Oh yes, this is true romance until one realizes what spending eternity with the same person means. Do you think vampires have divorce court? I can’t imagine that being with the same bloodsucker for 600 years or more is all that desirable. No offense to my husband, but 600 years with any man– mortal or immortal–is too much to think about. I would be sharpening that wooden steak by year 150. Okay, there is the assurance that a vampire spouse will take you dancing at night, but other than that, what is there? He can’t help around the house during the day – he has to sleep in the coffin. He can’t get a job, again the sleeping during the day in the coffin thing. He won’t appreciate your cooking – because he can only drink blood. So, really what are the advantages to being married to a vampire?
Well, people wouldn’t mess with you. If someone ticks you off, there is no better weapon for revenge than a monster who can literally make life a living hell for anyone who crosses his path. Also, if all the films are correct, any desirable vampire comes with a mortgage-free mansion or castle. And paid off real estate in today’s world is a big plus. There is also the perk of free air travel. Okay, you have to turn into a bat to fly but no extra luggage fees. Honestly, I could perhaps overlook my vampire guy’s nighttime insomnia and penchant for vials of blood for a debt-free lifestyle that included not keeping track of my frequent flyer miles.
The thing about vampires though is that they are always portrayed in movies as gorgeous hunks with manners, sophistication and smoldering good looks, but that is not face of a real vampire. A real vampire is a scary, hideous monster whose true looks would come out when he is alone in the castle with you. How devastating would it be to know you gave up your soul and mortality for a guy who you thought had the face and body of (insert favorite actor here) only to discover that when the sun goes down he is more like a 300-year-old Hugh Hefner with a bad overbite? Eternity doesn’t look so good now does it?
Well, for all those women who have planned their Twilight outings already, I say have a great time. Enjoy your fantasies of lust and romance, but remember, if there are real vampires out there, approach with caution. A sexy nibble on the neck might seem cute, but down the road it cost you a lot more than a few hickies.