Zooey Deschanel’s character in New Girl is appealing for lots of reasons. She’s cute as a button. She lives in a bomb-ass loft in LA and is the den mother to several attractive roommates. She crafts. She bakes. She crochets. Her bangs are full and shiny like a fine mink coat. If Pinterest was a person, it would be Jessica Day, so it’s no wonder that every female between the ages of 16 and 35 is enamored with her.

Her one shortcoming? Her complete social ineptitude, which is a driving comedic force for the show and part of why the character is so endearing. If she was perfect on every front, she would just be annoying, and so her clumsiness and poor timing is a necessity. It is also, for some reason, the only character trait with which young females outwardly identify.