GOOD GÁ GO BAD
Let us know when your “bad boy” phase is over.
He’s got the stubble, the ink, the brooding stare and that sexy superbike. He takes ages to reply to texts, won’t reply in kind when you tell him you love him and when he makes love to you, it seems like there’s a tinge of anger – sexy anger but anger nonetheless. I know. So hot right?
So, you’ve fallen for a bad boy. On behalf of the other men trying to catch your eye, you’re welcome to him. Knock yourself out. We’ll just be waiting over here to help you pick up the pieces of your shattered heart when you discover his multiple Tinder accounts or his secret family in Lombok. And trust me, shatter it will. Hard.
So on behalf of the other better halves you overlooked in your quest for a little taste of danger, there are a few things than need to be said. First up, when he says “don’t fall in love with me”, he’s not being mysterious. He’s being an A-grade douche who is setting up an alibi when he inevitably does the dirty on you. “I told you not to fall in love me,” he’ll say, like it wasn’t his plan all along. Seriously, what kind of guy doesn’t want you to fall in love with him?
I say this not out of bitterness – okay, not entirely out of bitterness – but seriously, can the sex be that good that you’d put up with substandard everything else from this clown?
The point is, you should feel free to indulge in this phase all you like but please recognise it as such and spare the male collateral of those less look-at-me types who just happen to be sucked into this vortex and discarded. Because the thing is, for every woman who bemoans the lack of marriage material men on the scene, I can point out several she dismissed as not being “edgy” enough. Or that all-time heart-crusher, “he’s just too nice”. Well, excuse us for treating you with care, manners and – oh, wow, the sheer horror – chivalry. Please know I write this with no sense of Schadenfreude – a word your bad boy probably thinks means Belgian beer. We take no pleasure in how this story calamitously unfolds. It’s actually the opposite. We not only know how you should be treated, but want to get the opportunity to do so. And, no, you won’t be the one to “change” him for the better. And, no, it’s not that he just hasn’t been loved by a woman like you before. Those are just rationalisation pitstops on the bumpy road to “I can’t believe I fell for another guy like that”.
Do nice guys