Quick disclaimer here, as I am not from a western country so I don't know much about this "bad boy" things. But after observing some of my friends and other women I came to this conclusion :
Women like bad guys because of
(i.) the respect they receive; nobody wants to mess with that loose guy who looks like he could kill with only his glare.
(ii.) Status; they are usually held in high regard by peers.
(iii.) "Usability"; okay picture this a girl sweet talks your guys into doing something for her, you know he is just being nice but it still irks you for some reason.
Meanwhile a "bad boy" would not even get asked for favours because the girls are too scared to approach him and be possibly rejected, So he exclusive for your use.
(iii.) reliability; they think the bad boy has the best connections and can get them most things they want.
This is what I think, as I said I am not from the west so I may be wrong.
If you where ever attracted to a "bad boy" then tell me what attracted you, are these the reasons?
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Most Helpful Guy
You're pretty much accurate.
You'll also notice that most women in their late 20's grow out of their 'bad boy' phase. Contrary to some whiners here who think it's because they're used up and can't get the guys they want any more, in reality what happens is that the hardworking guys who stayed out of trouble are starting to earn serious incomes.
When you're 17, nobody has a good job, your status is based on how cool you are and how much of a badass you are. Western society admires athletes, being a good student is not admired. But if you graduate and start making 2-3 times as much money as the guys who stumbled through school? Oh that's admired very very much.
Some of this is linked to time frame I would say. More traditional cultures are more likely to admire young men who show traits that show they will be successful adults. If you have a culture where hooking up is common, and so is single parenthood, women don't value future traits, only how much status/power the guy has -right now-. And even within somewhere like the U. S., the more you look at demographics where marriage is low etc, the more the girls go for bad boys.1
Most Helpful Girl
they are dominant.. and it is nice to know that this type of a guy can take care of you.. whatever happens.1