She is the child of thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore Lauren Graham who has made her share of mistakes in life, but has been doing her best to see that her college-bound daughter - and best friend - doesn't follow in her footsteps.
As TV.com puts it, "That may be easier said than done, considering that the two share the same interests, the same intellect, the same coffee addiction and the same eyes."
While Rory is more serious than Lorelai, there are similarities, especially where romance is concerned.
Rory is a coffee-drinker, journalist, attendee of Yale (even though Harvard was once her dream college), and reader. She talks fast, samples eccentric dishes, and pulls together a plethora of witty sayings and apt thoughtfulness with ease that gives her character a very comfortable, but very chic persona.
- Rory exchanges names with Dean, "The Pilot"
"I live in two worlds. One is a world of books. I've been a resident of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, hunted the white whale aboard the Pequod, fought alongside Napoleon, sailed a raft with Huck and Jim, committed absurdities with Ignatius J. Reilly, rode a sad train with Anna Karenina, and strolled down Swann's Way. It's a rewarding world, but my second one is by far superior. My second one is populated with characters slightly less eccentric but supremely real, made of flesh and bone, full of love, who are my ultimate inspiration for everything."
- Rory's valedictorian speech, "Those Are Strings, Pinocchio"
Other chick: Hah, yeah, I did a week ago, he's got the biggest cock.
Another Chick: are you guys talking about that shy guy over there?
Some Blonde: yeah
Another Chick: I thought he was a Rory, I mean just look at that ass!
IF a hot girl likes a Rory, she will not admit it because, despite said charisma and charm, she would feel embarrassed to associate herself with him in public/around close family due to his being a little husky. Hence, Rory will stay in the Friend Zone regarding that person until Rory dies.
Sources: personal experience(s)
Other notes: Despite constantly being friend-zoned, Rory does truly care but feels sad that he will be Forever Alone forever.
"Oh... that's Rory. We're......friends."