It’s important to note that a bad boy will not discourage you, talk down to you, make you feel badly about yourself, or just generally be unsupportive and — well, a dick.
That guy, more commonly, is known as a jerk (or some other choice words). He can bear a striking resemblance to the bad boy because, similarly, he doesn’t care what people think and does what he wants anyway.
He can be perceived as powerful because of his dominant traits, but the difference is, he doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process. The reason why he doesn’t care what people think isn’t because he’s determined to get his way, it’s just because he’s a jerk who has no consideration for other people’s feelings — including his girlfriend.
But, many girls just attribute this to “how he shows his affection,” and think “he really loves me” — well, probably not. Anyone who loves you will never discourage you or make you feel as though you’re not good enough to accomplish anything in the world.
Both genders are at fault in the creation of this common misconception. Many guys have no idea how to be a bad boy and therefore think the term “I don’t give a damn,” which they so proudly boast, means they shouldn’t give a damn about other people.
In reality, it means they shouldn’t give a damn about how others perceive them, what others think of their actions or how they live their lives. They should go out and be the king of the jungle.
Girls can get stuck in the rut of dating these fools from as early as middle school into high school, and therefore just assume this is what all “bad boys” are like. They continue to keep dating them.
Right about now is where the buzzer goes off, like when you get an answer wrong on Family Feud. It’s simple — be honest with yourself. If you feel unappreciated, undervalued, discouraged or just generally not supported in your relationship — it’s time to go.
Having your dignity and being alone is better than being in a relationship where you have to sacrifice it.
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