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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Dracula - the loneliest vampire of them all

By Alan Forsythe

Dracula was the original loneliest vampire, sure he had lots of charm, was a pretty natty dresser and yes he had Rensfield and those three crazy chicks at his castle, but let's face it he was lonely.
Why else would he throw it all away for Mina Harker? That's right because at the end of the day strip away all the trappings of the well-to-do count and he's just another awkward immigrant with a funny accent who wants to make his way in the world. And nothing says, 'I'm accepted' more than dating an upper middle class woman who throws over a doctor, no less, to be with you.
At the end of the day it was Dracula's insecurities that got the best of him much more than Van Helsing. He ignored the golden rule of dating, play it cool. Instead he got super obsessive about her and Van Helsing caught him when he stopped taking care of business.
You have to feel for Dracula, it really shows that even when you have the power of the undead the right girl can get under your skin and really mess you up.


  1. Good post :) Dracula needed a few courses in relationship management. Desperation makes us do strange things.

  2. Thanks.
    That's the whole thing about vampires, they're really the most desperate and lonely guys (and sometimes women( out there and it's usually their undoing.