After eight years of getting his heart broken, it’s beginning to look like Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis) will never find someone to settle down with.

His first romance with Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning) ended with her devastating demise, and his second with Meredith Fell (Torrey Devitto) ended with his. Then Jo (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) died at the altar on their wedding day, and let’s not even talk about that ill-advised engagement to Caroline (Candice King).

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We were really pulling for Alaric to end up with his adorable new nanny, Seline (Kristen Gutoskie), but now even that possibility seems shot to hell.

Seline might be a loving nanny to Alaric’s twin daughters, but underneath her crustless sandwiches and perfect hair, she’s actually a siren who seems to have a seriously malevolent agenda. Why else would she insert herself into a family whose two toddler witches have the same reaction to the anti-siren tuning fork that she does?

All in all, our hopes that Alaric and Seline would live happily and domestically ever after are pretty much dead — much like all of Seline’s victims. It’s a little hard to expect a romance between a monster-hunter and an immortal cannibal… Who also happens to be a servant of the devil.

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Poor Alaric just can’t catch a break. We can’t even hope for a future with his flirty intern now that Seline turned her into a midnight snack.

At this point, we’ve resolved ourselves to the fact that if “The Vampire Diaries” hopes to give Alaric a happy ending, it’s probably going to be without a major romantic interest. His happy ending will be his darling little girls and hopefully a peaceful life, free of things that go bump in the night.

“The Vampire Diaries” airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Posted by:Lindsay MacDonald

Lindsay MacDonald is a Los Angeles based entertainment reporter with an affinity for CW superheroes. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a major in Media Studies and a borderline unhealthy obsession with TV in 2012. She would much rather spend the day binge-watching ‘The Flash’ or sorting ‘Game of Thrones’ characters into Hogwarts houses than venturing outdoors. TV words to live by: “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”