I read through your article. I understand what you’re trying to say. But sometimes you can’t help but fall for an MPDG. You’ve experienced that yourself. I also understand that a person can’t be quirky or fun all the time, but even if they are quirky and fun for 50% of the time it’s still ok.
It’s like you said, we want to believe in the fantasy that we’ll be rescued from our sad lives. That’s the charm of the MPDG. A fantasy.