Do girls prefer bad boys?
I’ve always had the feeling that many girls really prefer the bad boys; maybe not as marriage material, but for pretty much everything else.
And I just got some of that confirmed when I wrote my recent article “I’ve been a bad boy.” This article was featured by CounterPunch, which has been named “America’s best political newsletter” by Out of Bounds Magazine.
In that article I had a link to the Dr. Peter Rost blog. And the onslaught was immediate and overwhelming, like a tsunami wave of readers. Mind you, I’ve had a few articles published by CounterPunch in the past, but nothing created a storm of new readers sweeping down onto my personal blog like this one.
Of course, I don’t know if all those readers consisted of girls, and clearly the fact that CounterPunch had added the words, “Posting Naughty Pictures” above my headline “I've Been a Very Bad Boy,” may have had something to do with the onslaught. So maybe it was mostly men coming by.
But I’d like to pretend it was mostly women.
After all, the article really dealt with the fact that I’d been a bad boy and hadn’t stuck to more serious topics and the article also happened to get into the joy of attending depositions.
And many readers obviously wanted to know more, so they came over to my place to take a look at the other articles.
It made me realize that what we really, really want and what we say we want are often to different things.
It’s the old story about the guy who claims he reads Playboy because of the articles.
Reality is that we may all be interested in important political stuff, analysis, and policy, but there are a few things that are simply irresistible.
Like a bad boy or a legal drama.