Guest post by Debbie Anderson
The Sensitive Vampire: Spike from “Buffy.” Stefan from “The Vampire Diaries.” “Twilight's” Edward Cullen. Women seem to love this type. I mean, how else can you explain the overwhelming popularity of the Twilight books and movies, which chronicle the love between the Sensitive Vampire and girl next door, Bella? What is it about the Sensitive Vampire that gives him such a prominent starring role in popular fiction, TV shows, and movies? Well…
|Unique Style Qualities:||Intense, complicated, powerful but vulnerable|
|Common Clothing Items:||Leather jacket, rugged man-boots, black distressed jeans, black t-shirt, silver rings and/or pendant of some kind|
|Favorite Brands||7 Diamonds, Diesel, The Black Angel|
|Style Attraction Switches (SAS)||Strong, dominant, multi-layered|
|What Women Think:|
|Natural Habitat||Crypts, graveyards, dark alleys, seedy bars, basements, staring into his beloved's window at night|
Fictional: Spike, Angel (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Edward Cullen (“Twilight”), Stefan (“Vampire Diaries”), Bill Compton (“True Blood”)
Real: Dave Navarro, Rufus Sewell, Edward Furlong, Christian Bale
Quiet, plays-by-the-rules sweet girls, the rebel girl looking to break more rules, nuns with secret fantasies
Why Women Love Them
(Case in point, from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”):
Spike: I do remember what I said. The promise. To protect her. If I'd done that … even if I didn't make it, you wouldn't've had to jump. I want you to know I did save you. Not when it counted, of course. But after that. Every night after that. I'd see it all again, do something different. Faster or more clever, you know? Dozens of times, lots of different ways …Every night I save you.
Sensitive Vampires may look angry, brooding, or proud, which suggests power and male dominance, but they also give us a look at their softer side (always a turn-on for women, but only if cloaked in a layer of danger). The best thing about Sensitive Vampires? They love their women with fierce devotion. NOTHING will get in the way, although they've been known to sacrifice themselves to give their beloved a second chance at life or love.