I just read People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue, and came across the article, Why We Love Bad Boys by Cindy Chupack. And I was just yelling, YES, out loud as I was reading it, because these 2 quotes, that are now on sticky notes on my computer, have captured the essence why I love the bad boy romance:
Bad boys are usually one of two things: unavailable or undressed. This leaves you unable to think of anything but where the hell is he and when will he do that to me again? Bad boys are rule breakers and heart breakers and bed shakers and oh, how we love bad boys.
The other fantasy, of course, is that you will somehow reform a bad boy. That you will meet one with a motorcycle and tattoos and a love of bars, and he’ll tell you that he’s trouble, but clearly, that’s all a front. In truth, he’s just wounded, as we all are, and eventually he’ll fall madly in love with you because you are what’s missing in his life….the thing is, bad boys are so elusive, so aware of their options (her, her and her), so impossible to pin down, that when a bad boy gives you a ring, it means something.
And the picture of Tommy Lee didn’t hurt either.