Although most people would not think of Dracula as a hero, but many bad boy vampires have made the leap into the heroic halls. Vampires are the hero in Blade, Twilight, and a dozen more movies, and countless books. Makes you wonder if the vampire wasn’t more seductive when he was totally evil.
When a man is soulless, a woman has to give up a great deal to be with him, such as life itself. Sacrifice is part of the bad boy package. A woman or girl willingly leaves behind her old life. That might mean family, a job, a house, or even walking in the sunlight. For no logical reason, women like the idea of chucking it all for that one super hot guy, at least in movies and book. Her love is so strong she doesn’t need anything like emotional support, money, or health insurance. Our movie heroine isn’t thinking of any of those when she swings her leg over his bike in preparation of roaring down a new road. This would involve being traditional, normal. Bad boys are action, not contemplation.
Most of these media-driven stereotypes are harmless unless you fall into the trap of chasing after bad boys in the belief your life will morph into a romance novel or a romcom. It doesn’t work that way. Bad boys can and often do grow up and change their ways. Not because of the right woman, but because they chose too.
Who’s your favorite bad boy?