Daddy seeks daughter dating
Add to that the fact that Evil Is Cool, the Anti-Hero ranks as Bachelor of the Month.
All this, of course, tends to gloss over the fact that bad boys are , meaning criminally inclined, self-centered, probably not too mentally stable, potentially abusive, might have trouble keeping a legal job, and will most likely be more interested in the physical (read: ) aspect of a relationship than anything else.
Ironically, their Fix Fic is likely to 1) make the bad boy look better and 2) make the nice guy look worse.
Sometimes the badness is an Informed Attribute, such as with the Lovable Rogue.
In fact, she’s willing to make a very personal promise: If you’ll write to her, commenting on her column “Safe Place: Being Authentic in an Inauthentic World,” she’ll write you back. I want to know what’s going on in your life,” she says, “I want to create a safe place where people can come and share anonymously.” Why does she see the need for a “Safe Place” where readers can share their own failings and doubts?
She knows what it’s like to have to put on a false smile.
Don't count on Reformed Rakes if the are unimportant characters, they have a tendency to be Straw Characters.
See Single Woman Seeks Good Man for a typical inversion.
At age 40, she was in personal, emotional and spiritual crisis.
“I sort of went off the rails,” she admits, “I decided I was tired of doing it God’s way.
It all depends on what the author wants to use this trope for.
It's entirely possible for someone to look like a who really isn't has to deal with the advances of a hyperactive Fangirl who doesn't know when to cut it out resulting in comedy at the "bad boy's" expense.