We say it so much that it’s almost cliché. What really is a bad boy? We’ll throw some things out there, let us know if they stick.
Bad boys are hyper-masculine. Almost Alpha males. Not to say that there aren’t some nice guys who have high testosterone levels, but bad boys take it to the extreme. Bad boys are intense. About everything. How they make their money. How people see them. Well, there is an exception. Relationships. They are hot (sex) and cold (commitment) about that.
Bad boys have really strict boundaries. You can’t really make them do anything they don’t wanna do. Even if it’s a better option than what they’re currently doing. (Come to think of it, that sounds more like they’re really stubborn.)
Bad boys do whatever they want, when they want, pretty much regardless of the consequences. If you get hurt in the process, so be it. Oh, and a lot of bad boys care about their appearance. Not in the pretty boy kind of way. Their hair and clothing don’t matter nearly as much as their muscle mass. (On the low, that alone makes them pretty hot!)
When you think about all of that, it’s not enough to make a woman hunt a man down. So what is it, really, about a bad boy that gets us all in a tizzy if not a total emotional wreck? Good freakin’ question.