Women who tend to have low self-esteem find themselves drawn to “bad boys” because they’re lonely and seeking attention. They seek out different outlets and places to fill that empty void, and most often, this is what ends up happening. They fall for the “bad boy” whose from the wrong side of the tracks, and oftentimes become involved in what turns out later to be an unhealthy relationship. However, because of how smitten the woman is, she’ll see past any or all flaws that are taking place in the relationship just to keep receiving attention. It’s a vicious cycle that women, of all ages, enter into, and don’t know how to stop. Some become so wrapped up in the “bad boy syndrome,” as you like to call it, they don’t even realize they have a problem. If you’re one of the lucky ones to see that you don’t have the best taste in guys, you may be lucky enough to avoid it. Just think back to your past relationships and these “bad boys” you have been involved with. Is there a pattern in how you enter the relationship or how the relationship ends?
You should definitely do some self reflection for a bit and just take some time to be by yourself for a bit. It sounds cheesy, I know, but once you take some time to think about yourself and what you want from a boyfriend/husband/whatever, you’ll feel much better about yourself and the future of your love life. I’m not an expert, but based on my own personal experience and the experiences of a lot of women that I’ve met throughout the years, I find that this really works.