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Dear Jennifer: Do Vampires Get Married?

Dear Jennifer,

I was talking to my friends, and we were wondering if vampires ever got married.

Teen Wonders

Dear Teen Wonders,

Simple answer:  Why yes, yes we do.

Complex answer: Because vampires live a much longer life than humans, we have a varying definition of marriage.  Sometimes, we create contracts that define how long a marriage will last, how all assets will be combined in the beginning, how all assets will be divided at the end, and what activities are allowed during the marriage.  The standard terms are 10 years, 25 years, 50 years, 75 years, and 100 years.  Anything over 100 years gets a different type of contract.

When a vampire marries a human, the general assumption is that the vampire will abide by the current human definition of marriage, with the exception of the “til death do you part”, since the vampire will not die.  If the vampire decides to change his or her mate into a vampire, there are even more rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure that the new vampire does not end up a slave.

Generally speaking, vampires do not marry each other for the rest of their lives.  There is a special ceremony for that, but you need to be prepared to stick with one and only one person.  Because we never, ever divorce.

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Greetings From Gregory

Hello, my name is Gregory.

Actually, you may call me “Gregory”, but that is not my name.  Vampires like to change names every few hundred years.  A new name helps us to adjust to the times.  Of course, as fast as things change these days, I almost feel like I need a new name every other month.

Let me clarify this a bit – vampires change their human names every few hundred years.  But we all have a vampiric name, that we use when we are around other vampires.  For the record, it is most impolite to ask a vampire for their vampiric name.  And we vampires are sticklers when it comes to manners.

I know that sounds rather strange, but we have to live with one another, so to speak, for decades to centuries.  Following a strict code of manners helps us avoid certain, shall we call them pitfalls?  Bad feelings generated when one feels as though you are not giving them enough respect.  Manners avoid these situations, and help keep misunderstandings to a minimum.

That brings me to the point of my greeting.  Once a week, I will answer any questions you have about vampires and vampirism.

Want to know about our culture?  Please ask.

Our history?  Well, you can ask, but I am only going to answer what I personally know as fact.

Dating?  I won’t touch that subject with a ten foot pole.  Ask Jennifer about dating.

My contact information is on the right side of the screen.  Feel free to click and ask.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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