In a news that will make nice guys around the world exclaim “Oy vey!”, another two studies claim that bad boys do get the most girls (New Scientist, 18 June 2008).

But, what makes you a “bad boy”? According to the article:

The traits are the self-obsession of narcissism; the impulsive, thrill-seeking and callous behaviour of psychopaths; and the deceitful and exploitative nature of Machiavellianism.

Read: you have to be a vain and reckless back-stabber with a trace of psychopathy. Definitely the guy that can kick my ass and steal my girl while I’m busy flipping him the finger behind his back.

In simple words, a James Bond:

James Bond epitomises this set of traits, Jonason says. “He’s clearly disagreeable, very extroverted and likes trying new things – killing people, new women.”

Well, if it makes you happy, these kind of guys don’t tend to stick for long:

The study found that those who scored higher on the dark triad personality traits tended to have more partners and more desire for short-term relationships…

…”It is universal across cultures for high dark triad scorers to be more active in short-term mating”…


…”They are more likely to try and poach other people’s partners for a brief affair.”

In conclusion, bad guys get more girls, thus get laid more while nice guys tend to stick with a girl for a longer period. Very comforting news indeed.

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On the other hand, congratulations to all who participated in Firefox 3’s attempt for World Record. They have achieved a total of 8.2 million downloads in 24 hours! Now, reward yourselves with a certificate. =)