what did elena even find likeable about damon? is it just that he's *supposed* to be good looking? i don't GET it. yet she hates Katherine??
Barring all of the homicidal shit that Damon does, I could understand being a 17 year old girl and finding it sexy that this supposedly smouldering hot guy is so intensely into you and there being a certain flattery in the fact that he will literally kill anyone and everyone for you and romanticizing that, like Klaus said, the attraction of someone capable of doing terrible things for some reason only caring about you. The problem with how that’s handled is a) Damon did way too much shit for that attraction to make sense in the context of Elena’s character, like it should be utter repulsion, hatred and fear b) Stefan already was the guy who would do anything for Elena including dying himself while also having a bit of danger there so she already had that with Stefan, she’s seen him kill for her countless times c) even if a and b weren’t true, that kind of attraction is superficial and easily debunked. It’s not love. It was never love.