http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19826614.100?DCMP=NLC-nletter&nsref=mg19826614.100 This next one was written by a woman: http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/why-women-love-bad-boys-1421183.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Triad The findings in this study seems to support a few theories I've seen here in the Vaginarium. Theory #1: A small number of men have sex with the large majority of women. This supports it because there are less guys that have these dark triad traits than guys that don't. Guys that I know personally that I would say displayed these traits, always seem to have a new girl that they are having sex with everytime I see them. Theory #2: Yails theory that women withhold sex from guys that want a relationship with them, yet they reward guys that don't want a long term relationship with sex. Must be true because the ones that scored higher in the dark triad traits had more sex and less of a desire for long term relationships. They basically wanted to be fuck buddies, and it goes along with another female OTers post in the main forums a few weeks ago where she said, "I can't make a connection with guys that like me and want to date me, but I always fall for the guys that just want to be friends with benefits." Theory #3: My date theory that becoming friends with a girl but escalating the relationship to be more physical starting with kissing and eventually leading to sex will produce better results than asking a woman on a date up front. This supports my theory because women seem to be more attracted to the guys that don't want long term relationships with them and less attracted to, or in a woman's own words "...can't make a connection with...", the guys that want to date them looking for a long term relationship. This also helps me understand why I can't stand the assholes that most PUA's become. They have learned how to mold their personalities into these dark triad traits so they can be more successful with women. This is the first time I have come across this "Dark Triad" theory so please excuse me for my excited interest and if this is a repost. Please note: It is possible that the guys in this study that have dark triad traits may have possibly lied to the study originators on the number of sexual partners they have had. It can be difficult to determine their level of honesty within this study due to the fact that those with dark triad traits are known liars. Hopefully the majority of them were honest for an anonymous scientific study... but that is wishful thinking.