Let’s just accept it. We have all been attracted to the bad boys more than once in our lives.
These inconsiderate jerks have made all our hearts flutter and our minds run wild with fantasies. But can we really keep it in our panties and not indulge in this self-sabotaging attraction? Let’s get down to it and put the blame on science.
They are hot
Not because they are born with it or are naturally good looking. But due to the fact that these guys whose self-obsession is at its peaks, put lots of effort in making them look like next Wolverine and sound like next Benedict Cumberbatch. They probably spend hours and hours in front of mirrors trying to duplicate them.
Science reasons that this physical attraction comes from something called ‘Dark triad’ of personality traits (Dark triad- Even the name of this mental disorder sounds sexy as Eff) such as Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Machiavellianism.
In short, a bad boy makes a darn good first impression. No wonder they are so irresistible.
It’s hormonal and we can’t help it
The main reason for our hormones going crazy gaga over these guys is because the bad boy comes with an image of making women go crazy in bed. And no woman wants to give sexual education lessons to a dud while she is hot and bothered.
Another reason is our damn biological clock. Even if you’re ambivalent or uninterested in having children, ovulation hormones actually can cause you to mistake bad boys for good baby daddies and reliable partners. As an alpha male from outside, you ogling at Mr. Wrong from ovulation goggles may delude him to be Mr. Right.
Let’s just blame our baby box for this irrational behavior.
They are more fun
Blame the movies. All the famous actors always personify this charming-too-cool-for-you slash I-am-going-to-break-all-the-rules guy but in the end, saves the day and gets the girl. Defiance has always been sexy.
A study in Barcelona depicted how bad boy’s thrilling and exciting lives are a signal that they have such good genetic quality and condition as to live dangerously without suffering harm which draws women towards them like anything.
After all the stereotype of bad boys always riding a hot motorcycle was made for a reason.
It’s an ego boost for women
Okay Okay! We accept it. We are also culpable and responsible. For some women, having an intimate relationship with someone with a confident walk and charming personality can be a supreme self-esteem boost. A significant arm candy by your side is definitely a mark that defines you as a person of importance.
After all ‘It takes two to tango’
The lure of power
Not only equipped with charming personalities, these guys with high levels of Johnny Bravo complex, also tend to do really well in their careers and often hold reputed positions in their fields. And who wouldn’t like to be in a relationship with a person who is professionally doing really well and comes with a three-piece suit and a crisp tie? This sense of entitlement is sexy for some woman. But darling, it doesn’t matter if an a**hole drives a convertible, it will continue to be an a**hole.
It might just be a little bit of science and a little bit of our social conditioning that leads us to believe that maybe we can be the one to tame these bad boys. The thrill of the chase is exciting but it wouldn’t last long we promise.
A word of advice from us- Think before you take a leap.
As much as a prospect of YOLO (you only live once) may sound appealing at 23, flings don’t last long. At the end of the day, you need a nice guy by your side. Not the one who is going to leave you the next morning for a new thing with legs.
So we would suggest revisiting that list of friend-zoned guys and maybe give them a chance instead of running towards a guy we literally just compared to an a**hole.