Nothing has done more to define the Old West in the popular imagination than Hollywood. Westerns were among the first action and adventure movies. Westerns were among the first period piece films. Westerns are about the mythology of modern America as surely as any story told here, and part of that is the role of men in Westerns. Men in Westerns can be good. Men can be evil. Men can be "ugly". In the Western genre, men are in constant competition with each other, unless they're old, in which case they are likely either atoning for their sins, or trying to "live quietly" somewhere.
The Western movie stars have become inseparable from their characters, and some part of us wishes they were the men they played in the movies. Their characters always have virtues, but also nearly always have terrible flaws. This combination of characteristics makes these characters feel human and relatable. Of course, these are fictional characters we're imagining, not the real men who played them. Would you really want to be a friend of Angel Eyes or Doc Holliday?
So, with one eye on the real actors and one eye on the fictional characters, which Western movie star is the romantic partner for you?