Harsh realities made me defensive and stuck in denial.But deep down, I struggled so much because I knew they were true.Nor is it a case that asshole behavior triggers evo-psych mating instincts in women.In fact, behavior is much more successful as a mating strategy – prosocial behavior benefits the group overall.Narcissists in particular, tend to be perceived as more attractive than other people.
For example: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a shy nice guy has a crush on an attractive woman.
It’s a truism that never seems to fully go away – the idea that women love assholes and will pick them over the self-described “nice guy”.
The idea of assholes and bad boys underpins the PUA and Red Pill philosophies of learning how to be an asshole so women will love you.
They are, in short, taking full advantage of the halo effect; because they look good, they’re seen as being better than they are in real life.
To some, this seems like yet another unfair advantage, something that dark triad men have that leaves nice guys in the lurch.