Growing up in Australia we had a TV show called "Perfect Match" which I'm told is very much like the "Dating Game" here in the US. On the show there would be 3 contestants who would sit on opposite sides of a wall and the person looking for the perfect date would ask a series of questions. They wouldn't know who the contestants were and based their choice on how they liked the answers. Finally at the end there was the big reveal and the person was either excited by the person they chose or disappointed. So it got me thinking ... what would it be like to play this game with the yummy guys we find in the paranormal books we love? I've chosen the guys to come from some of my favorite (and I've heard yours as well) YA paranormal books and the only requirement is that they have fangs. This means they could be vampires, werewolves or even demons. So from a random poll of characters, these are the contestants for our own private show - Stefan (from Vampire Diaries), Dimitri (from Vampire Academy), Vance (from Of Witches And Warlocks), Sam (from Shiver) and Jacob (from Twilight Saga). Other than a brief bio, you won't know who each contestant is and at the end of the game, I'll open the voting to you. Once all the votes are in I'll do the big reveal and see which guy we'd most want to go on a date with. Sound fun? Ok let's play The Dating Game (cue the music) ...
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The Contestants (these are either choices made by the author or fans)
Jacob Black - werewolf
The Twilight Saga
The Vampire Academy series
Vance Mangum - Warlock/Demon
Of Witches And Warlock Series
Sam Roth - werewolf
Ok.. I've randomly given each of these studs a contestant number and so here are the questions ....
Describe yourself in 1 word
"I'd say I was watchful"
"A definite animal lover" **burps and whispers it must have been something he ate**
"I can be intensely passionate"
"I can be really persistent when it comes to what I want"
"I'm known for being incredibly protective of people" ** absently plays with what looks like a silver metal stick in his back pocket (because he'd be a bit of a pervert if I said it was his front pocket) **
So how do you think others would describe you?
"I think they would say I was creative because I love sitting around strumming on my guitar, writing songs"
"Well, I know what one person would say. He has a nasty habit of always reminding me how annoying I am. I just figure he's jealous because a long time ago it was me who got the girl" **grins**
"Some would say that I'm dangerous because who my father is but I guess it all depends on who you ask. I'd hope those who really knew me would say what a nice guy I am" **the Bookishsnob does a quick double take because she could've sworn she saw his eyes flashed red**
"I bet if you asked some of the guys I run with, they'd tell you they think I'm crazy because I can get all "moon eyed" over a girl."
"I've got quite the reputation where I work so I'd have to say that people think I'm pretty bad-assed" **looks up at the Bookishsnob and asks if he can use that word here. She whisper back "Oh honey, they're just calling it as they see it" and winks suggestively at him **
What would you describe the perfect date?
Contestant #1 "You know that's kind of a tough question but I have to say any time or place where I get to be with the girl I like is perfect. But truthfully? Nothing beats snuggling under the blankets trying to keep the cold out"
Contestant #2 "Any place that's far away from the sarcastic quips of my brother. No, just kidding. My idea of the perfect date?? I like things to do with the history of the place I'm staying so I'd take my date around to all the interesting sites. We'd spend hours talking and after stealing a few heated kisses, I'd rush home to write it all in my diary" **pulls his diary out from inside his jacket and quickly writes how he feels about the show so far **
"Hmm. There's this place where I like to go and think that's kinda quiet and pretty. It overlooks a really nice view of where I live so I'm pretty sure I'd take her there. Show her the magic of the place. A good thing about it is to get there I'd need to take her on the back of my motorcycle and because of the gentleman I am, I'd make sure to go real fast around the corners to make her hold even tighter onto me" **all the contestants nod their heads with approval and a bunch of high fives are thrown around. The Bookishsnob, even though she'd love to have her arms around Contestant #3, snorts loudly at the blatant display of male testoterone**
"I'm pretty good with my hands and so the perfect date would be for her to share with me whatever it takes to rev her engine and get her blood pounding. Either that or we could go camping on a nice cold night and I could share my body heat with her" **The Bookishsnob reminds him that idea of the question is what would he do to make the date perfect for her. Contestant #4 offers a wolfish grin and says ** "Since I'm kinda beautiful, I'm assuming it would be perfect for her. At least good enough that she doesn't punch me in the face"
"I'm a pretty physical guy so I can see me and my date sweating it out in a mock battle at the gym. I'd show her some of my moves and she could show me some of hers. I'd create some strong sexual tension and end the night in a small house hidden in the woods where we could explore how we felt about the day" **he coughes and gives the Bookishsnob that look that tells her that whether in the gym or house, Contestant #5 has all kinds of exercising in mind**
So how do you like your women?
