After thinking about what I would do if I were the MC in Shiver, I thought it would be fun to elaborate on my thoughts about why dating a supernatural sexyman is just not for me. As with my It’s Not Ass-Tea post, I have recorded a YouTube video for this discussion but if you would rather skip watching that and just read the text, it’s included below. :)
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from reading YA, it’s that a vampire, werewolf, or other paranormal creature may fall in love with me at any given moment. (Because, you know, I’m just so plain and ordinary and that’s the kind of girl they love.) And as exciting as they may sound, dating some supernatural sexyman, I’ve decided that it’s just not my cup of tea – and today I thought I’d explain why.
THEY WERE CREATED TO KILL YOU!!
I’m pretty sure it’s the most obvious reason, but one I think is important to remind myself. Throwing caution to the wind is not a great idea when face-to-face with a supernatural sexyman. Sure, they may promise that they love you and would never hurt you, but these kinds of creatures aren’t always found in paranormal romances – they’re in horrors too. Knowing my luck, I would find my story in the wrong section of the bookstore, and that’s just not a risk I’m willing to take. The world needs me. ;)
THEIR FRIENDS/ENEMIES MIGHT KILL YOU.
Let’s say without a doubt you know you can trust your supernatural sexyman. Well… that doesn’t mean you can trust all their friends and enemies and other related individuals that make up their species. I think the potential to get hurt or used while in a relationship with a supernatural creature is way too great. Most supernatural creatures can’t be killed (or not easily). Some may decide that it would be easier to use ME as bait or blackmail to get back at my man and I’m not sure I would trust my supernatural sexyman to save me before it’s too late. Not cool.
I LIKE MYSELF THE WAY I AM.
Being a human sucks and, from what I’ve read, I don’t think being a supernatural creature is that much better. There’s still drama, there’s still complications, and, even worse, you usually are guaranteed to live forever and I just don’t want that. I love being with a significant other and working to meld our lives together, but to change to be with someone else? To want to be like them just to ensure my own safety or eternal love? Meh.
NO ONE WOULD PAY ATTENTION TO ME ANYMORE.
I mean, really, think about it, if everyone knows you’re dating some supernatural sexyman, do you think they’d ever actually want to talk about you anymore? The topics would revolve around your significant other, like “Oh, is he still living off of his rat’s blood diet? How noble of him.” Even if it wasn’t conversations you were worried about, what about just day-to-day activities? You could walk into a restaurant and request a table only to find that no one even notices you’re there because they’re too busy drooling over your sexyman with eyes the colors of oceans, and he would have to do all the talking to make sure things get done. Um, no thanks.
ALL THAT OTHER STUFF.
There are a lot of things that I think might make a relationship with the supernatural less-than-fun. Like, what happens if you’re vegetarian vampire decides he’s just too lazy to get up to grab a rat from the fridge and decides to nibble on you instead? (Because, let’s face it, how often do we eat crap that’s sitting next to us just because.) Or what happens when you’re on your period? Surely that would make things a bit more… complicated? And speaking of times of the month, dating a werewolf would probably be really rough if you’re going through your thing during the same time that he’s going through his. Do you think they’d sync? And even if you didn’t have to worry about that, I’m pretty sure there’d be a shedding problem.
I mean, really, it’s just all too much for me. I can understand why some girls go for the supernatural sexymen, but this girl is not one of them. Hopefully if an opportunity arises for me to dating a supernatural sexyman, I can come back to this post and remind myself why it’s not a good idea.
What do you think? Would you date a supernatural sexymen? Why or why not?