11 Reasons Elijah Mikaelson Is Actually The Most Dateable 'Originals' Vampire Of The Bunch Because, Duh

Their history may be filled with bloodshed and they've lied to each other more times than any of us can count, but there's just no denying that the Mikaelson family possesses one of the most interesting family dynamics of all time. I mean, for a group of people who claim to love each other, they sure do some pretty awful things. But that's a big part of what makes them so compelling (in more ways than one). And while I love each and every one of them in their own individual way, I'd be lying if I didn't admit that my heart belongs to Elijah Mikaelson, who is by far the most dateable Originals vampire of them all.

You know it's what we're all thinking, right? Klaus may be under the impression that he's running this whole show down in New Orleans, but Elijah is the true star of our still-beating hearts. Come on, it's OK to admit it. This is a safe space, my friends. (Though, if Klaus asks, I never said a word against him.) He may not have the 'shipper backing that Klaroline possesses or the sassy tone Rebekah brings to the table, but there are plenty of reasons no one would fault you for falling for this well-dressed Originals vamp. And while I wouldn't necessarily condone dating un-dead men in general, Elijah proves to be the exception to that rule. For instance…

He's Loyal To a Fault

Unlike the rest of his family, Elijah is completely trustworthy, so if he says he's going to do something for you, then consider it done.

His Words Are Like Poetry

So elegant. So refined. Even when sarcastically using acronyms. I could seriously listen to him talk all day and night.

He's a Born Protector

Who needs fangs to be intimidating as hell? Not this guy. He'll come to your rescue with just the wave of his hands.

He's Extremely Family Oriented

Seriously, no one cares more about his family than this guy. No one.

And If You Mess With Them, Lord Help You

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Basically, you will not live to tell the tale. So rest assured that you'd be safe under his watch.

He Wears a Suit Like No Other

Didn't you know that dapper is the new sexy?

He's Completely Charming

As much game as other men may think they have, Elijah has it in droves.

He Possesses Such a Commanding Presence

He can make even the most threatening remarks sound downright sexy. (Is it possible to be terrified and turned on at the same time?)

His Hand Gestures Are Epic

Is he conducting an orchestra or bringing an entire supernatural community to its knees? None of it matters, it's all just so good. Plus, it just shows how good he is with his hands…

His Tears Have the Power To Destroy You

When Elijah weeps, the whole world weeps with him. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go pick up all the broken pieces of my heart. BRB.

And Most Importantly, He's A Devout Feminist

I mean, it really just doesn't get any better than that. Swooning times infinity over here, people!

Basically, Elijah is the Mary Poppins of The Originals in that he's practically perfect in every way. Never change. (Also, call me?)

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