Though Tyler may have broken up with Caroline (Candice Accola) to seek vengeance on Klaus, that doesn’t mean the girl doesn’t have options if she wants to dive back into dating. Right now, there are two Vampire Diaries characters who seem like they would be happy to date baby vamp, Caroline: Jesse (Kendrick Sampson) and Stefan (Paul Wesley). Which one of these gorgeous vamps should she choose?

Jesse

Pros: Jesse has been interested in Caroline since the day he laid eyes on her. He’s been honest about his intentions, opened up about his painful past with his own high school sweetheart, and even ventured to Caroline’s hometown for a creepy celebration held in the town cemetery. (It didn’t end well for Jesse). Plus, Jesse is a total fox. What’s not to like about this smart, sensitive, Caroline-crushing option?

Cons: Did we mention he was recently turned vamp? Because he did, when Dr. Wes snapped his neck whilst Caroline’s blood was still in his system. New vampires aren’t exactly the most stable “people,” as they struggle to deal with their new existence and...thirsts. Jesse might not be in the best place right now for starting a new relationship...

Stefan

Pros: If it’s true that the best romantic relationships start with friendship, then Caroline and Stefan have a rock solid foundation for a romance. Since Season 1, these two have been there for one another for triumphs and struggles. Stefan taught Caroline how to be a vampire, and Caroline has always supported Stefan in his relationship with Elena. There’s a reason Caroline was the only person Stefan trusted when he lost his memories he could sense that she wanted what’s best for him, regardless of how it affected her. There’s always been an implicit trust and affection between these two… It would be interesting to see how that translated to romance -- even if it failed.

Cons: On the other hand, it would totally suck if a failed romance between these two ruined their friendship. On a show that is so defined by its romantic relationships, it’s nice to see friendships especially between men and women that demonstrate another kind of love and devotion. We’re not sure if we want to risk that for a romance that might not last.

Conclusion

Right now, we’re curious to explore the chemistry between Caroline and new guy Jesse. So far, he’s made a great impression, and we want to see more of him! We’re also eager to explore the secrets of Whitmore College and the Augustine Society and, as Jesse is tied into all of that, why not explore Jessoline while we’re at it!

Do you think Caroline should date Stefan or Jesse? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign.