Bad boys = Bad boyfriends. I can understand the appeal, their rebellious nature, their apathetic approach to life, and their lack of basic hygiene. This is all alluring in the isolated scope of high school, where prom and locker gossip is the only truth you adhere to. Bad boys have become a popular staple in teen fiction since the 50’s with James Dean’s rendition of a tormented youth, and there’s been a plethora of imitators ever since.
Then there’s the rich bad boy, the Chuck Bass’s of the world; manipulative, spoiled, walking venereal disease who has more dirty laundry than the dry cleaners. If you are lucky enough to marry one of these gems, expect embezzlement, dead hookers, and an illegitimate love child scandal waiting in your future.
I get it. I really do. But young girls need to be aware that it takes more than a smile and starring at each other for hours to reverse years of deviant behavior. And girls are deluding themselves if they think otherwise. Some girls deliberately seek out the bad boy as a means to escape their strict, mundane lives. It’s exciting and sexy to live on the edge, which makes for a lot of passion and irrational thinking.
Tips to live by: If a guy declares that he can’t live without you, Run! Unless you’re donating an organ to this dude, this is not flattering. This means he has nothing else going for him, no aspirations, no dreams, and nothing interesting to talk about for all eternity but how much he loves you. That gets boring after the ten thousandth time you hear it.
What girls don’t realize is that those Brian Krakows of the world will end up being the Bill Gates and the Mark Zukerbergs of the world, while your bad boy will end up on an episode of Cops or Judge Judy.
~The more you know~