There's been lots of discussion about bad boys in the manosphere. The theory is that young women pursue bad boys because they have the best genes. Here's Chris (in a discussion @ Oz Conservative about how older women, those 45 and up, cannot find men) offering what I think is a much better theory as to why women pursue bad boys nowadays: they're ENABLED-duh! Here's Chris' take on the matter, and a good take it is...
"Nature does not care what you do when your fertility is gone. The goal is to get the best genes (whatever it means) and have offspring. That is the reason for chasing for bad boys."
But bad boys don't have the best genes. The state prevents middle class and upper-middle class men from putting them in their place.
Their appearance of the best genes is purely artificial as they can act out without fear of retribution from the state as they have nothing to lose. Jail means nothing to a criminal/thug/drug-dealer.
However, jail would destroy the life-style/life-strategy of Middle class men and hence they can't put 'bad boys' in their place, (as they would be able to in a state of nature), without the state coming full force down on them and taking away everything they own, (lose job, lose house/assets from civil litigation, lose career prospects, and hence lose the minimum sexual success they would obtain from all those things they just lost.)
A 100-130 IQ man/men in a state of nature is/are vastly superior (and I'm talking in a ruthless/vicious/ability to dominate and kill sense) to a 70-90 IQ man/men in a state of nature. It's just that today, 'the Leviathan' skews the market against them.
If you want to end this, your best off changing the system (the Leviathan) so that it doesn't work against middle-class and upper-middle class men. Do that and the women will come, for the middle-class and upper-middle class men's position of lower sexual attractiveness compared to 'bad boys' is not one that is inherent to them by nature, but is instead the result of the way our society has been structured.
I wish I could have come up with that myself. I knew that the theory often put forth by PUAs (i.e. women pursue bad boys for their great genes) had holes in it, but I could never quite articulate WHY. Chris did a BANG UP job on this one. Thanks Chris! Hope you all learned something too. Until next time...