Werewolf imprinting is an involuntary lifetime attachment that binds a werewolf to a human mate, according to werewolf folklore. The werewolf is then bound to protect and please this person for the remainder of his life.
Imprinting is a concept found in werewolf folklore and is most notable in the popular Twilight Saga. The werewolf has no choice in a mate but is strongly drawn to a specific person. The werewolf may want to imprint on another person, but this phenomenon cannot be forced. It must occur naturally. The folklore does not say what would happen if a werewolf were rejected by an imprintee. It seems that imprinting makes the two destined for one another.