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Do Men Prefer Mean Girls?

Living 2012/06/12 18:00:00
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We recently explored whether women are attracted to jerks. But is the same true for guys? A writer for How About We says women are "mean if we don't really want to settle down with one guy (but we don't feel like being 100 percent single)." Also, she adds, "We might continue the tradition of meanness if we’ve grown up with it in our own families." But is all this a turn-on for guys?



Men’s Fitness thinks it is, for the following reasons:

1) The "Hard to Get" Factor: Just as Groucho Marx said, "I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." Sadly, if a woman is not interested in a man, he might be more interested.

2) Men Are Commitment Challenged: If a woman isn't nice to a guy, it gives him an "out." Meaning he doesn't have to get married and have babies anytime soon.

3) Too Much Media: Pop culture portrays mean girls as sexy, and guys are confused.

4) "Mommy" Issues: If his mom was like Mommie Dearest, odds are he's looking for the same. Do you think guys prefer mean girls?

Read More: http://www.howaboutwe.com/date-report/nice-guys-li...

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  • **StarzAbove** 2012/06/12 18:12:46
    No
    **StarzAbove**
    +20
    I think men prefer nice, sweet girls that they can have fun with. Who wants a mean girl that is cruel to them and to others. Mean is not attractive at all.

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  • Skywalker 2012/06/12 23:47:16
    Yes
    Skywalker
    +1
    I see it often. Maybe its equal. Or misunderstood. Not "mean" but "strong".
  • Katelin Rose Harris 2012/06/12 23:47:05
    No
    Katelin Rose Harris
    +1
    i hope not, but y r the mean girl so followed?
    life doesn't make sense
  • L1 2012/06/12 23:46:19
    No
    L1
    Maybe when they are young, and go after the hot cheerleader that is a mean one, but hopefully, after they mature, they'll go after nicer women...
  • Greenbay 2012/06/12 23:43:28 (edited)
    Yes
    Greenbay
    +1
    Ya I like it rough
  • GLaDOS 2012/06/12 23:39:01
    Yes
    GLaDOS
    +1
    Or no. Some men prefer "strong" women who can certainly come off as complete bitches. That should have been the title question, "Do Men Prefer Bitches?" Guys tend to prefer "hot girls" who tend to be bitches, and care about personality on a secondary basis, if that... at least, young ones tend to.

    However, men who are actually looking for a serious relationship, tend to prefer nice, generous, "motherly," women.
  • Jarod K... GLaDOS 2012/06/14 22:56:04 (edited)
  • GLaDOS Jarod K... 2012/06/15 00:29:27
    GLaDOS
    +1
    What's with hot girls? Status.

    I don't know too many girls who look absolutely hideous in the morning.
  • Jarod K... GLaDOS 2012/06/15 02:49:39
  • GLaDOS Jarod K... 2012/06/15 03:01:47
    GLaDOS
    +1
    No, I may just have different ideas of what's attractive, given that I'm a female. I've seen far more men be gross in the morning.
  • diarslade GLaDOS 2012/06/15 03:03:07
    diarslade
    You trying to say something? :3
  • GLaDOS diarslade 2012/06/15 03:05:22
    GLaDOS
    +1
    Not at all, darling! You're cute when you wake up.
  • diarslade GLaDOS 2012/06/15 03:08:00
    diarslade
    +1
    With gunk in my eye and crazy hair! Hear me roar! >.> lol
  • GLaDOS diarslade 2012/06/15 03:11:08
    GLaDOS
    +1
    The crazy hair is part of what makes you cute. Makes me want to fluff it with my fingers.
  • diarslade GLaDOS 2012/06/15 03:12:16 (edited)
    diarslade
    XD I look like Jim Carry in the cable guy >.<
  • Jarod K... GLaDOS 2012/06/15 03:03:13
  • GLaDOS Jarod K... 2012/06/15 03:04:57
    GLaDOS
    +1
    I do occasionally look in the mirror, even before I get out of bed. Sometimes it's not good, especially when my sinuses are acting up, or I'm sick, but in general, I'm relatively pleased with how I look in the morning.
  • diarslade GLaDOS 2012/06/15 03:07:09
    diarslade
    +1
    You're cute when you have the sniffles though. >.> It's not like you suddenly become unattractive when you're sick.
  • GLaDOS diarslade 2012/06/15 03:09:57
    GLaDOS
    +2
    I don't know, there are some mornings when my face is all swollen that I really don't like it. Makes my lips look awesome, though!
  • diarslade GLaDOS 2012/06/15 03:12:39
    diarslade
    +1
    Okay I'm not gonna say anything to that, because anything I say will be dirty.
  • diarslade Jarod K... 2012/06/15 03:05:39
    diarslade
    +1
    She's actually really hot in the morning. I would know.
  • diarslade 2012/06/12 23:38:01
    No
    diarslade
    +2
    I prefer strong women, but strong doesn't mean mean. The same could be said for what a woman looks for in a man. A strong man does not mean "jerk." just someone that sticks up for themselves, and holds true to their ideals.

