There’s Always Room for “The Bad Boy”

April 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Posted in Relationship Woes | 1 Comment
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Last week I saw 30 Second to Mars at Roseland.  Prior to the concert, I was preparing to drool over my long time crush Mr. Jared Leto.  I remember the olden days when he played a “bad boy” on My So-Called Life and I love that he’s kept things edgy.  I don’t really have any other major celebrity crushes (I do try to stay grounded in reality) but it is fun to fantasize.

When I was young, I had celebrity crushes on both “good” boys and “bad” boys.  My locker in middle school was covered with Teen Beat cut outs of Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Andrew Keegan, and Leonardo DiCaprio.  There was also room in my heart for Heath Ledger (may he rest in peace). As you’ll recall, he became big playing the “bad boy” in Ten Things I Hate About You.

My love for the “bad boy” definitely carried over into my real life, and we all know all that does is get you into trouble.  I’ve come across many different kinds of bad boys in my time, and I definitely did not take them home to Mama.  I don’t really think it’s something that ever truly goes away, even as we grow up and attempt to become responsible adults.

There is something about the thrill of dating the bad boy — the sense of danger if he’s breaking some relatively minor law like trespassing or driving too fast.  Or if he’s just walking around with a careless attitude and a cigarette pressed to his lips.  It’s bad, very bad!  Almost forbidden!  Society’s rules don’t apply. Oh boy, is it getting hot in here or is it just me?

Anyways, back to reality.  At some point, you have to examine the “bad” behavior and decide for yourself what is acceptable and sexy, and what is just down right wrong and stupid.

There is a place for the bad boy.  He doesn’t always win in real life (yes, the nice guy can win!), but there is definitely still a place for him.

Now back to my fantasy world…

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  1. It’s funny b/c I don’t remember a lot of girls talking about Jared Leto when I was in middle school. Now as I got older more and more girls talk about him and say remember “My so Called life” Leonardo DiCaprio was the go to guy. See The Basketball Diaries DiCaprio was in it and he played the bad boy to the 10th degree.


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