20 Subtle Traits Of 'Bad Boys' Which We Can’t Help But Fall For

20 Subtle Traits Of 'Bad Boys' Which We Can’t Help But Fall For

They make life a lot more exciting and adventurous, but they also have the ability to completely ruin it in a single blink of an eye

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So, I guess the word's out—I have a type, and I'm into "bad boys"

What I find ironic about these boys is that we definitely can't live with them, but somehow we find ourselves not wanting to live without them. They make life a lot more exciting and adventurous, but they also have the ability to completely ruin your life with a single blink of an eye.

Bad boys are some of the most arrogant, narcissist and heartless creatures to walk this planet, but they're also known for having this perfect mix of good looks, confidence, and intelligence which girls find hella attractive.

So if you're someone like me who isn't looking to settle down any time soon or seeking committed relationships just yet, it's safe to say that we're impotently addicted to subtle traits of a true "bad boy" which we can't help but fall madly for.

Here's a complication of 20 of them:

1. That confident, smoldering sexy gaze 

Hot damn, I can spot a bad boy in a crowd of people just by this specific gaze. Bad boys have this "I'm sexy and I know it" mantra, which this gaze reflects pretty accurately.

2. His mind game strategies are 10/10 

I mean, I'm not necessarily saying that he's Harvard Law material but he has a great deal of intelligence, which might explain why he's so good at playing mind games with you.

3. He drives like he’s auditioning for "Fast & Furious"

Doesn't matter who's in the car with him, he's running that yellow light and making that sharp right hand swerve.

4. Movie and dinner kind of date? Pshhh

Ever gone bar hopping? Drag racing? Cliff jumping? Yeah, if you're an adrenaline junkie like me then look for a bad boy, because they're the only ones willing to go with you.

5. “Lemme spark one real quick”

That frown, though.

6. His “drinks are on me” attitude

He guzzles alcohol like there's no tomorrow, man. Trying to keep up with him is a challenge of itself, especially if you're a notorious one shot wonder like me.

7. He never tries to express his emotions

Bad boys will never let their emotions get the best of them, never. He would rather get tased, publicly humiliated and then run over by a pickup truck than to admit how much he cares about you.

8. Buuut he’s probably a momma’s boy at heart

Behind that emotionless persona, however, there's probably a hidden momma's boy who dials up his mom on the reg and wears a floral apron whenever he helps in the kitchen.

9. He’s a walking perfume bomb

Maybe it's to mask all that smell of cigarette smoke or the scent of other girls he had around before you came over, but he smells like an Armani showroom.

10. He’s a Hypebeast/Supreme merch fiend

Apparently, the Supreme fanny pack became the unofficial "bad boy" accessory beginning Fall 2017.

11. His intentions are to smash and dash

One night stands, casual sex, friends with benefits, you name it. "Bad boys" will avoid committed relationships like the plague, which is great because you can't imagine what it would be like bringing a shithead like him to Thanksgiving dinner

12. "What’s it gonna take for me to rip that dress off of you?”

File this under compliments a "bad boy" will give you when you're looking good

13. "Baby girl"

He calls you his "baby girl"—but don't fall for it, he probably has hundreds of other “baby girls" hitting him up.

You're probably baby girl #134 for all he knows.

14. His aggressive expression of passion

He's not like the good boys who caresses your face or gently strokes your hair, he will literally have you in a semi head lock when you're lying next to him and he doesn't want you to leave his side.

15. Two words: Muscular. Arms.

Excuse me, I think I need to go sit down for a minute.

16. He has a budding rapping career, or at least attempted one

Think of any hip hop rapper (especially G-Eazy) and imagine what they would be like without that bad boy persona

17. Or if he's not the musical/creative type, he's probably in finance

"Wolf of Wall Street," my ass.

18. Despite having no plans in his love life, he is ambitious AF

Internships, scholarships, whatever it is, he has a career path planned out, he's ambitious and knows what he's going to do with his life.

19. He's probably from LA or NYC

Honestly, you're not gonna find a lot of bad boys in Wyoming or Montana. But head to any major U.S. city and POOF, bad boy central.

20. He's just someone you think you shouldn't be around

This one pretty much sums it up. Whenever you're with him, you feel as if either:

1. He's a bad influence

2. He's about to get you in trouble

3. You can't control yourself around him.

Indeed, it is time to be bad.

Literally, so hot RN

Literally, so hot RN

I Am A Hopeless Romantic Living In A World Where One-Night Stands Are The Norm

It's the little things.

