continued. So do they want to date them in otome games?
Image: Yandere Heaven: Affection Bunny Cage
You’re right anon, no one in their right mind would be attracted to these type of people in real life. But here’s something you should keep in mind:
What people find attractive in fiction does not necessary equal to what they find attractive in real life.
Just because people find something like a yandere’s declining, depraved and deranged mental health fascinating, or take schadenfreude and sadistic pleasure in watching a morally bankrupt character going about being a manipulative bag of shit does not mean they’re likely going to seek out the same type of romantic relationship in real life. It just means that they like exploring portrayals of twisted ‘love’ or relationships in an environment that doesn’t really harm them, that they’re tired of the ‘normal’ portrayals or it can just be as simple as that they enjoy an alternative type of fiction. I’m sure you mean no harm, and you’re right to be worried if the person who says they enjoy it are clearly young and impressionable but the fact that you (and a number of people in the fandom) paint a broad brush that assumes that the people who enjoy these twisted tropes are children who can’t distinct that these tropes in real life are a danger or that they’re people who hasn’t experience such terrors of the type to know any better has frankly grown very tiring not to mention insulting.