The first bad boy that comes to my mind is Sawyer from Lost... I always preferred Jack. (image via thegamecodex.com)
Maybe it’s just because I’ve always been attracted to the nice guy, but I cannot see why anyone would like a bad boy.
Actually, I can see why. Bad boys, at least the ones portrayed in pop culture, do possess some admirable qualities. They’re often confident, charismatic, and cool under pressure. Their
stupid spontaneous behavior makes them thrilling and unpredictable, thus, exciting to be around. Besides, it’s not like we can control who we fall in love with.
However, I think some
shallow people individuals underestimate the potential danger of being in a relationship with a bad boy. They are, you know, bad. Slick leather and sexy sunglasses can’t cover up irresponsibility, unfaithfulness, and inconsideration. I think that 95% of the time when girls and guys say they’re attracted to bad boys, they’re really saying that they’re attracted to the bad boy concept (or, image), not the bad boy himself. I mean, how could anyone possibly want to be with a scumbag cheater?
Cue ChunJi, who cheats on his girlfriends in Teen Top's music video for "No More Perfume On You". But look at his smile!
I’ve never encountered a bad boy like the ones shown in books and TV shows – I guess I should be thankful for that, but I doubt anyone could perfectly perpetuate such an image. When I think of a bad boy, I think of someone who is unreliable and doesn’t care about their girlfriend or boyfriend’s feelings. AKA, someone who’s not worth your time.
Are you a fan of bad boys? If so, what aspect of their personality/image are you attracted to? What do you think of when you hear the term “bad boy”?