7 "Bad Girl" Qualities That All Guys Love

7 “Bad Girl” Qualities That All Guys Love

It’s OK – you don’t actually have to be a bad girl. If you did, 95% of the women reading this article could just stop right here and give up…

In fact, all you have to do is embody some of these traits if you want him to think of you as the “bad girl” he secretly wants and doesn’t even know why.

That’s because guys don’t really want a bad girl – they don’t want a girl that’s just as likely to go out with them as she is cheat on them.

They want a good girl who has some “bad girl blood” in her – which is exactly what I’m about to tell you how to pull off.

1. Forthright

There’s nothing men hate more than trying to play mind games while figuring out what’s wrong.

Or trying to figure out what they said to offend a woman while she gives him the silent treatment and sarcastic responses.

Ladies, men want simple. They want you to tell them when they’ve messed up, so they can get better. And they don’t want to have to jump through hoops for it.

If you’re blunt with him, it pays off big in the long term.

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2. Independent

Guys don’t want to have to shoulder the entire burden of a relationship themselves. Contrary to what some people think, men want an independent woman that isn’t afraid to get things done on their own.

Guys value women who can take care of themselves and don’t need a lot of help.

A man will settle down with the woman who doesn’t need him in her life, but chooses to have him anyway.

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3. Confident

We’ve talked a lot about how confidence is key for your attractiveness – for a reason.

Men love women who are confident and happy with themselves… women who know what they want and are confident that they deserve it.

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4. Naughty

Let’s face it – men love sex. Always have, always will.

That’s why when guys think of the “bad girl” type they’re attracted to – they’re thinking about raunchiness in the bedroom.

Guys want to stick with a woman who they know is going to bring the heat in the bedroom over the course of the relationship, without letting things get stale.

5. Adventurous

One of the key reasons that men are terrified of commitment and settling down is because they don’t want to be locked into the same routine, day after day, doing the exact same thing over and over.

They want excitement! Passion! Adventure!

That’s where this bad girl trait comes in. A guy who’s afraid of settling down might not be so anxious about settling down with a woman who he knows is adventurous, who will keep him on his toes and keep things fresh.

When a guy picks a girl that’s not afraid to change things up, he’s more confident that things won’t get stuck in the same routine and get stale. That’s why they’re attracted to bad girls who are adventurous.

6. Seductive

Sure, guys like to take the lead and initiate in the bedroom, but they don’t like to all the time.

Lots of guys like it when a woman steps up and initiates sex, or even better, plots a sexy ambush before pouncing.

If he’s the one always doing the work, it’s going to get boring for him. That’s why men love a bad girl that wants sex as much as they do.

7. Passionate

What do you prefer – a chaste kiss on the lips or a full on passionate lip lock with plenty of tongue?

If you’re like most guys, you prefer the latter. Guys love feeling desired almost as much as they love actually making love.

So if you can make him feel like you’re lusting after him, you’ll put a stamp in his mind that you’re the woman he wants to be with in the long term.

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In summary…

The 7 Bad Girl Qualities Guys Love

  1. Forthright
  2. Independent
  3. Confident
  4. Naughty
  5. Adventurous
  6. Seductive
  7. Passionate

bad girl qualities guys love

64 comments… add one
  • Josh July 19, 2021, 4:58 pm

    I’m a man, and I was expecting to burst to laughter reading this but actually it can’t get more true.

    • cj April 4, 2022, 12:36 am

      ikr same

  • Charity dim September 13, 2020, 3:20 am

    My boyfriend want me to become a bad girl
    He said I’m bored
    How do I start wit it?

  • Linds July 15, 2019, 1:53 am

    Sadly most of the comments made me feel that too many people reading this aren’t in the right place. This is based on basic psychological principles that apply to both men and women. Some seem confused about what these related articles are actually about. However I do hope those of you that do properly understand can appreciate the context. I mostly and truly hope that those who don’t quite get it will eventually work on broadening their intellectual capacity to reap the benefits of all types of knowledge.

  • Jojo May 9, 2018, 6:18 pm

    Bad boy go for bad girls don’t they

  • Sami March 2, 2018, 9:09 am

    It’s random
    But as a bad girl I like bad boys but u know want they say
    *Girls fall in love with bad boys and get themselves hurt

  • assala sabri January 29, 2018, 10:16 pm

    why do guy prefer bad over good i mean good girls make a perfect mother and a bad girl rather do something bad that gets her in jail. Literally all the good girl clean and cook isn’t that what boys want but not the boys chose a girl how will end up in jail or heart broken wt f. All the good girls are lovable and sweet who wouldn’t want to be with that all bad girls are good for is sex toys really.

    • Jacky March 13, 2018, 12:16 am

      Did you even read the article? It’s not about wanting girls who are actually bad, but rather about the above listed qualities that bad girls are more likely to have.

