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15 Reasons Women Date Dicks

15 Reasons Women Date Dicks

Other than “Wanna fuck?”, the question men ask me most has always been some version of “Why do women date assholes?” It’s a topic that is seemingly inexhaustible, so I decided to have my vast network of women answer the question—specifically, “In the past and/or present, why have you been self-destructive when it comes to choosing a mate?” As one woman successfully describes, dating an asshole can be cyclical—and a cycle a lot of women find themselves caught in. I’d pick someone unavailable, take what I could get, get frustrated about not getting more, become angry, ignore that anger, strategize to get more attention from him, pretend I was ok with whatever attention I did get, create a huge fantasy life around our relationship, approach sex with intensity and desperation (I thought if I can’t get what I need emotionally, at least I can get something sexually. It’s a nice try—but it doesn’t work for the long haul), then we’d have some kind of incident and we’d stop seeing…