Dating Experts Explain Why Women Fall in Love with Sexy Felons, Hot Rebels, and Other "Bad Boys"

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Recently, social media has been buzzing over Jeremy Meeks, whose attractive mugshot has inspired the #feloncrushfriday hash tag, and whose Facebook Community page has almost 200,000 "likes." Dating experts and internationally known authors David and Jonathan Bennett explain why the "science of attraction" shows that this phenomenon isn't shocking, and in fact normal: women are attracted to hot "bad boys" over boring "nice guys."

Women falling for 'bad boys' is normal, but women should take steps to avoid indulging the attraction.

Social media is buzzing about Jeremy Meeks, the felon whose attractive mugshot inspired #feloncrushfriday and other social media trends praising "hot" criminals. Why are so many women swooning over Meeks, even though he is a convicted violent felon currently charged with multiple crimes, and similar criminals?

David and Jonathan Bennett, owners of The Popular Man, and authors of Be Popular Now: How Any Man Can Become Confident, Attractive, And Successful (And Have Fun Doing It) explain that this phenomenon of women falling for "bad boys" is normal, but women should take steps to avoid indulging the attraction.

David Bennett explains: "In our 'How To Identify and Avoid Jerks' talk, we outline that attraction occurs in the older regions of our brains, which we share with lower animals. Attraction isn't logical. It is automatic and subconscious. When a woman sees a guy with pretty eyes and a symmetrical and chiseled face, there is a part of her that is really attracted to that, even if the more logical parts of her brain know it is a bad idea."

Bennett and Bennett contend that "bad boys" may even have an attraction advantage over boring guys. "Evolution has made it so that women look for guys that can survive, and provide for them. A 'bad boy' who doesn't care what anybody thinks is going to present as more attractive in this way than a boring guy who won't stand up to anybody."

They also explain that a guy's 'niceness' has very little to do with basic attraction. "Nice is good, but evolution didn't wire women's brains to seek out 'niceness.' Of course, women can override their feelings of attraction to a bad guy, and date the nicer guy that isn't as exciting. We recommend women and men both learn to consciously identify jerk behavior quickly, and ignore the bad person for a better one, before the brain chemistry of long-term attraction kicks in. So... keep the felon crushes to a minimum."

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