You’ve heard it before, “Girls like bad boys” but have you ever wondered why? The question has made phycologists and therapists wonder too, so here’s a list of reasons why it’s believed that girls are attracted to bad boys. Now, ‘bad boys’ come in all types of levels. For the sake of this list, we’re talking about the type of bad boys that are a little mischievous without intentionally wanting to hurt anyone. You know, the ones that don’t follow the speed limit, take too long to reply to your text and enjoy breaking the rules.
Most girls like to play it safe as change can freak them out. A sudden hairstyle change or weight gain sends panic down their spine so having a guy that isn’t afraid of change is foreign but refreshing to most females. It encourages females to want to test out their own adventurous side too.
2. The urge to “change” a man
Okay, so this one is silly because a person can’t change another person but females, being nurturing and naturally protective, like the challenge of making a bad boy into a goodie goodie. Something about saving a bad boy!
One of the best traits of a bad boy is his way with words. Bad boys usually get what they want with their persuasive conversation. Most bad boys are actually really good talkers, it just takes a ‘special’ girl to bring it out in him. Every girl wants a shot of being that special girl.
Bad boys are tough boys. You probably don’t want to run into a bad boy in a dark alley. Girls seem to be attracted to that toughness as it can be used to to protect them. There’s nothing sexier to a woman than a man who can protect her from danger.
All bad boys have their reasons as to why they chose the route they did. Maybe it’s the ‘chismosa‘ in girls or maybe it’s just genuine curiosity, but girls like to stick around to find out the reasons why he’s such a rebel.
In all fairness, Youtube sensation and comedian Jenna Marbles touched on this same subject. Her point was that just because you’re a nice guy doesn’t mean you’re necessarily likable. She suggests that being nice doesn’t make up for the other qualities you lack. Um, kinda makes sense!
A counter argument is that “nice guys” go for girls out of their leagues, therefore setting themselves up for failure to begin with. We’ll leave you with that thought.