Stereotype though it may seem, I think we’re all, at heart, aware of the truth behind the words “every girl loves a bad boy.” No matter how much women coo over the gentleman, and no matter how much they claim they’re looking for someone who will “treat them right,” they always fall for the uncouth ruffian.
Badassery and how to get it
We could sit here all day discussing the reasons behind this—the socio-historical associations that incline women toward the more ill-mannered and macho of the male population, but it wouldn’t help us get the girl.
So, if you’re looking to transform yourself into that guy—the one who walks into a bar with a sneer on his lip and a swagger in his gait—and have all the local lovelies flocking to your side for a change, read these 20 tips on how to become the badass bad boy of every girl’s dreams.
#1 Your body is NOT a temple. Women don’t want to date a guy with prissier eating habits than themselves. Real men eat meat, drink without shame, and don’t really care about the ill effects of what they’re putting into their bodies.
Bad boy quote: “Salad!? Give me a burger, beer, and a packet of smokes!”
#2 Be brash. Confidence is one of the major turn-ons for women, and letting them see how self-assured you are is bound to reel them in. Draw in the girls, and scare off the guys, with an unashamed display of brashness.
Bad boy quote: “Stand aside, dude, it’s time she experienced a real man.” [Read: 12 tips to transform yourself from a nice guy to a real man]
#3 Do what you want. Don’t kow-tow to women to keep them sweet. All you’ll do is have their respect for you slowly diminish. Do what you want, when you want.
Bad boy quote: “Yeah, I know you don’t want me to do that. So?”
#4 Know your own mind. In a similar fashion to #3, know what you think about things and stick to your guns. Wavering opinions are not what a woman’s dreams are made of.
Bad boy quote: “I’d like to say I respect your opinion…but I’d be lying.”
#5 Be selfish. The ultimate display of confidence: let everyone know that the most important person in your life is you—and act accordingly.
Bad boy quote: “You’re the second most important person in my life…after me.” [Read: 20 traits that make a guy a real man]
#6 Be passionate. Bad boys are physically passionate, and don’t worry about propriety. If they want to display their passion, they will, no matter who frowns at them for doing so.
Bad boy quote: “Pucker up, babe.”
#7 Get the girl you want. Gents sit waiting all night for the right time to execute a first kiss. A bad boy walks over to his prey without invitation, leans in, and kisses her deeply. If he gets a slap, so what…he knows the bait has been cast and that she’ll be back for more—despite her protests.
Bad boy quote: “Ditch the loser. We got a life to live.” [Read: How to be masculine without being an annoying jerk]
#8 Don’t be the class clown. Jokers can elicit a certain amount of attention from women, but it’s the smoking hot, sardonic mystery men who walk away with them. To some women, playing the joker is a comfortable and almost feminine role—not the effect you’re after.
Bad boy quote: “Do I look like I’m joking?”
#9 Don’t be the confidant. Do not enter friend territory. You may end up with most of her attention for the evening, but it will very much be in a platonic, no-hope-in-hell of getting laid kind of way.
Bad boy quote: “Ain’t you gotta a friend you can talk to about this ****?” [Read: How to avoid a girl’s friend zone and make her sexually desire you]
#10 Don’t say sorry. Sorry is a word women associate with surrender, and they don’t want a man who surrenders. They want one who can stick their chin out and say, “Take your best shot.”
Bad boy quote: “Why say sorry when I’m not?”
#11 Be spontaneous. Bad boys don’t care if they’re going to work in the morning or they have a family function to attend. If they want to do something, they do it, no matter how crazy or impractical it may be.
Bad boy quote: “Pack your bags, beautiful. We’re going to Rio.”
#12 Don’t preen. Looking in mirrors, constantly brushing your hair, straightening creases in trousers—these are all preening behaviors that are guaranteed to turn a woman off. A bad boy is happy with who he is, and doesn’t feel the need to improve.
Bad boy quote: “If I got it, it’s good enough.”
#13 Break the rules. No smoking areas, do not walk on the grass signs—all negotiable. To the bad boy, this is his planet, and the only rules worth obeying are the ones he makes. If anyone pitches up, berating you for your lack of compliance, then let them know very vocally what you think of their silly little regulations. Women love a man who won’t back down.
Bad boy quote: “What is this…North Korea?” [Read: 9 big differences between a confident man and a cocky arrogant one]
#14 Don’t open up. Confessions about feelings, family histories, worries, and concerns are a big no-no in the bad boy book of conduct. A shrug of the shoulders and a laconic dismissal is the most that anyone should get from you whenever such subjects arise.
Bad boy quote: “Freud?… Ain’t that a brand of cigarettes?”
#15 Live life on the edge. Live dangerously, on the edge, and without regret. Danger is such an exciting thing for women to see men experiencing, and it really puts you above the rest of the competition.
Bad boy quote: “Crash helmets are for wimps.” [Read: Good Vs. Bad – Why girls find bad boys irresistible]
#16 Stop caring. A bad boy cares about where his next beer is going to be drunk. Exclamations of sympathy and understanding should be left to the chicks.
Bad boy quote: “Charity begins at home, dude.”
#17 Take up some room. Want to be a bad boy? Use your body to express yourself and take up all the room around you. Don’t hide in a corner somewhere, and perch on the edge of a seat. It looks wimpy.
Bad boy quote: “My ass, my sofa.”
#18 Be a hero. If you see a damsel in distress, then don’t ignore her. Even bad boys wouldn’t walk by a lady in need. Don’t act like a wimp, either, though, and make sure you tell whoever’s hassling her to get lost in no uncertain terms.
Bad boy quote: “Yo, fella…take a walk.” [Read: The mental checklist women use to evaluate men they date]
#19 Get physical. At some point, you’re going to piss a woman off. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t like you; rather, she’s playing the game. Nothing’s more bad boy than leaning across the exit to block her way and looking her unerringly in the eye, and nothing’s more guaranteed to make her melt into your arms.
Bad boy quote: “I ain’t moving until I get a kiss.” [Read: 30 alpha male traits that’ll turn you into a real alpha overnight]
#20 Don’t be scared to offend. Be loud, be crass, be whatever you want to, and show that you aren’t afraid of showing the world exactly who you are.
Bad boy quote: “I don’t give a flying **** if there are ladies present!”
[Read: 25 awesomely bad ways to be a total badass other guys fear and all girls love]
Try a bit of the old rough and ready routine and watch the girls flock to your side. Because, no matter how much they fight it, every girl wants a bad boy!
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