Why Women Like Bad Boys

Dear Nice Guys,
I feel your pain, I really do. You just lost the girl of your dreams to some asshole, because well….you were nice and apparently being nice is not what girls want.

Yeah, my head just exploded too

But now it’s been revealed there is a science behind that idea.  During a discussion this week on America’s NPR (formerly National Public Radio), human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar was surprised that

Rihanna still reportedly likes Chris Brown, who ‘didn’t only hit Rihanna, he made her look like Buster Douglas’.

National Review writer Kevin D Williamson pointed out, however, that she may not be able to help it – because it’s in her genes to like men like Chris Brown.

Writing in a blog following the show this week Mr. Iftikhar stated that

bad guys combine the self-obsession of narcissism, the impulsive, thrill-seeking and callous behavior of the psychopath and the deceitful and exploitative nature of Machiavellianism.

Unattractive as the combination might appear, women often equate it with masculinity  -  and the ability to father healthy children.

As a result, those looking for the thrill of an affair, or hoping to become pregnant, are drawn to ‘bad boys’.  Scientist Peter Jonason said James Bond is the perfect example of a ladykiller with a rather questionable personality. ‘He’s clearly disagreeable, very extroverted and likes trying new things  -  killing people, new women,’ the researcher told New Scientist.

Mr Jonason, of New Mexico State University in the U.S., subjected 200 college students to personality tests designed to rank them for each of their dark triad traits.

They were also asked about their attitudes to sexual relationships and about their sex lives, including how many partners they had and whether they sought out flings.  The results showed that men who scored higher on the trio of traits tended to have more partners and more interest in short-term relationships.

Nice guys need not lose all hope though

Dr Gayle Brewer, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of Central Lancashire, said that while women tend to like cads for flings, they usually settle down with more caring types.

Full Article at Elite Daily.com

Leon Langford| Bright Futura Columnist

18 Comments on “Why Women Like Bad Boys

  1. Women don't like bad boys, they just like guys who have confidence. It's not our fault tht most confident guys are bad boys ;)

  2. Women fall in love with bad boys because they treat them as no other nice guys. Here we talk about the women which don't think about the complications.

  3. I'm a woman too and I understand why other women like bad boys, but the Rihanna and Chris Brown story is a completely different thing.

  4. I don't know who pur that description of bad guys together, but he/she did a fantastic job!

  5. Well of course women settle down with nice guys, bad boys are by definition not marriage material…

  6. Good guys always get the girls in the end. Sure, bad boys are fun and they give you a thrill, but good guys give you love, a home and everything else you want.

  7. It's definetely clear that good people like bad people because the last can bring in their life's palpitations.

  8. I can't get over how weird that first gif is…where is it from? Does anyone know the source?

  9. Not even in my wildest dreams would I have thought that rihanna would keep going out with chris brown after what happened

  10. Well, you know what they say: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

  11. While Rihanna and Chris Brown are one of a kind and can't really create a precent, I dont think its fair

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