Good Girls Like Bad Boys
Why do good girls like bad boys?
These questions are very commonly asked.
Why is it notorious boys of films or sports enjoy large female fan following? Women love men with unconventional traits. These traits make them attractive and also makes them more sexually appealing. Women get the feeling that these 'macho' men can satisfy them better than the usual, run-of-the-mill kind of men will be able to, explains clinical psychologist Seema Hingorrany. According to her, these kind of men give women an adrenaline rush.
Ovulation Leads Women to Perceive Sexy Cads as Good Dads, with Vladas Griskevicius, Jeffry A. Simpson, Stephanie M. Cantu and Norman P. Li, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, PDF. Cads are men whose behavior is unprincipled or dishonorable.
Various studies as in Durante et al. (2012) have found that ovulating women have an increased desire for the prototypical sexy cads, that is men who are attractive, dominant and who live on the edge, even though these men may not be interested in a long term relationship.
Clear evidence is given that ovulating women tend to
perceive men who are sexy, charismatic and socially dominant as better prospective
fathers. Durante et al. (2012) concluded that ovulating women desire such mates because
they believe that these sexy cads will provide genetic benefits to future offspring. This
explains why women will sometimes give in to the charming wiles of a womanizer, as
hormonal fluctuations interfere with logical thinking.