This is a topic that is often brought up- why are vampires so damn sexy?
Seriously what is it that is so appealing that we just can't get enough of them?
Some books and movies depict them as grotesque, evil and downright hideous.
Even the sexiest vampires are still described as being walking corpses.
So what the hell is so sexy about something dead? (I ask not because I am grossed out but because I am curious that I find them so damn irresistible myself)
Let's take a look at some of the more common beliefs about vampires- they are pale, they are cold-like dead cold, they have bad breath and they lack a pulse or a heartbeat. What could possibly be sexy about making out with a cold, pale guy (or girl) with bad breath that doesn't even have a heartbeat ? Hmmm
And then there's the blood drinking. Ewwww. Yet somehow in the books and movies even that can be turned into something downright sexy but if you went on a date with a normal guy and he decided to down a blood shot I can't imagine that the night would end up favorably.
So why is everyone falling all over themselves to join the fangbangers club?
Really, when you sit down and seriously think about all the nastiness involved with vampires it looks like we should all seek serious counseling for even considering these creatures of the night to be attractive at all.
But we do.
Somehow the appeal of eternal life, eternal youth, and extreme power override all rational thought when it comes to vampires. We even overlook simple things in books and movies that taken in another context would have us totally grossed out.
Like the age difference between the centuries old vampire and the teenage or young twenty something girl he falls for.
Talk about robbing the cradle! I think author Nicole Peeler brought up a great point when she brought up the supernatural daddy complex. What makes us swoon for the ancient, alpha male?
Sure these vampires may look like an eternal teenager but that doesn't mean they are. They've lived far longer than any normal human ever would. (That brings up a question for me, are you only as old as you look- so age isn't really a number but an appearance?) And it's a storyline that never seems to get old: Buffy and Angel, Bella and Edward, Elena and Stefan (and Elena and Damon).
If these guys weren't vampires or other supernatural creatures but just plain "old" humans we'd all be grossed out about the older guy pursuing the young girl but with the vamps we're all for it.
Maybe it is how these creatures are described and portrayed on the screen.
Look at The Vampire Diaries- I don't care how evil Damon is- I can't get past that face- he's just so damn beautiful. And as the show has progressed the bad boy's heart is starting to show, which really adds to his bad boy with a sensitive side oh so sexy vamp appeal.
What is the ultimate draw for you? What makes a vampire sexy? What makes them so sexy that all the other stuff can be overlooked?
I think for me it all depends on the vampire- some are worth the fuss...others not so much. Damon is worth the fuss for me...Edward not so much.
Who is your sexiest vampire of all time and why?