This artikel isn't meant to offend anybody, but just to enlighten certain individuals. I'm not forcing u to convert so don't leave hate comments. Ship who u wanna ship.
#1 Because they're unique - A witch and a vampire have never been done before
While certainly a shallow reason it seems to be a huge one. It's true that supernatural/folklore TV shows/books tend to do the same things over and over again, but whose to say The Vampire Diaries hasn't done something 'unique' already in regards to the two mains in their ship? Lets look it over..
Damon - Fell in love with a doppelganger, who is in love with his brother.
Vampire/Doppelganger/Vampire triangle. I've never seen a driehoek with two brothers before, and I'm certain they're not through exploring Elena's 'doppelganger' side (you can bet she's not all 'human')
So what makes a vampire/doppelganger any less interesting then a witch/vampire?
If anything it'd be meer SO, considering doppelgangers are much less rare then witches (Two doppelgangers in existence, that we know of, compared to hundreds of witches in TVD world)
Bonnie - Involved with a vampire-ghost whisperer.
Not exactly sure at this point what Jeremy is but I think u know where I'm going with this....a witch/ghost whisperer pairing. Have u ever seen that on TV? I sure haven't.
Now of course theirs meer to these characters then their supernatural traits, and tbh, I don't think that's ever any reason to ship anybody. It should be because of the PERSON, not because of what makes up their DNA.
#2 Because of their 'connection' in the boeken
While this would work for, say, Damon/Elena, and Stefan/Elena, it would not in this case. Bonnie is completely different in the books, and has a COMPLETELY different relationship with Damon then she does on the show. This would not transfer.
#3 Because of their 'love-hate' relationship
Love/hate relationships. Ah, everybody loves 'em. I'm guilty of that, but what qualifies what Damon/Bonnie have as a love/hate relationship?
The 'love' - Damon has proven over and over again that he DOES NOT CARE about Bonnie. He's made jokes about her dying, and pushed everybody including her to go with the plan to sacrifice herself for Elena's life. There is no love there. No lust. No nothing.
The 'hate' - Damon doesn't hate Bonnie. Sure he's tried to kill her, but mostly because of other circumstances (but that doesn't undermine the fact that he did try to kill her)
When Emily possessed her, he tried to kill her because he was upset with Emily. Now I'm not saying that he didn't mean to try to kill Bonnie, just that she was the only target at the time that would make an impact on Emily.
He tried to kill her - but it was indifference. Not because of any direct feelings he had for her. INDIFFERENCE. He did not care if she lived of died, she was merely a catalyst to get to Emily.
#4 Because Bonnie could control him with her powers
See, this is one of the reasons I'd never be able to get behind a DB relationship. It's just..inhumane. From what I gathered people want to see Bonnie set Damon on fire/give him aneurysms every-time he acts up. Basically like one of those electric collars they put on dogs and when they do something wrong and they hit the buzzer, to train them.
A relationship is all about being equal in every sense of the word. Building a trust, and not trying to change them into something they're not. Damon isn't a homicidal maniac around Elena because HE doesn't want to be.
u can't kick him into shape, and form him into this unrecognizable person to try to fit him with Bonnie. It just doesn't work.
#5 Because Damon wouldn't have to be an 'emo whipped coward' around Bonnie
Right. This one is kinda complicated. I hear completely different things from DB fans so I'll go through each one regarding this.
The 'Damon wouldn't have to change to be w/ Bonnie' thing
This is QUITE contradictory to what *most* DBers want (which is for Bonnie to whip him into shape door using mind control) but lets go at it..
He wouldn't have to change...meaning he'd be what he was in S1, if he'd never met Elena of found his humanity. He'd be a homicidal maniac with no redeeming qualities. Now, I'm pretty sure this is what Bonnie is against. This is what she's threatened on many occasions to kill him for. 'If another drop of innocent blood is spilled...I will take him down' so how exactly wouldn't he have to change to be with her?
It would be impossible, and go against everything Bonnie is about, completely destroying her character.
I guess u could fight that he would change for himself and she'd bring out his humanity but what we've seen in the few scenes we've had of them (Plan B; she literally helped him kill) it's quite the opposite.
He's how he is with (mostly) everybody when he is with her. He has his facade up, and emotions in check.
With that zei everything the actors and writers have zei is that Elena is the one that brings out Damons humanity. I very much doubt they would underplay that SL and connection door allowing DB to have the same thing.
The 'Damon never acts like the way he does around Bonnie the way he does around Elena. He's his true self around Bonnie' thing
This is pretty much continuing from the former answer regarding his facade. See, Damon is a clearly layered character but u don't really see 'Damon' when he's with all the characters, especially in S1. In the start of S1 we've seen the facade at full force. Killing without remorse, acting like he didn't care, hiding behind his snarky attitude and using all the defenses he could muster.
Now, in S2 he's progressed a LOT. Some of those defenses have faltered and he's let a few people in (Stefan and Elena)
So when people say he's 'himself' this could not be meer far from the truth.
We've seen Damon, the REAL Damon, with Elena, with Stefan, with Rose/Andie even, but no we have not seen the real Damon with Bonnie.
So there u go. Five reasons people ship Bonnie/Damon that make no sense. Again this is not meant to offend anybody, so don't leave spiteful commentaren because I won't reply to them anyway :]