Girls like jerks

February 24, 2008

Or, at least, they seem to. Why?

Here’s how the jerk spell works: we meet the jerk and in some twisted way are seduced by his confidence, charm, and passion…

As much as I hate to say it, girls love jerks…Speaking from the guy’s perspective, I’ve never quite understood what draws sane, attractive, bright women to guys who act like jerks. Maybe it is the thrill of the unexpected. Maybe it is trying to outplay him in his own game. Maybe it is hoping that deep down he is a nice guy and you are going to prove it to your naysayer friends.

My theory: Females are weary of the metro-sexualized pansies that are being produced by mass media and feminist parenting theory. So, when a jerk shows up, he rather easily passes as masculine, assertive, and powerful, simply by virtue of contrast with the aforementioned fellows. His character is egotistical but his personality is sexy.

Seems like the market is pretty ripe for real men who have real values. Sign me up.

EDIT: A surprisingly thoughtful article on real manhood from WikiHow (minus the inborn homosexuality line). More thoughtful (but not surprisingly so) words on manhood from Al Mohler: Part 1, Part 2.

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