There’s real science behind our ’bad’ choices: A new study, detailed in a LiveScience article called “Why Women Choose Bad Boys,” finds that during our ovulation week, our ovaries release hormones that affect who we see as being good potential fathers. During that time, we go for sexier men rather than dependable men.
The study researcher comments, “Under the hormonal influence of ovulation, women delude themselves into thinking that the sexy bad boys will become devoted partners and better dads...When looking at the sexy cad through ovulation goggles, Mr. Wrong looked exactly like Mr. Right.”
Ovulation goggles? And why can’t sexy cads become devoted partners and good dads? Isn’t that what our books are all about? Or is that why they’re called fiction?
What fictional bad boy would make the best partner and father?