While most fans of Spider-Man may only be aware of a couple of his most memorable girlfriends over the years, they might be surprised to learn that Peter Parker is actually quite the active dater when he's not married or dedicating his free time to web-slinging and crime-fighting as a friendly neighborhood superhero.

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Peter's love interests and romances don't always reach their normal conclusion or last past a few dates if his life as Spider-Man gets in the way, though that hasn't stopped the character from trying to find the right woman in his life in both his civilian and superhero identities.

13 Betty Brant - Amazing Spider-Man #9 (1964)

The first love of Peter Parker's life debuted in Amazing Spider-Man #4 as J. Jonah Jameson's assistant and future reporter Betty Brant, and the two quickly began to notice each other despite Peter's young age.

Their friendship started immediately though they began to explore the romantic attraction in Amazing Spider-Man #9, leading to Peter asking Betty to his high school prom. However, Peter's attraction to his classmate Liz Allen and the arrival of another beautiful but mysterious woman in his life eventually led to a strictly platonic friendship with Betty.

12 Mary Jane Watson - Amazing Spider-Man #43 (1966)

Mary Jane Watson debuted in Amazing Spider-Man #25, though her face was hidden until her full appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #42 when she arrived for a dreaded blind date set up by Peter's Aunt May and MJ's Aunt Anna. Of course, Peter had unknowingly "hit the jackpot" and they began to see each other in the next issue.

MJ's lifestyle was initially a bit too much for Peter and they stopped seeing each other, though they would find each other again and get married in 1987's The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21. One More Day later erased their marriage, but the couple has recently reunited.

11 Gwen Stacy - Amazing Spider-Man #53 (1967)

When Peter first met Gwen Stacy in Amazing Spider-Man #31, they weren't exactly fond of each other and were interested in other people, though as Gwen's character began to develop they began to find similar interests.

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Peter and Gwen first began to see each other in Amazing Spider-Man #53 when they attended a scientific demonstration together. Their relationship continued to grow and they prepared for a long life together until Gwen was tragically killed in battle with the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man #121.

10 Cissy Ironwood - Marvel Team-Up #80 (1979)

One of Peter's oft-forgotten and short-lived romances was with Priscilla "Cissy" Ironwood, who first appeared in Marvel Team-Up #80 as Peter and Cissy enjoyed a successful date night attending a play that was interrupted by a werewolf (later revealed to be Doctor Strange).

Her scientist father would later appear in Marvel Team-Up Annual #2 after he and his daughter were kidnapped by a former soviet general. Cissy and Peter would go on a couple of dates during their relationship, though Cissy seemed to fizzle on Peter and his busy lifestyle, and she was quickly replaced by his new flirtatious friend Glory Grant.

9 Debra Whitman - Spectacular Spider-Man #46 (1980)

The character of Debra Whitman first appeared in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #196, though she began to appear more frequently in Spectacular Spider-Man where she and Peter began to date after issue #46. While their romance was brief, Deb was even adapted to TV in the 90s for Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

Unfortunately, Whitman's tragic past with an abusive husband along with growing mental instability and suspicions about Spider-Man's identity ultimately led to their break-up and caused her to leave New York. After Civil War revealed Peter's secret identity she even revealed an exaggerated "tell-all" book about their relationship.

8 Felicia Hardy/Black Cat - Spectacular Spider-Man #76 (1983)

Black Cat was the first romantic interest in Peter's life that he originally met as Spider-Man (back in Amazing Spider-Man #194), and while they dated off-and-on and even became costumed partners, Spider-Man was hesitant to return Felicia's affections.

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After Black Cat was injured in Spectacular Spider-Man #76, he decided to reveal his secret identity to Felicia and their relationship grew as Black Cat gained powers to better help him as Spider-Man. Peter and Felicia's break-up followed by his marriage to MJ would lead to a contentious relationship between the women that became a strong friendship.

7 Michele Gonzales - Amazing Spider-Man #601 (2009)

After Peter Parker's marriage was mystically erased by Mephisto, he was once again unleashed on the dating world and a number of new interests were introduced into his life, though none were quite like his roommate Michele Gonzales, as they didn't really like each other.

Michele was initially critical of Peter but a drunken one-night stand in Amazing Spider-Man #601 and further manipulation from a disguised Chameleon led to a very brief romantic (mostly one-sided) relationship. Peter's refusal to accept the relationship and his reveal of the Chameleon's impersonation led to a painful breakup in Amazing Spider-Man #605.

6 Carol Danvers/Ms. Marvel - Ms. Marvel #47 (2010)

While it never really became an actual romantic relationship, Spider-Man and the future Captain Marvel began to develop a flirtatious attraction towards each other while serving together on the New Avengers.

Peter Parker and Carol Danvers went on their first civilian date in 2010's Ms. Marvel #47 that was followed by a costumed team up, though they never really felt the romance on their date. When the Venom symbiote later briefly bonded with Ms. Marvel during the Siege event, it taunted Spider-Man with Carol's feelings for the wall-crawler.

5 Carlie Cooper - Amazing Spider-Man #642 (2010)

Carlie Cooper

Peter Parker first met Carlie Cooper after her friend Lily Hollister (also the supervillain Menace) began to date Harry Osborn, though she soon became involved in Spider-Man's activities due to her work as an NYPD forensics technician.

Peter and Carlie's first (awkward) date occurred in 2010's Amazing Spider-Man #642 and they officially started dating in #647. Carlie would eventually break up with Peter after deducing his identity after Spider-Island, though she would remain a close ally to Spider-Man and later a friend to MJ after she left New York for a brief period.

4 Anna Maria Marconi - Superior Spider-Man #10 (2013)

When Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus took over Peter Parker's body and became the Superior Spider-Man, he also found a new love in fellow Empire State University student Anna Maria Marconi, who appeared as his tutor before they went on their first romantic date in Superior Spider-Man #10.

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Their relationship continued to grow and ultimately began to redeem Otto, leading to him giving Parker back his body so that Spider-Man could save Anna Maria from the Green Goblin. Marconi would continue to work alongside Peter even after she discovered the man she loved had truly been Otto.

3 Cindy Moon/Silk - Amazing Spider-Man #4 (2014)

Another of Peter Parker's romantic interests that never quite developed into a full relationship was Cindy Moon, who was transformed by the same spider that bit Peter back at ESU, which led to her becoming the costumed crimefighter known as Silk.

After her first full appearance in 2014's Amazing Spider-Man #4, Peter and Cindy discovered an animalistic attraction that developed into uncontrollable passion when they were in close proximity to each other. The pair never let their spider-based connection develop into anything further, though they continue to work closely together as allies.

2 Lian Tang - Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2015)

Lian Tang

After the creation of Parker Industries, Peter and Spider-Man went "Worldwide" and he began operating out of his new headquarters in Shanghai, where he began dating scientific designer Lian Tang, who helped him design a new Spider-Mobile.

However, it was eventually revealed that she was covertly working for Zodiac in order to gain help for her sick mother's treatment. Spider-Man eventually forgave Lian for her betrayal and she came to his assistance as Spider-Rider near the fall of Parker Industries, but their short-lived romantic relationship never recovered.

1 Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird - Amazing Spider-Man #30 (2017)

During Peter Parker's time as a wealthy CEO, he developed a few business relationships with S.H.I.E.L.D. that required Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird (wearing a new uniform created by Parker) to serve as a full-time superhero liaison.

As Spider-Man and Mockingbird worked closer together, their mutual attraction developed into what looked to be a promising romantic relationship. Unfortunately, after Peter's fall from grace, the couple were forced to live together prematurely and they soon broke up after discovering little in common besides their work.

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