So after watching a good amount of Buffy and seeing that post about Eclipse I began to wonder why vampires have changed from scary to sexy. In Buffy, it is her duty to kill all demons and protect the world, YET she falls in love with a vampire. He has fangs and a messed up forehead and drinks blood for a living. And the Twilight series is even worse. Who cares if their skin has bunches of little crystals or whatever they are. They are super old and have killed at least like 50 people in their lifetime. But aside from all that, I think a couple things add to where vampires get their appeal. They are very mysterious, usually lurking in the shadows and shying away from human contact unless they are killing someone. This obviously attracts both Buffy and Bella to their relative vampire hubbies. I also think that vampires are extra sexualized in that they are tall and handsome and it seems that they will usually seduce a woman in order to drink her blood. In the old Vampire movies Im pretty sure Dracula could hypnotize people to do his bidding so maybe in order to get away from hypnotism, writers have decided to control woman with buff and sexy vampires instead of mind control. same thing though. The last thing I can think of that makes vampires so appealing to women is that they are dangerous. They are the mythical bad boy that all girls want to turn good. Women see a dark, handsome, brooding, tortured soul and they want to help him. Only, in the case of Bella and Buffy, they are lucky that they dont get eaten.
By the way, Edward is brooding so hard in his picture. I just dont get it