Gentlemen Prefer Zombies

Vampires are sensitive wimps
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2009 3:39 AM CDT
Gentlemen Prefer Zombies
So zombie.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Give a guy a good, old-fashioned zombie any day over a vampire. "Dudes don't dig bloodsuckers because vampires pretty much look like girls," writes John DeVore in The Frisky. "We prefer zombies, because we love chainsaws, flamethrowers, and samurai swords." But primarily, guys realize their "genetic imperative is to defend our loved ones from hordes of unthinking, flesh-eating metaphors for current social anxieties." DeVore notes.

Vampires, he scoffs, "are the monster movie equivalent of that sensitive man-sponge in college who plays acoustic guitar in order to seduce chicks." Yet, Devore himself is a fan of the super popular vampire series True Blood. Why? "I fully accept that there's a part of me that will always be a pear-shaped teenage goth girl." he concedes. "Also: because all the women are hot." (More vampires stories.)

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