The appeal of bad girls

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I stumbled upon this article in The Star today. Jess Teh, aged 30, and still looking mighty fine, is facing two drug charges. One is for methamphetamine consumption and the other is for the possession of 0.79 grams of cannabis. I’m puzzled. 0.79 grams is a minuscule amount for cannabis – it’s usually sold in amounts of 10 grams and above.

I digress. I like how the article described her as “always fashionable” and my favorite description of the delicious Jess is “She walked past pressmen in her usual unapproachable manner, with a scowl and in a black T-shirt with the words “Don’t ask why” printed on it.” (emphasis mine).

She’s got attitude, and the photo I nicked from The Star shows that she isn’t too hard on the eyes either. It got me wondering though, why do guys like “bad girls”? I know why women like “bad boys” and the dark triad of personalities theory but how does that hold for the XY chromosome persuasion?

I sat down long and hard thinking about this and all I could come up with is The Offspring song Want You Bad. ;)

I know your arms are open wide, but you’re a little on the straight side, I can’t lie
Your one vice is you’re too nice
Come around now can you see?
I want you all tattooed. I want you bad.
Complicated. X-rated.
I want you bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.

Seriously though, for me, I think it’s the appeal of familiarity and the thrill – Aries are notorious thrill seekers.

What about you? Do you get attracted to bad boys/girls?

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20 thoughts on “The appeal of bad girls

  1. ooo..so you’re an aries too… birthday coming soon??? well, i’m an aries too but umm.. i am a more of staying-in-my-comfort-zone aries..
    frankly speaking, when i was young, i like boys with naughty and bad look, but it changes now (wei, only 24 years old lah).. prefer those with a future

  2. Hell yeah – bad girrrls rrrock ;)
    It’s like you said: it’s all about the thrill – and what is more thrilling than a good looking, drug-taking, tattoed/pierced babe (ideally with intellectual abilities as well)?! (Well, this definately does not apply to all human beings but only to people with an similar lifestyle/interests).
    I used to love this kind of relationships but you always had to be aware of the danger, losing your heart to a girl with this certain characteristics may never ever be a good idea… ;)
    Personally I condsider me getting too old for that “road movie love” because if you are thinking about starting a family you might be searching for someone with slightly different qualities – everything at the proper time.

  3. Dunno about bad, tattoed-and-pierced girls, but girls who spend too much time worrying about breaking their nails or messing their hairdo are not much fun, IMHO

  4. Wow! I like ShaolinTiger’s statement. Open-ended, no definite answer.
    Maybe some bad girls turn the other way round. Maybe some good girls gone bad, quoting hitomi.
    Conclusion, the definition of “bad girls” varies. Even the standard/quality of “bad-ness” varies. LOL!
    Whatever..

  5. Myhorng: Haha!
    cwee: Same holds true! :)
    JW: Yeah, but still, the laws are quite strict. 0.79 grams would still be Section 6 – two years jail or RM 2,000 fine or both.
    aw: I hear you mate. :)
    Cheryl: Yup, search for dark triad of personalities. :)
    ShaolinTiger: Heh! Same here, buddy. :)
    cindy khor: Yeah, I’m an Aries. 5th of April, straight in the middle of the Aries period, which makes me a very Aries Aries. :)
    Ya, like ST said, depends on whether it’s for fun or marriage. :)
    Mellissa: Heh! Well, after a certain age, you start to think of marriage but the appeal is still there. At least for me.
    hitomi: True that. ;)
    raoul duke: Yeah, I’ve been through a “bad girls” period for a very long time. It’s hard for me to stick with “good girls”. They don’t have the mystique to hold my interest for long while bad girls can usually twirl me around their little finger. :S
    I’m rethinking about all this though coz I’m ripe for marriage. I want a good girl for marriage. :)
    Hypocrisy eh?
    jessy: Especially before your menstrual period. :)
    raoul duke: Indeed it does, my friend. :)
    JW: You just wasted an hour of my time mate. ;)
    You know I’ll be interested. I read the entire PDF paper, in DETAIL.
    Cheers for the link! :)
    julian: Yeah, a solid AYE to that. :)
    maggot: The appeal of the dark side is strong. ;)
    Juice: True, but bad girls are not marriage material. It’s just the appeal. :)

  6. badddd boyyyssss but that was long before, you know during those growing up years, but in the end of the day, I would like to settle down with someone of a future prospect. It’s thrilling yes but you wouldnt know what happens in future, life like those is full of dramas and danger, and do not know what to expect, life will be so unpredictable

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