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In today's society, it can certainly start to feel like no one takes love seriously anymore.

Whether it's that one couple who has broken up and gotten back together more times than you can count, the two friends-with-benefits no one can figure out, your local womanizer, or just hookups in general, love and lust are a huge part of specifically college life and culture.

As a hopeless romantic, being part of a generation that "just wants to have fun" can be really frustrating, especially when you just want to find something real. It is so easy for people to put on a fake act just to get what they want and sometimes this can be extremely hard to see through. I'm sure we've all had some kind of incident with someone who played nice but had ulterior motives and the sad truth is that it can be impossible to recognize a person's artificiality.

I am a hopeless romantic.

I have always classified myself as such, and it has remained true. Sure, I can make the most of the freedoms I have as a single college woman, but deep down I just want to find my person.

I've had my fair share of letdowns, and I think we all have, but being a hopeless romantic makes it that much more difficult to get past the "what ifs" and fantasies that come along with starting something with someone new. We may already have our hearts set on a person when they decide they've gotten what they wanted and leave.

For me, I find myself caught up in the little things that someone does. I have always been someone who picks up on small details in situations, and sometimes this works against me.

I pick up on the small facial expressions that he may not even realize he is making; the ones that tell you when their guard has been let down, even just for a split second.

I pick up on the way he sits our two cellphones side by side on the nightstand, taking care to line them up perfectly as if that's just their spot.

I pick up on the short moments of laughter where he actually lets himself laugh and forgets about the act.

I pick up on things, and sometimes I end up hurting because of it.

When it comes down to it, though, I wouldn't change the way that I am. I wouldn't change the fact that I find myself in the search for more in a society that mostly only offers me less.

The trait that tends to hurt me most is also the one that I value most. Even if noticing all the little things is something that contributes to my own heartache, I love those moments. There is something beautiful about those tiny things shared by two people, even if the connection ends there.

Sure, it can be hard. But so can everything.

It's just a matter of finding the beauty.

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Dedicate Your Summer To Bettering Yourself For Yourself, Not Your Ex

Why waste energy on an ex who doesn't care about you anymore?

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I'm single for the summer (yet again, no shock there) but this summer there's something in the air that just feels different. It's the feeling of true acceptance of my single status.

Last summer I was single when I really didn't want to be. My heart with still holding out for a guy who wasn't interested in anything more than my friendship. It took me from late March all the way until Halloween to get over those feelings. However, while working through those tough feelings that summer, I came to enjoy my time on my own and not talking to anyone except my best friends. I didn't have to worry about when I'd get a text back, or if I'd be left on read, or who he'd be out with since I wasn't around. The only thing I needed to worry about was my paychecks and tan lines.

Sometimes after breaking things off with someone who you put so much effort into, whether it was a boyfriend, an almost relationship, or even a friend with benefits, it's easy to want to show off on social media and make them regret ever hurting you or ending things. Why? It's a nice little ego boost, sure, but after those few seconds of glee from the fact that you know they've seen and maybe even liked your picture or your tweet, or saw your story on Snapchat, do you still feel happy? No, you go right back to feeling like crap, whether you want to admit it or not. Stop making yourself all about them when that ship has sailed and start being all about you.

Your ex is off doing their own thing, maybe thinking about you, but obviously not enough to want you back in their life the way you used to be. They are probably out there finding a new person to take your spot because they don't have you at their beck and call anymore. If they're also showing off to show you how much better they are without you or to make you jealous...why are you still following them or still participating in this sick little game for attention? Grow up and block them so you don't have to keep seeing their posts, or be adult enough to stop if you're doing the same as well. If it's only you posting, chances are you just look stupid, so stop before you really embarrass yourself. I was that person, and I know first hand how embarrassed I am for acting the way I did.

Summer is synonymous for doing whatever the hell you want. Wear what you want, say what you want, and be the best version of yourself that only a high dose of Vitamin D can bring out. Your ex is an ex for many reasons. You have to set aside the summer for you and what benefits you only. Don't concern yourself with an ex who doesn't care in the least about you anymore. Coming from someone who posted thirst traps aimed at a specific person along with countless shady AF stories on Snap and Insta in the hopes that this one person and their friends would see it, just stop and save yourself the energy as well as regret.

We're all adults, it's time to stop the petty posts and photos. Post your thirst trap for yourself because you're a sexy queen who doesn't need anyone but herself. Once you start focusing on yourself this summer, instead of your ex, you'll realize just have great it feels to truly be free.

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