Let’s face it- you’d have to be living under a rock lately to not have noticed the extreme obsession with all things vampire related. Books, movies, and TV shows everywhere are touting vampires as the ultimate relationship partner. While you might think that this craze is a “teen” phase, it reaches far outside of that demographic group. Adults are consuming vampire literature at astonishing rates- some numbers report sales of paranormal romance as high as 500,000 per novel. We all know of someone who reluctantly admits to reading or watching vampire lore. Why are we attracted to these stories that revolve around being loved by a supernatural, magical being? Let’s take a look at what make Vampires a mouth watering relationship partner:
- Vampires see something unique and special in their chosen mate, waiting forever (literally) to connect with that one true love. What mere mortals can learn from this: Pure, limitless, eternal desire cannot be competed with! But, we can certainly make an effort to sustain our relationships by making choices that enhance the partnership, not tear it down. This creates a bond that can be eternal.
- Vampires are mind readers, knowing their mate’s every thought and emotion. As enticing as it might be to have your partner read your mind before you ask them to take out the trash, most of us can’t quite achieve that goal. For you mortals that cannot read minds, here’s a new thought- just ask your partner what they are thinking or feeling. We might think that we can read our partners minds, but we can’t. Most people want to share their emotions with their loved one, so simply asking is a great way to find out without blood being shed.
- Vampires are frequently portrayed as heroes; having high morals, behaving in a chivalrous fashion, continually fighting against their own dark side and resisting their natural inclination to feed off of humans. Who can resist a hero? When you see someone continually fighting for a higher, greater good, that is an aphrodisiac in itself. Having someone fight for YOU is pretty romantic too. And since we all have a dark side, we know how much energy it can take to keep that at bay. When someone is able to overcome their deficiencies and still have moral fiber, that’s a good partner.
So, Vampire lovers may appear romantic and exciting, but we can make our own relationships bloody darn good as well. And you can always dress up as a vampire.
Kelly Chicas 2011