Because [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys all girls want bad boys]], and you don't get much badder than a blood-sucking monster. Putting it simply, a romantic vampire boy is a male [[LoveInterests love interest]] who is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin vampire]]. He may not be the best love interest, as he'll most likely hunger for your blood or for others around you, and it's most likely going to be a MayflyDecemberRomance, but on the other hand he's a [[VampiresAreRich rich]] and [[CharmPerson charming]] [[VampiresAreSexGods sex god]].

Whether the relationship between a Romantic Vampire Boy and [[TheHero the heroine]] succeeds or fails depends largely on where the work stands on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. However, this also depends on the plausibility of the Romantic Vampire Boy as a love interest: if written poorly, he can be easily turned into a SatelliteLoveInterest and/or RelationshipSue.

This can overlap with FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire, although not necessarily. Vampires who brainwash women into being his "brides" don't count as he has to be seen as a desirable LoveInterest without the help of mind control. See also BoyMeetsGhoul and LesbianVampire.




[[folder: Animeand Manga ]]

* In ''RosarioToVampire'', we have the gender flipped version of Moka Akashiya, though it's mostly Outer Moka who portrays this. [[{{Kuudere}} Inner]] Moka, on the other hand, not so much. [[spoiler: At least, not initially, anyway.]]
* ''Manga/VampireKnight'''s Kaname Kuran or Zero Kiryuu. [[spoiler: Later subverted: TheHeroine Yuuki Cross turns out to be a vampire herself, though her powers were sealed by her mother to save her life. Said powers are unsealed later by Kaname.]]


[[folder: Light Novels ]]

* Akatsuki Kojou is a handsome, fit, and [[CluelessChickMagnet clueless]] VegetarianVampire in ''LightNovel/StrikeTheBlood'', a HaremGenre series.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Currently the most well-known example would be Edward Cullen of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fame.
* Before Edward, we had ''Literature/TheSilverKiss''s Simon.
* ''Literature/VampireKisses'' has Alexander Sterling.
* The ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' series [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] this ''beautifully'' with Caelen, who is probably best described as "[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]], only in a world where everyone else ''knows'' that stalking people is bad."
* Bill from ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries''.
* Literature/{{Dracula}} is not an example, because Bram Stoker didn't find vampires romantic ''at all''. However, nearly every adaptation or sequel seems to have Drac PromotedToLoveInterest.
* Aubrey is this to Jessica in ''[[Literature/DenOfShadows Demon in my View]].'' From the same series, [[spoiler: Christopher is also this to Sarah.]]
* Andre to Diana in ''Children of the Night''.
* Literature/GoldenDawn has Herald.
* Zig-Zagged in Literature/AnitaBlake. Jean-Claude sees himself as this at the beginning of the series, and Anita eventually agrees, though their relationship has many ups and downs (and sides, for that matter.)


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Both Spike and Angel are romantic vampire boys for Buffy.
* Juliet van Heusen from ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' is a romantic vampire girl.
* Stefan and Damon Salvatore from ''TheVampireDiaries''. Both are romantic vampire boys or love interests for the heroine of the series, Elena.
* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''
** Deconstructed in "Live Free or Twi Hard" with vampires playing into this trope to lure in easy victims.
** And there's Benny. In addition to his TragicBromance with Dean, his backstory includes falling in love with a human woman (which is what convinced him to become a VegetarianVampire). Unfortunately, by the time he gets out of Purgatory [[spoiler: she's become a vampire herself.]]

* In ''Series/NightAndDay'', elements of Josh Alexander's DemonicPossession story play out like a bananas, prophetic parody of the {{Literature/Twilight}} franchise - invoking vampiric behaviour as an extended metaphor for sex and in particular the loss of innocence, whilst continuing to advance Josh's ongoing romance with Della Wells. Given the show's ambiguous presentation, it's not clear how much of the apparently supernatural content in these scenes is literally happening, or should simply be regarded as symbolic.


[[folder: Music ]]

* The Music/CaptainBeefheart song "Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee" from Music/DocAtTheRadarStation.


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* Graf von Krolock in ''TanzDerVampire'', for a given value of "romantic" and "boy". The heroine falls hard for him, he doesn't use mind control to get her to that point, but he's also far from young, physically speaking (let's not even get into his ''real'' age) and is torn between loving her back and seeing her as a Happy Meal.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Parodied in ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'''s Fuka and Desco Show, where the [[OnTheNext Episode Previews]] derail from the actual story in favor of narrating a melodramatic ''Twilight''-esque ParanormalRomance with [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Valvatorez]] as the Edward stand-in.
--> Just then, a beautiful man appears like the wind. He is a vampire who only drinks sardine blood due to a mysterious incurable disease!
-->'''Valvatorez:''' Here! This sardine will help you through your pain...
-->'''Fuka:''' Oh, ''Sir Valvatorez...!''
* Essentially the premise of VideoGame/CafeRouge, a romantic visual novel about vampires. And cafes.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Marshall Lee is this to Fiona from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.