Vampires are both more common and accepted with more ease now than they were in the past, which means you’re bound to meet one sooner rather than later. If you’re planning on dating a vampire, however, there are couple of things you need to know before you start such an adventure.
Whether you’re just cosplaying and pretending to be a supernatural being or you actually have a strong belief that there are blood-sucking, night-dwelling, sunlight-fearing creatures out there, it’s safe to say that you’re one of those who would like nothing else than to experience vampire love in your life.
Unhealthy beauty, dangerous nature, irresistible charm – these and many more are what signifies that you may have met a vampire girl or guy, but if you’re interested in dating them, there are few things you need to know first.
1. There is No Mold
Vampires, just like us humans, come in different shapes and sizes. They might be different in some ways (unorthodox diet and active hours), but there are more similarities between humans and children of the night than you may have previously thought.
One of the best examples of how similar vampires are to us is their sexuality. There is no mold when it comes to a vampire’s sexual and relationship preference – some change partners frequently, some go out with multiple people at once, and others would like nothing more than to marry and settle down.
In a survey conducted by the Atlanta Vampire Alliance (AVA) back in 2009, about 40% of vampires are somewhat interested in bondage, SM, and other types of kink. When it comes to general population, this number goes down to between 5 and 15%. So there are certain differences, after all.
2. Getting Physical Doesn’t Have to Mean Sex
It’s no secret that vampires are widely known for their prowess in the bedroom as well as in the dead of the night. However, some vampires prefer a donor-vampire relationship over a sexual human-vampire one.
How does this work? Well, as we all know, the only food vampires consume is blood. And while there are those that limit themselves to animal blood, some of them find that drinking the hot, thick fluid which runs through human veins is exactly their cup of tea.
Being fed from is something many of us fear, but which doesn’t necessarily have to be bad. A vampire-donor relationship creates vulnerability for both sides – you trust your vampire to injure your body without doing any real damage while he/she trusts you with valuable knowledge and information about them.
3. They Are Still People
You wouldn’t say that a vampire is the same as a human, because it isn’t. However, even though they possess certain abilities and attributes that we don’t, they are still very much like us in more than one way.
Vampires, just like their non-blood-sucking counterparts, have emotions, fears, likes, dislikes and memories. They fall in love, form friendships, take up hobbies. They can be compassionate, rude, educated and ignorant. That being said, you should treat any and all vampires you meet just like you would treat any other person, up to a point.
Similarities stop when an opportunity for a relationship arises and when that same relationship leads to sex. Without much effort, you’ll be able to notice that you’re not dealing with a regular human – and that’s where the real fun begins.