By MH Staff - Posted on 1st October 2013
It’s sad but true: girls dig bad boys – to a point. This is what you need to know….
1 Love Yourself First
Research shows that men who rate high in narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism (traits cinematically called the “Dark Triad”) do get more tail. Conversely, a new study finds that being too nice too early isn’t sexually appealing.
2 The Sexy Chivalry
It's a lot more than money. It’s a way of interacting with women, and it involves channelling confidence without coming across as arrogant. It’s no surprise that self-assurance is sexy; take this amusing study from the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. Researchers shot 15-second clips of men after the men had used either a scented body spray or one without scent, and then asked women to watch the videos and rate the men for attractiveness. The ladies judged the deodorant-blasted men as better looking, on average, though obviously they couldn’t smell them. Apparently, the scented guys felt more confident, and their self-assured body language made women’s hearts flutter.
3 Be More Exciting
Women have a deep desire for savvy, adventurous types. Dr Kristina Durante, a psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin, studies how young women respond to dependable good guys versus mysterious bad boys. In one study, women chatted with a man followed by his “twin brother” (actually the same actor) at separate sessions. The guy followed a family-man script in one encounter and an exciting, wanderlusty script for the other.
“It was incredible to watch the difference in the women’s behaviour,” Durante says. “When the ‘good dad’ asked about travel, we’d hear a woman say, ‘I was just in Vegas with my boyfriend.’ But with the sexy cad, she said, ‘I was in Vegas with a friend.’ Consciously or not, she wanted to keep the possibility of a relationship open.”