    • Jalyssa November 10, 2018, 10:44 pm

      Exactly i couldnt have said it better

    • cj April 4, 2022, 12:39 am

      im a male and i say dont be rhe bad girl personally i like the good girl cuz ik she aint gonna cheat

  • Beth April 18, 2017, 2:58 pm

    This may as well be entitled “Why On Earth Men Love Flighty Empty-Headed Arm Ornaments That Have Been With 80 guys and Treat Their Relationship Like Garbage While Actual Decent Women Can’t Get a Damn Date”- a phenomenon that had been bugging me of late. Very illuminating.

    • Jacky March 13, 2018, 12:19 am

      What about being confident, independent, adventurous, and passionate implies empty-headed and promiscuous?

  • gold April 1, 2017, 5:19 pm

    I tink evry1 is ryt in their own way , Bsids, me is a bad girl but ai can also b gud. so to me I tink b wot u choose to be

  • Uno Timothy March 2, 2017, 7:44 pm

    well bad girl have all the guys wanting her, u know why? we guys want a girl that will be raw in bed but when it comes to marriage we want the good girl so we can train her up our self to suit us, the bad girl remains there for sex, the good girl he will show his parents

  • Amber March 1, 2017, 7:37 pm

    Some guys want a bad girl until he gets emotionally hurt then they want a good girl. I’m basing this statement from what some men put on their dating site profiles. BTW, I really don’t view these ‘bad girl’ traits as bad or negative. More so just modern, equal or no longer passive. How dare us!! lol

  • Sadia shoukat February 13, 2017, 4:21 am

    Change question plz

  • Coco February 3, 2017, 3:32 am

    Nice comment

  • elli January 25, 2017, 7:27 pm

    Why being independent and confident have to be considered as a bad girl’s traits? :P

  • gold 69 January 15, 2017, 5:49 pm

    It all depends because one could still look good on the outside bt reveals her true colors with someone she is comfortable with

  • kris keda December 16, 2016, 2:47 am

    So in short words, good girls are just your daily Doormats.

  • Lila November 5, 2016, 12:22 am

    The good girl will get a husband that cheats on her with bad girls that get used only for sex and are not good enough to get a husband because no man wants to marry a used up bad girl that is only good for one thing. So be good girls and so what if you get cheated on as long as you are taken care of 100% then nevermind what he does with his own time. Take advantage of the space he is giving you (don’t mention it to him or you’ll blow it) and get some goodies of your own.

  • Nina October 12, 2016, 6:28 am

    Right Ella, good for us, who are good girls in every other thing but not in bed.

  • Kesha BG October 1, 2016, 11:07 am

    Yup they do, but to be honest I haven’t found a bad boy who is interested in me, I mean I have but u know I’m a person not everyone likes, I’m all about the body and the looks, personality too

  • Nyasa September 28, 2016, 4:57 am

    ya.. guys like bad girls. coz they can provide them what they are wishing. These girls are flirty. Toching,kissing ,clasping, holdingetc guys like. bad girls calm their physical heat. Before marriage guys want to alive their fantasies.

  • Betty September 13, 2016, 2:07 pm

    I love this, we “bad” gals are hottest and the sexiest

  • Day September 4, 2016, 11:29 pm

    You, Ms Kay, have a self-righteous attitude. Am sorry for the guy who gets stuck with you. :(

    I have a very straight-forward bf who works hard and lives a clean proper life… but he has this little bad-boy streak in him I absolutely love love love… Takes me by surprise and blows my mind… I would do the same for him! ;)

  • Rajani August 22, 2016, 7:40 am

    Being a bad girl is personal choice, they are independent open minded and confident they need man but not actually. They can live awesome life without guys and be a happiest girl.

    • Bridget October 10, 2017, 7:16 am

      we bad girls we live our lives to the fullest. we care less and we dont have time for lame good girls

  • Renuka August 7, 2016, 10:42 pm

    Every one want to take a bad Girl to bed but only good girls to meet mother .sad but true

  • Pravallika July 23, 2016, 2:45 am

    This would definitely be handy fr someone below 25 years.but as age passes by we will slowly realise what we actually want frm a guy/girl….only point I agree is obviously “being independent” and “being confident abt oneself” …thatz all what is needed coz as age passes by guys will look at someone who can be a helping hand instead of someone who leans upon him all the time and turn out to be an extra burden to his already overwhelming responsibilities.he goes nutz if he chooses someone who isn’t independent and who always depend upon him.

  • alexis jolly June 22, 2016, 12:17 pm

    this is so true but it doesnt hurt to be a good girl i mean dont get in trouble bc a guy likes it i mean if you want to be a ”bad girl” then okay have fun going to jail but be a ”good girl” guys love it when your sweet and it makes the guy feel as if they will hurt hurt you so instead of being ”ruff” with you they will be ”loveful” (i dont know of thats a real word lol) so who are YOU on the inside A: the ”bad girl” that is only used for sex or B: the sweet little girl that your boyfriend will LOVE instead of just being a sex toy

    • Coco February 3, 2017, 3:25 am

      I like your comment

  • MICHELLE May 11, 2016, 12:30 pm

    What about subtly flirting with a guy you like (who you don’t know if he likes you) while you’re sitting next to his mom in church?

