I dislike to admit that I'm a sucker for bad boys. They just seem so much more interesting than dull "good" guys.
Why do you think some girls have an attraction towards them?
Most Helpful Guy
I think its biological. There was some documentary I saw—I think it was called The Human Animal—which explained all kinds of behaviors from a biological point of view. This was discussed.
They explained that females see the "bad boy" type as a male who is willing to take risks, which is a potential advantage for survival. Therefore, it makes sense that this evolved as something females find attractive. A male who is willing to hunt dangerous game, for example, has more opportunity to provide food—and thus survive—than a male who will only hunts bunny rabbits.
However, once he's attracted and with her, her desire is to curb actually risk taking, especially unnecessary risks. She'll attempt to dissuade him from throwing rocks at lions just for entertainment, for example.
This applies today with stuff like fighting, riding motorcycles, or whatever adrenaline junky kind of thing he may be into. Read any autobiography of an astronaut and you'll see this is so. Astronauts were mostly fighter jet test pilots. They got lots of girls. But the autobiographies invariably talk about how very hard space flight was on their wives and marriages.1
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Most Helpful Girl
There is a guy in my class that I used to like and one of the reasons I liked him so much was because he was extremely opinionated, unpredictable, firm and confident. He would criticize everybody else and hate on them but he treated me extremely well.1