If you thought Sophie’s choice was difficult, try choosing which of the Vampire Diaries men is the best. OK, so it’s not quite Sophie’s choice, but it is what we like to call Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) choice, and we’ve seen how she has struggled to choose a Salvatore. On top of those gorgeous, brooding brothers, we’re throwing in some of our other favorite men: the buff, the sweet, the sexy, and even the downright evil.

So get rid of all of your theories about who is best for Elena and try thinking about which male character you can’t imagine your life without. Are you most attached to Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) new rippling muscles, Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) not-so-new rippling muscles, Matt’s (Zach Roerig) sweet blue eyes, Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) not-so-sweet blue eyes, Klaus’s (Joseph Morgan) mischievous smile, Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) jawline, Elijah’s (Daniel Gillies) hair... ? The list goes on.

But being the best male character is about more than just looks. Under those hot bods, the men of TVD have sensitive sides (some more than others). But you guys know that. So now it’s time to choose. You can only pick one. And pick carefully. In Mystic Falls, this could mean eternity.

 

Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.