The ‘Bad Boy’ allure: Why do women find them so attractive?

By Miriam Nyamari On Wed, 17 Jul, 2019 13:18 | 2 mins read
“Bad boys” always look like they are in charge, and can confidently do whatever they wish to. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
“Bad boys” always look like they are in charge, and can confidently do whatever they wish to. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
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    "Behind every successful man, there is a woman."

    We have all heard this phrase so many times. 

    But have you ever thought of what happens to a woman who has a focused and a go-getter type of man ? The lady becomes untouchable! 

“Behind every successful man, there is a woman.”

We have all heard this phrase so many times. Be it from successful men who are sharing their top secret on success or any proud man who is glad to have his wife around. 

But have you ever thought of what happens to a woman who has a strong, focused, independent and a go-getter type of man behind her? The lady will be untouchable! 

It is said that most women love the ‘bad boys’ and not the “nice guys”. I am not sure of how true this is, but the question is: Why do the so-called bad boys have an edge of their “nice” counterparts?

-Confidence-

One thing I am sure about is that the “bad boys” always look like they are in charge, and can confidently do whatever they wish to.

Their long-held mantra is: “Always look confident, hit the nail on the head and always pursue your interest, regardless of how far-fetched a dream may seem”. Their pursuit target, most times, is usually women.

Unfortunately for the bad boys — contrary to their strongly-held belief –, not every woman finds them irresistible. Some of us are strongly attracted to “nice guys”.

Anyway, I seek to explain — from observation — why some women find love in the so-called “bad boys”.

Like I said, many “bad boys” seem to be in control, an attribute that sweeps many women off their feet.

-Style-

Another key magnet that the “bad boys” possess is their great sense of fashion. They know how to dress their bodies, blend the colours and wear the most appealing men’s perfume. Which woman doesn’t want to have a stunner of a man, anyway?

In a woman’s journey while seeking love, Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, advises that women should experiment with the “bad boys”, but refrain from settling down with them.

“When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands,” says the Facebook COO.

In a matter of hours, a “bad boy” can ruin your life eternity, and Sheryl best summarises this in her now-viral quote, which says: “The most important career choice you’ll make is who you marry.”