The “Bad Boy vs Mr Nice Guy” debate has being going on for years, with the general feeling among men being that the bad boys always seem to get the girl, leaving them busy at home writing poetry and making home made valentines day cards for the girl of their dreams.
In a recent poll carried out by relationshipsurgery.com, over 87% of women questioned said they prefer “nice guys” with only 13% saying they prefer “bad boys”. This obviously goes against the general view of most men so what’s going on? Why when females clearly prefer the “nice guy” do they choose the “bad boy” knowing there is a high likelihood it will end in heart ache?
Rory Marshall of Relationship Surgery said “after a great deal of research into the psychology behind the bad boy phenomenon, there is clearly a biological and chemical reason for the attraction, which the female is not always aware of”.
It’s in their Genes
Marshall went on to explain that evolutionary biology tells us that the times of the cave man, their behaviour developed around helping to attracting a mate. Cave men would prance around hunting for supper showing strength showing the woman they will produce strong children and look after the family.
This behaviour in 2013 can often be seen in the “bad boy” when they fight or are confrontational with other men. The female doesn’t know it but they are subconsciously attracted to this until they are in a lot of cases cheated on or abused themselves at which point the say goodbye to the modern day cave man and run into the arms of the “nice guy”.
It could be said that the nice guy doesn’t actually miss out; they just need to patiently wait for the girl to follow their reason rather than their primal instincts.
Anna Jones is the co-founder of the Relationship Surgery and has devoted years to reading books and contributing to websites to help people out when they are struggling with relationship matters. We at SM thanked Anna for her contribution to the blog and wish her
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