7 reasons to choose the good guy over the cool bad guy for a relationship

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Obsession over bad boys lasts only for a few years

We have all had that phase when we went on dates with guys who were genuinely nice, respected you and treated you well but we came back with a long face and a ‘Blah’ and the guy did not get a second date. Guys being too good was not charming enough, was it? Why are all his intentions transparent? Where is the excitement? Being a good man was not good enough for us. What brought out excitement was the bad boy who behaved like a jerk for five days a week.

Dating a bad boy has been appealing – he had a smooth tongue with sexy hair, swept you off your feet until you felt your heartbeat in your mouth. The dangerous element was good at first until you noticed him flaking out every time you got serious. Over time, you sorted out the jerks with acting skills from the ones who genuinely cared about you. Dating bad boys just makes you look cool…nay, after a point, even the looks fall short. It is at that moment of disillusionment that you learn, good guys have always been around.

Dating good guys re-affirms your faith in stable, mature relationships and shows you what an adult relationship looks like. Here are reasons why you need to get rid of the bad boy and give the good guy a fair shot.

1. Sets the tone for a mature relationship

A good guy will respect and care for you, listen to you and be there for you – something a bad boy cannot provide you with. For a relationship to survive and mature, the good guy will make it worth your time and won’t just fool around. He will respect your time and value you. The whole experience will set the tone for a mature relationship. You learn what it is like to be in a relationship where you don’t have to fight for his attention every damn day.

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2. You can turn him bad

Because he likes you genuinely, he can get naughty whenever you want him to be. The good guy can mix and match his side in and out of bed and you get the best of both worlds.

3. You evolve in the relationship

When you are with a good guy who is doing his best to make you happy, leaving no stones unturned to make it work, it makes you want to live up to the best of your abilities too. So by example, you try to be a better version of yourself and be a better partner too. You both learn from each other and he brings out the absolute best in you.

4. No insecurities, so you can relax

You good man is never going to put you in a place when you need to question his fidelity towards you. Even when out with friends, even when he is talking to his female friends, you don’t have to wonder if he would cheat on you with those friends. You can relax because you know he is a good person and he would never do that.

5. Life is easier

Planning for his birthday party? Or planning to watch a late night show with your man? It is easier to do these things with a good man when you know he won’t leave you hanging till the last minute. In a relationship with him, majority of things go smoothly and there is no every day turmoil in the relationship.

6. Lean on each other

You can lean on him for support. On a bad work day, he is likely to give you feet rubs and a jar full of Nutella to make you feel better. He is going to be there, mentally to support you and emotionally as well. On bad days, you can count on him.

7. Good for the soul and the mind

It feels calm inside to be respected and treated with dignity. It feels good when your man focusses on you and prioritises you. You don’t have to fight for his attention; he gives it to you genuinely. A good man is better for the soul and the mind.

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