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I object to the deletion. The article consists of more than a dicdef already, and I plan on adding more information and sources in the near future as well. It an important pop cultural phenomenon. Aldrich Hanssen (talk) 17:04, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
I think that the recent change makes this article more about the "jerk" archetype than the "bad boy" archetype. There can be a lot of crossover between the two but they're not necessarily identical. Aldrich Hanssen (talk) 21:57, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
A jerk is something else altogether - an unpleasant person who would not normally succeed romantically. Colonel Warden (talk) 18:41, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
It depends on how you define success. If it means getting laid, there are a lot of jerks who succeed; in fact, the question of why the nice guy tends to not score while the jerk does has been pondered by many, although the answer was perhaps best expressed by Tony Clink. Aldrich Hanssen (talk) 22:01, 16 May 2008 (UTC)