Let’s be real, no matter how much we complain about bad boys especially our very own Yoruba demons we just can’t seem to get over them. Something about them just seems to get us hooked. There’s no doubt that many women are attracted to guys that they know will ultimately be bad for them and we’ve gathered some reasons why.
They are very attractive
We’re not only talking about their looks or physique here. It’s really about their composure and sense of style. Their mysterious personality coupled with the bad boy looks makes them irresistible. The study by Nicholas Holtzman and Michael Strube of Washington University in St. Louis found that narcissists, unsurprisingly, are better at making themselves look physically appealing. Which explains why it’s definitely not a coincidence that bad boys have an amazing wardrobe and amazing haircuts with a clean shave. They work hard at it.
You’re seeking adventure
Bad boys are typically thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. They’re always open to having a good time even at their and your own expense. Some ladies find themselves drawn to bad boys because they are looking to get more out of life and have more fun. A 2016 study conducted at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona showed that a number of women were attracted to bad boy types because they were considered captivating. “While they are selfish, rule-breaking, imprudent, and rebellious, they are also brave, temerarious, independent, and self-reliant—and they live frantic, galvanizing lives,” said lead researcher Fernando Gutiérrez.
It Might Be A Self Esteem Issue
This reason stems from a number of causes. It’s could be because of childhood issues, poor father/daughter relationships or attraction to someone with similar personality traits with their dad. Whatever the reason may be, some girls are attracted to bad boys because they are looking for some sort of acceptance or approval.
He has a strong opinion about things and is vocal about it
“Bad Boys” are generally committed to their choices whether right or wrong, good or bad (which might also be labelled as stubborn). They tend not to apologize for their actions (which makes us crazy on one hand, but on the other, is an indicator of their commitment to their choices.). For some women seeing this commitment to their choices makes them believe that if they can get him to choose them it’ll mean he will be committed to them.