Oct 10 2009
Over at The Frisky, John DeVore speculates (careful– probably not safe for work) that vampire-lovers are disproportionately female because vampires are exotic, dangerous, mysterious and passionate. So vampires do a better job of satisfying female wish-fulfillment (which is more about romance than violence).
In contrast, male wish-fulfillment tends to involve badass characters doing badass things (superhero stories, military action, James Bond, cops-and-robbers, etc). Also, I don’t think that men find vampiric qualities very romantic.
All of this is probably an overgeneralization, but I think there’s some degree of truth to it. What do you think?