    That's just me. I think boys are attracted to bitches though. A boy is not defined by age, a boy can be 30 >.>
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/06/12 23:37:03
    No
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    Not THIS man, at least.
  • sarahbearer 2012/06/12 23:24:47
    No
    sarahbearer
    +1
    Mean girls r bitches and bullies
  • Bob P. Clarkson 2012/06/12 23:20:19
    No
    Bob P. Clarkson
    +2
    The only guy I ever have known who preferred a "Mean" girl is a diagnosed masochist.
    Why would a guy want to be involved with a "mean" girl when so many other people in his life are "mean" (next door neighbor, brother-in-law, some parents and some acquaintances - and his "boss)..
    I wanted, and luckily found, a woman who was smart and caring. She helped me get through the deaths of my parents and a couple of other hard knocks. I helped and supported her through the deaths of her parents and her brother.
    If either of us had been mean to each other in any of those instances, regardless of our two sons, we would no longer be married.
    I didn't like mean girls when I was in junior and senior high school, and not while I was in college.
    A friend, a lover, someone who covers my emotional storms, someone who doesn't feel threatened when I cover her emotional storms, someone who will be my side if our family is threatened, someone who truly loved me, those are the things I looked for.
    The acquaintance I mentioned, the masochist? My wife and I visited them exactly one time in their home. The arrows they casually slung at each other were too painful for "us" to even be around.
    I agree wholeheartedly with **STARZABOVE**.
  • gcpajunen 2012/06/12 23:14:28
    No
    gcpajunen
    +1
    Why would we
  • ReindeerWS6 2012/06/12 22:57:24
    No
    ReindeerWS6
    +1
    Well, playing "hard to get" is one thing... I see that as a way to see who's sincere and who is just being a player. As far as commitment challenged... I say it depends on the man. Some people (men and women) have been burned in the past with bad relationships/marriages and are a little more cautious about stepping back into another relationship. Others might just be waiting for the right one to come along and are not willing to settle for just anybody.

    However just meaning mean? It's like the bumper sticker says "Mean People Suck"! LOL!
  • JohnnyRudick 2012/06/12 22:57:07
    No
    JohnnyRudick
    +2
    I had one a few years ago and "No".
    I did not like it but I put up with it for many years until she went out and got a child out side of our marriage.

    No, I did not like it and when I see her today I get reminded why I got rid of her.
    Some women do seem to prefer jerks for boy friends and life time partners.
    I cannot fathom it and frankly I do not even like to think about it.
  • Changeling 2012/06/12 22:54:22
    No
    Changeling
    +5
    I have to laugh. As I say no I look at my dating history and see I have picked women who very well were mean in many ways.
  • sally 2012/06/12 22:51:06
    No
    sally
    +3
    In my experience guys don't like it when a girl is mean. The meaner they are the less a guy pays attention to.
  • Silent Bob 2012/06/12 22:45:51
    No
    Silent Bob
    +8
    RUDE BIZSNITCHIES
    silent bob gif
  • XRenX 2012/06/12 22:40:05
    No
    XRenX
    +4
    Depending on the age group, they could care less about her attitude as long as she was hot. As men mature the attitude becomes more important and I am sure they'd prefer even-tempered women...who'd want to marry a shrew?
  • txDON'T... XRenX 2012/06/15 18:59:25
    txDON'TMESSw/GOVRickPerry!
    +1
    That conjures up an image of "Who is Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?" Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
  • Rave 2012/06/12 22:35:59
    Yes
    Rave
    +3
    Rather we're into men or women, sometimes a small tinge of hate makes us want them more. Also there's the whole challenge factor, too much niceness can often get boring, a little bit of hate in the mixture usually creates passion. Not too much though. This is no excuse to go around acting like a complete ass.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/06/12 22:31:27
    Yes
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    pretty much, since every girl is evil >:D
  • Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2012/06/12 22:31:21
    No
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    +2
    I don't like a push over but I'm not into being mistreated either
  • Anna 2012/06/12 22:26:18
    No
    Anna
    +1
    I often do see guys with mean girls...who are attractive. The only time I see a guy with an ugly mean girl is if he's even worse looking and also bad tempered.
    However I do think there is the confusion as to when a girl is mean, or if she's just got a bit more attitude. I know plenty of girls who will call others out and won't fluff up their opinion and are regarded as mean because of it, but these same girls will help an old women across he street or do their little sister's hair.However few girls will look at that and instead think these girls mean for saying "yes, that dress makes you butt look big".
    Genuinely mean girls are often either over looked or only dated short term. Blunt girls or girls with a bit more attitude who still have good heart are dated long term while other grumble about how "unfair" it is that such a "mean" girl is getting guy.
  • TheHushedScreamer 2012/06/12 22:26:11
    Yes
    TheHushedScreamer
    I'd have to say that, from what I've seen, guys prefer a demanding cruel bitch than a pushover goody two-shoes.
  • Jarod K... TheHush... 2012/06/13 05:03:50
  • TheHush... Jarod K... 2012/06/13 12:41:29 (edited)
    TheHushedScreamer
    +1
    Nope, not necessarily.
  • Wayne TH G 333 2012/06/12 22:21:46
    No
    Wayne TH G 333
    +5
    No thanks! I'm not a masochist!

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