Real vampires are very different from what most people think of when they think of vampires. We are not supernatural beings who turn into bats and suck the blood from the living. We do drink blood, but that may be the only similarity to fictional vampires. We have family and friends, pets and jobs just like everyone else. Vampires are just like everyone else, except we need to have a little bit more to live healthily.
There are two main types of real vampires. The most well known is the sanguinarian vampire. Sanguinarians are the vampires that feel the need to drink the blood of others. I myself am a sanguinarian vampire. I do drink human blood. I do not hunt humans in the night to drain them of blood, nor do I kill rats in the sewer to consume their blood. Sanguinarians only get their blood from WILLING donors. I drink from my fiancé. I myself, enjoy sucking blood, so I will use a sterile razor blade to make a small cut on her arm or her back and I will lap up the blood. Some vampires use other methods to get their blood. I do not drink blood every day.
The other type of vampire is the psychic vampire. Psychic vampires, I do not know much about, but they feed off the psychic energy that everyone gives off. They have some way in which they draw peoples energy away from them and into their bodies.
We cannot turn someone into a vampire. You have to be born a vampire. No one bit me, and I have never bit anyone (aside from my fiancé, in the bedroom *wink wink*). There is no known way to turn someone, and even if we could, it would be no different from the life a person already lives.
Vampires are not like story books and movies, however. Vampires cannot fly (except on an airplane), we do not live forever, we do not turn into bats and fly around, we do not fry like a piece of chicken in the sunlight, we do not fear the cross or run for the wind from garlic. We have reflections and we are in every sense, just like regular people. We will die if we get shot, just like everyone else, we bleed, we cry, we love, we pray. We come in every shape, color, size, and age just like everyone else. There are ugly vampires, and pretty vampires, fat and thin vampires, black and white vampires, old and young vampires, Christian and Jewish vampires, and gay and straight vampires. We get colds, and the flu, suffer arthritis and cancer. We are not immune to any disease. We have normal jobs.
I hope this helps you better understand real vampires. There are many websites that you can find more information. You can also email me. I will respond as soon as I can to any questions.