoted husband. He married his high school sweetheart Lisa Niemi in 1975, and they were together for 30 years until the day he died.


He was a champion of the arts and self expression… [swoon]


He is, quite literally, Prince Charming. Did you know that his first professional appearance was as a dancer, playing ‘Prince Charming’ in a Disney Parade?


We love a cheeky, naughty streak in our men and Patrick certainly had that! He was an infamous prankster, always playing tricks on the director and cast of his films. On the set of ‘Red Dawn’ he used to put mini explosives in the bathroom to surprise director John Milius.


Finally, who wouldn’t love a man that was as ruggedly handsome as this…?!