A study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy focused on university women and their perception of the “nice guy” stereotype:
More than one half of the women agreed that nice guys have fewer sexual partners, however, more than one half also reported a preference for a nice guy over a bad boy as a date.
As hypothesized, women who placed a lesser emphasis on the importance of sex had fewer sexual partners, were less accepting of men who had many sexual partners and were more likely to choose the nice guy as a dating partner.
So when it comes to sex, women are more inclined toward the fiery, passionate qualities they attribute to the “bad boy” or the alpha male, but when it comes to dating and serious relationships, women claim to want a “nice guy.”
Girls like to have someone around to whom they can express their feelings, but women are sexual creatures, so when it’s time to jump in the sack, we want a guy who is going to lay it down.
This means even though we ladies claim to want serious relationships with good guys, we end up going for the guy who’s no good for us.
So it’s sex that ultimately drives a woman into the arms of the alpha assh*le. What a tangled web we weave, no?
We just don’t learn our lesson
A study from researchers at Hartpury College in England, of 146 British women, ages 18-24, found that even the most seasoned daters still tended to fall for men who expelled narcissistic qualities.
The narcissistic male does not make a good partner, but even experienced females do not realize this.
These women even often ended up married to narcissists. In a tragic twist of fate, the assh*les are now breeding assh*les. Oy vey.
The tests are tried and true; women habitually chase these d-bags, despite how many times they have their hearts broken.
It’s like we just can’t help ourselves. We want those arrogant dicks who make us somehow feel alive.