Ladies, Who have you dated, the good guy or the bad boy and why? I've noticed that when I make some comments to guys about confidence I often mention that if guys are respectful, kind and funny women will appreciate them. Often you see comments from guys saying, no, women want bad boys and either, I'm missing out because I'm not a bad boy or I've made myself a bad boy and it works. To be honest, I've often thought women want the bad boy too, because I was always such a nice guy and women just seemed to want to be my friend and tell me about their problems with their bfs who were treating them badly. I started to see though that it might have to do with age, younger women like the bad boy but after 30 or so, women seem over that and really want someone who respects them. I'd love to hear from actual women on this though. I know how guys think but I've never heard how/why women justify the bad boy over the nice guy.