Credit: Annette Brown/The CW © 2013 The CW Network Photo: Damon in the Vampire Diaries Season 5, Episode 6: “Handle With Care”

Throughout the five seasons of The Vampire Diaries, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) has proven to be quite the ladies’ man. Not only has he hooked up with a slew of gals — both human and vampire alike — but he’s currently dating the hottest little thing in Mystic Falls: Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev).

And while he’s proving to be the perfect boyfriend this season, now that he’s finally won over the love of his life, he hasn’t always been the greatest guy. How would the actor advise his fictional counterpart on dating? Luckily Ian was able to dish some dating tips at the 100th episode celebration in Atlanta.

“Think before you act. The decisions this man makes blow my mind,” Ian told ClevverTV. “Whoever thought it was a good idea to kill the love of your life’s little brother — come on man, think about this for a second, it’s not a good idea. But he does it.” Yeah, we’re surprised Elena forgave him for killing Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) all those times too.

“And the cool thing is that he does everything, even if it’s awful, with so much heart, that the audience finds justification to forgive him,” Ian jokes about his loyal fan following.

We do have to admit, we can’t believe we love Damon as much as we do, but we see that he’s definitely evolved as a boyfriend throughout the years!

Do you agree with Ian’s dating advice for Damon? Hit the comments and let us know!


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