As much as we all talk about wanting a sensitive, in-touch-with-his-emotions man who won’t ridicule us for wanting to watch The Notebook, I think it’s safe to say a bad boy never fails to take our breath away.
There is something magnetic about a man with a take-no-prisoners attitude that lives life by his own rules. These are our Alphas and we never fail to fall for them. What better fantasy fodder is there than a man that walks on the edge of truly being bad. Who keeps us panting as we wait and wonder will he or won’t he?
Frankly, bad boys are also a hell of a lot more fun to write. The man who always does the right thing at the right time is predictable. There’s no tension or uncertainty. That plot is essentially hum drum, we always know what’s coming.
Bad boys aren’t afraid to break the rules. Especially rules that make no practical sense. They speak their mind. You never question whether a bad boy thinks you’re hot. And, most importantly, all truly great bad boys have an honor code. And, it is that code that underlies all of the rebellion that makes us fall in love with them.
Good guys are great too, but, let’s face it, we love good guys best when they are being bad.