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: Anime and Manga ]]

* In ''Manga/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.]]
* ''Anime/NightWalker'' started out as a ''very'' obscure H-themed VisualNovel, and then it was rather... loosely adapted as a TV series. In any way the protagonist of the anime, Tatsuhiko Shido, fits in here: he's a rather kind and VERY handsome FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire who works as a detective and solves cases based in the supernatural.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Notably inverted by ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' who seems like she would be the romantic interest of the book but as the star is actually in love with VampireHunter Adam Van Helsing. Later, she would hook up with Tristan the Werewolf whose condition allows him all the reluctant monster tragedy of the trope.
* ''ComicBook/CurseOfTheMutants'' puts a cynical and dark spin in a short story named ''Rue Blood'' when Damen, a handsome vampire from India falls in love with {{ComicBook/Rogue}} believing her to be the reincarnation of his beloved Rue, who died 200 years before. Turns out he is incorrect as [[spoiler:his beloved actually reincarnated as No-Girl, a female telepath reduced to nothing more than a BrainInAJar who also reveals that Damen is an EmptyShell and not really capable of love ever since he became a vampire. This revelation breaks him so much he lets Rogue to [[MercyKill put him out of his misery]]]]. Ouch.


[[folder: Light Novels ]]

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


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Currently the best-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.)
* Becomes the case in ''Literature/TheSupervillainySaga'' with Gary and his wife Mandy. [[spoiler: Mandy becomes a vampire rather than Gary, much to the supervillain's simultaneous pleasure and annoyance. On one hand, it's amazingly cool, but on the other there's a lot more trouble to being a vampire than Hollywood typically proposes.]]
* The concept is mocked mercilessly in ''Literature/StraightOuttaFangton'' where Peter Stone points out being a vampire doesn't make you inherently more sexy and actually sexy vampires tend to have been that way in life. Also, any romance from a dark brooding predator with mind-control powers should be inherently suspect. The subversion is somewhat zig-zagged when we meet Peter's creator, Thoth, who is an example of VampiresAreSexGods.
* Alex Schwartz in ''Literature/TheNightmareStacks'' is a rather nervous and socially inept example, who treats his vampirism as the career and social-life impeding classified-under-the-Official-Secrets-Act disease it is in the series. Thankfully, mind-controlling glamours are off the table, mostly because Cassie is secretly an elf princess (and as such much better at them than Alex), although moral and ethical constraints, plus a desire not to be stuck with the paperwork at the inevitable subsequent inquiry also play a part.


[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Both Spike and Angel are romantic vampire boys for Buffy.
* Juliet van Heusen from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' is a romantic vampire girl.
* Stefan and Damon Salvatore from ''Series/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.
* An important plot point in ''Series/ForeverKnight'' is Nick (a vampire) a Natalie (a human) romantic relationship, even though the show zigzagged with it a lot. A similar plot line was introduced in the third and last season between Nick's new partner Tracy and another good vampire Vachón.


[[folder: Music ]]

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


[[folder: Tabletop Game ]]

* Parodied in ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', where [[WideEyedIdealist Princesses of Mirrors]] stereotypically divide [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem vampires]] in two categories: [[BeautyEqualsGoodness the ugly creatures of the night they need to banish and "the hot ones they can redeem".]] Ironically, this is exactly the opposite of the truth: the sexy [[HandsomeLech Daeva]] tend to be morally corrupt vice-addicts, while the hideous [[NightmareFace Nosferatu]] and the shadowy [[DarkIsNotEvil Mekhet]] have a tendency to be the ''least'' evil vampires.


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* Graf von Krolock in ''Theatre/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.
* Zig-zagged in VisualNovel/RoseOfWinter. Tirune fits every description of this trope to a tee, with the only exception being that he's a dragon instead.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* There are a couple of characters who consider themselves to be as such in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate''. They are really not though with one being a delusional stalker and the other a mind controlling creep.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

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