  • kayla March 9, 2016, 8:59 pm

    lovin this :)

  • Tracey Wallace July 28, 2015, 11:25 am

    Exactly! Enough said :)

  • Andrea Powell July 25, 2015, 6:12 pm

    Bad girls are hot. My b/f tells me that all of the time :) These qualities are only the beginning, but I find that most them are ones that are built into a personality.

  • Amy Lambert July 25, 2015, 6:00 pm

    It is time to start thinking about being a bad girl since it seems like I am not getting any attention from the boys around me :(

  • Nicola Mills July 25, 2015, 5:51 pm

    Bad girls are awesome, even if I am one of them :) My boyfriend loves it and so do all of this friends!

  • Carol Tucker July 23, 2015, 9:17 am

    I am naturally independent so I have that going for me in the “bad” girls category. I tend to look innocent on the outside, but things change a little bit once I feel comfortable around someone.

  • Bernadette Lee July 22, 2015, 9:33 am

    Oh yea, the guys love the bad girls! It has always been that way I think and its good for ladies like me :)

  • Virginia Dickens July 21, 2015, 9:56 am

    Nobody wants a “good” girl, right? At least you know what you are going to get with a BAD girl.

  • Anne Nash July 19, 2015, 1:01 pm

    This post is awesome and really hits the nail on the head! I am going to share this with my b/f and see what he thinks.

  • Katherine James July 18, 2015, 9:17 am

    I always “hated” the bad girls at my school. They got every guy there was worth going after and that included the jocks! What the hell?

    • Wendy Lyman July 23, 2015, 9:27 am

      I agree with you Katherine, but to me, the bad girls were hated because they were so sexy at the same time!

    • Coco February 3, 2017, 3:31 am

      Ikr no matter how many guys she slept..she still get the guys..so annoying.

  • Ella Springer July 17, 2015, 12:34 pm

    Oh yeah, bad girls get the most attention that is for sure. The best part about me being a good girl, is that I only look that way on the outside :)

  • Ava Quinn July 17, 2015, 12:12 pm

    Nailed it for sure! This is a good list and I think ALL us bad girls would agree why our men love us :)

    • Kesha BG October 1, 2016, 11:09 am

      Yup thus I get perverts most of the time, if u have experience u know there r different kinds of bad girl

  • Hannah May July 16, 2015, 4:36 pm

    Oh yeah, I certainly can believe this list :)

    • Virginia Peake July 18, 2015, 9:43 am

      Been there before huh? I feel the same way. I have seen “bad” girls get all of the guys and it puzzles me.

  • Felicity Slater July 16, 2015, 4:30 pm

    Adventurous? Well, that is me along with the naughty :)

    • Nicola Hart July 22, 2015, 10:03 am

      I feel the same way about myself :)

  • Rose Ferguson July 16, 2015, 4:18 pm

    LOVE, love, love having the bad girl title :)

    • Carolyn Black July 28, 2015, 11:36 am

      I got the same title in high school and have had it ever since. It IS great!

  • Victoria Glover July 16, 2015, 4:04 pm

    Hard to have a “bad” girl without the naughty side, right? :)

    • Anna Hardacre July 21, 2015, 8:59 am

      You got that right honey!

  • Wendy Butler July 10, 2015, 11:35 am

    bad girls are awesome. some of this list would even be appealing to me :)

    • Alison Lewis July 19, 2015, 1:12 pm

      You got that right! Even as a chick I like to hang out with the bad girls, I can see the appeal for sure!

  • Sally Churchill July 10, 2015, 11:23 am

    This list is perfect. I think that every single guy that I have ever met would appreciate it for sure. Too bad for me I am a good girl :)

  • Michelle Paige July 10, 2015, 11:13 am

    Well, I must say that I was the “bad” girl in high school and you are right, the boys were all over that. Now that I am older, I do not think that it is the same thing.

  • Olivia Carr July 10, 2015, 9:39 am

    I am sorry, but you ARE right! Isn’t it weird the types of guys that like woman like this? I find that most of the bad girls end up with the quarterback of the football team. Just seems opposite to me.

    • Alexandra Harris July 25, 2015, 6:22 pm

      Guys are always going to go for the bad girl and if they are with a good girl, they are hoping they are a bad girl on the inside.

  • Kylie Ross July 10, 2015, 9:29 am

    As sad as it is, I would have to agree. But what does the good girl do?

    • Carolyn Murray July 10, 2015, 11:52 am

      They do the same thing they always do, get the good guys and live happily ever after :)

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