…And not even from the manosphere, either.
There are some gem quotes in this one.
Q: Bad boys. What’s the allure?
Dan Indante:Women are lying when they say they want a nice guy. Their mothers might want them to meet Mr. Right, but they all want the bad boys. The nice guys are too accessible, and women really want what they can’t have. When a guy treats a woman poorly, it makes her think she can’t have him. It’s the thrill of the hunt, the forbidden fruit.
Here’s a particularly important section:
Q: Are there certain times women are more drawn to bad boys — say, when they’re young and not interested in a serious relationship?
Marcelle: My tastes definitely changed over time. Bad boys slept on futons, good guys slept in real beds. After a while, I started wanting to sleep in a real bed.
Translation: Now that I’m no longer as hot as I was before and I’m running out of time to have children I realize I need to settle for some poor sap who’s willing to pay for me.
Here’s where I don’t agree with (large parts of) the manosphere. Don’t “game” this girl. Forget about her. She’s not worth it.
Another important bit:
Q: How does a guy give himself away as good or bad on a first date?
Lisa: I can tell if he’ll be a good guy or a bad boy before we even go out. If he’s too shy when we make plans, he’s going to be a lame good-guy date. But if he takes charge and tells me what we’ll be doing, I know I may have found a bad boy.
Wow, guys should take charge! Whoda thunk it?
There are two morals to take from all of this. One is that if women have this sort of attitude to the very idea of dating nice guys, then leave. She’s not worth it.
The other is that”nice” and “not masculine” are not synonyms.