i don't even know if there is such a thing as bad boy phase
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probably never, I am 49 and some of the girls I grew up with that chased after the bad boys are still doing it today.
The ones that got out of the bad boy habit, are the ones that had kids and than found out the the guy was not around to help raise them. Or got caught up in something that they though was exciting, until it turned around and bit them.
The only cure I have seen to end the bad boy attraction, is when a girl get caught up in something that threatens their careerer or their lives.1