not many alternatives
It's not that they like jerks, but that they're subconsciously hard-wired to respond to status indicators such as dominance and high risk tolerance/boldness, which are primal indicators of good mating material. These triggers are just as likely to be tripped by a nice guy who exhibits the traits, but those are few and far between. Unfortunately, in the case of "bad boys" it's a false positive.
they liek to be treated bad
I wonder that too.
girls confuse jerks with men with a strong, confident personality. the majority of girls (including me) aren't attracted to weak, insecure guys with a weak personality. we're basically looking for a guy with a confident character :) .
true, but i'm just saying, i'm not the type that goes for weak guys :/ , i'm not asking for an *******, i do want him to be decent and soft hearted, but i also want him to be sure of himself, to know how to stand up for me and himself! not run away from everything, or just walk away just because he's scared.
I think it is because they believe that jerks are alpha males.. They think bad boys are dominant.
They provide opportunity for excitement. Of course, it's the wrong kind, but who's thinking?
It's the alpha male thing.
One of lifes mysteries. I've been told that, on some level, women like to be treated like crap. Or that they hope to be able to change the guy.
It is. For both girls who want good guys, and the good guys who can't find girls who want them.
Because they like the sense of having a 'bad boy', but then they're risking their own safety and security in doing so.