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