1. Captain Frederick Wentworth, Jane Austen's Persuasion
2. Tristran Thorn, Neil Gaiman's Stardust
3. Jake Barnes, Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises
I love Captain Wentworth for his very human responses to the complications of true love, and for his eternal devotedness to his Anne, and for his remarkable letter-writing abilities.
I love Tristran Thorn for his general bumbling-ness, and for his mortal/Lord of Stormhold mix, and for his ability to finally see the shimmer of love accompanying him.
I love Jake Barnes for his devout affection, and for his ex-pat cynicism, and for his "isn't it pretty to think so" attitude.
All good men, I assure you.