** looks down kind of embarrassed** "I don't really have a preference when it comes to women. She could have a thick coat of fur, I wouldn't care. As long as she loved me regardless of the season." **shivers at something that he thought. The Bookishsnob fights the urge to get Contestant #1 a blanket and a space heater. She looks at Contestant #4 knowingly and snorts at how funny she is **
"I appreciate all women. The only thing I think is really important is that she has the common sense to stay away from my brother because he has the nasty habit of sucking the life out of people. Seriously, literally drains them" **After putting down his diary, he gestures he has something to add** "Oh and she would need to be OK with my diet. It's really specific and I'd hate to
see her get squeamish while I munched on something that looked like someone's pet."
"There would need to be something magical about her, a power that no matter when she realized it, would light her up from the inside. She would need to be someone I couldn't keep my hands off and had the sweetest taste ..." **Contestant #3 looks off to the distance lost in his thoughts, slowly licking his lips and the Bookishsnob does a double take AGAIN because she swear she saw some fangs **
"I'd want her to be someone that really "got" me, that looked past the monster I can be. Someone who knew that for me they would never have to change but most importantly knew that when I asked her to pass me a screwdriver, she didn't hand me some alcholic beverage in a glass"
"I love a woman who can be tough as nails but have the ability to show me her softer side when we're alone. A woman who makes me laugh at some of the crazy things she does but most of all, touches my heart and makes me wish for things I never knew where possible." **Contestant #5 leans backwards on his chair and sighes. The Bookishsnob joins him*
And finally THE most important question any potential date MUST be asked .....
What kind of kisser are you?
"I'm the kind who loves to give a girl slow deep kisses that makes her forget to breath and in between each taste, whisper lines of poetry into her mouth" **this response elicits a round of sighes**
"I'm the kind who likes to dazzle a girl with my Old World charm by showering her with long blood heating kisses, leaving a trail of tiny bite marks up and down her neck." **The Bookishsnob's pulse picks up at the thought of those tiny bites and uses her cue cards to fan the heat from her face **
"I'm the kind who loves to kiss a girl senseless, who causes her blood to boil and sizzle with the heat we generate together. I like to take my time, making each kiss perfect, taking every opportunity to use my powers to move the earth beneath her feet." **Using the fan in her hand, the Bookishsnob hides from Contestant #2 and gestures for Contestant #3 to call her **
"I'm the kind who when he's finally asked to kiss the girl of his dreams, crosses the distance between them in a heartbeat, grabs the back of her head and lifts her lips to his. I'll kiss her so deeply, so passionately that she'll walk away dazed, no longer able to deny the pull between us" **Contestant #4 looks over to the Bookishsnob waiting for her response. She sits there staring at him, her mouth open, desperately trying to remember her name**
"I'm the kind, who when able to steal those moments of privacy where I can focus all my attention on the girl of my heart, kisses her with such intensity that it feels as though we are the only two people alive. I'd kiss her so deeply that she would have no doubt she was mine and that I'd move heaven and earth to protect her"
**The Bookishsnob takes the opportunity to look longingly at the contestants one more time before she opens up the vote to the audience **
So there you have it. Decisions decisions. Who will you choose to be your dream date? Vote for your choice in the box at the side of the page. I'll announce the winner in the next few weeks and display His Yumminess in all his glory for your viewing pleasure :) Good luck because me, I'd pick them all. Unfortunately there can be only one .... happy voting.