Conformity is everywhere, so it feels good to be with someone who's proud of exactly who he is, no matter how "wrong" of a lifestyle he may lead.
As appealing as he is, though, you can't date a bad boy without experiencing some harrowing struggles.
Many women are so enamored with the interest of a bold man that they overlook his horrible actions and attitude.
[Read: 10 guys you should stop dating if you want real love] Why do so many women, even when faced with blatant disrespect, tough it out with bad boys?
I'm self-aware enough to know the good girl/bad boy is definitely an overused media trope.
But, like other tropes, I've definitely fallen for it.
Otherwise intelligent women assure themselves that they alone have the power to transform a rebel into the man he’s destined to become.
There are so many excuses women make for their bad boys that it will take another article to discuss.
Every woman has her own perception of a "bad boy."Maybe he has tattoos or piercings. Maybe he resists authority and prefers to come up with his own ideas about the world instead of listening to what other people tell him to do.
Whoever he is, every woman has come in contact with her own Bender from "The Breakfast Club," her own Shawn from "Boy Meets World" or her own Tyga -- a guy who unexpectedly comes along, sweeps her off her feet and makes her realize just how damn angelic and naive she really is.
Ego-based reasoning may feel empowering in the moment, but it’s delusional and in some cases, it can even be dangerous.
There are so many awesome men out there waiting for you. Right, evaluate the qualities that bring to the table.
Underneath the drugs, the tattoos, the crimes and the anarchy, he's a good guy... The truth is that we've all got a little good and bad in us.