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Why (some) women go for bad boys

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Vanessa Thorpe of the Guardian discusses why some women go for bad boys such as Lord Byron or Russell Brand. One wonders…could it be because these women are simply…unintelligent?

OK, maybe that’s being unnecessarily mean, because even I understand the role of implicit associations, upbringing, social legacy and socialisation on making us humans what and who we are. But even given all of that, there is still such a thing as sitting down and thinking about the saneness (or lack of saneness) of getting together with a bad boy.

Maybe we shouldn’t only look at the women who actually go for bad boys, but equally look at women who do not go for bad boys? Now, that could yield some interesting results…