I know, I know, I haven’t got manly manparts flapping in the breeze to serve as “data”, but I do, for good or ill, have over a decade of plain old life experience with a wide sampling of mostly American women and a modest number of non-American women. They’ve been conservative, they’ve been liberal, they’ve been white, they’ve been black, they’ve been Latin or Asian from more than one of those nations. They’ve been respectable and they have been quite unrespectable. And over and over, they were not making a beeline for promiscuous and/or “bad boys”.
Some did, certainly, and it is very true that some women will always be interested in that kind of guy with no loyalty, honor or often even charm.
Any discussion of how “all chicks dig bad boys” is guilty of extrapolating from a small population out towards all women. This is called apex fallacy, even though it doesn’t require that the minority slice be at the apex. Most women don’t want a guy obsessed with getting frisky all the time. They also don’t want a criminal. The Wire has many problems as a TV series, but the distinct lack of girl action for most of the low-level male criminals is pretty accurate. Even most poor women aren’t getting jiggy with bad boys. People only see the ones that do, but they aren’t a majority or even a plurality.
What is going on is that some personality disordered white women from the professional managerial classes have developed strange and deviant preferences in men, and their weird problem is somehow supposed to be representative of all women. Nobody thought this way in the past about the small number of poor women with such preferences.
Even with the array of incentives to misbehave in marriage or cohabitation, most women don’t go running for Thuggy McThuggerson. They still mostly end up with average guys or spend months/years in self-imposed celibacy with long gaps between dates or relationships. Because normal women aren’t into bad boys and never really will be no matter how galvanically society changes.