Reasons why good girls fall for bad guys...

If you have been in the dating world for a while or really just paying attention to those dating around you, you would have likely noticed a universal phenomenon — “bad boys” and “good girls” seem to naturally attract each other.

This kind of relationship may well be the most self destructive type and there can be a number of different reasons for that.

A common misconception is that the bad boy — a guy with an obvious wild side — is somehow manipulating the “good girl” and creating a fictional (therefore, attractive) dating relationship.

In reality, and in the vast majority of cases, the girl actively seeks out her “bad boy” counterpart. Unless she stops to think about WHY she chases after this kind of guy, often she may be unaware of this need to be in a relationship with someone with a different personality than herself.

Here are 4 major reasons why a so called “good girl” may want to jump into a relationship with a “bad boy”:

1. She wants to fix him

Many women come from families where their fathers were unavailable to them emotionally. This could be from a divorce that kept the young girl and her father apart or, because a father who was present physically was not really there emotionally for the child. In this situation the women attempt to recreate the 'lost' emotions with the feeling that they do all that it takes to fix the bad guy so that he doesn't become like their father's type. 

2. She wants someone familiar

Everyone is attracted to personality types that are familiar, even if they are not the good types. This means women who had fathers who were “bad boys” and perhaps were total disaster as husbands are going to be attracted to the exact emotional traits and characteristics in their own partners.

3. She wants something TOTALLY new

For some women choosing a guy who is a complete opposite and offers a change of pace, new adventure and even a bit of controlled risk is a big attractor. However, women often fail to understand that taking such risks isn’t something that is carefully thought out and, with time, the risk will increase and the adventure will become more and more stressful and destructive.

4. She wants to SAVE him

The last issue that drives many “good girls” to enter into relationships with guys who are on the wild side is the drive to rescue or to salvage what she may see as a troubled soul. In reality changing a personality is impossible unless the other person recognizes the issue and genuinely wants to make a change to keep the relationship healthy.