Cupid's Pulse Article: Is Denise Richards Dating Rocker Nikki Sixx?Cupid's Pulse Article: Is Denise Richards Dating Rocker Nikki Sixx?

Talk about picking the same kind of men.  People reports that Denise Richards admitted she had “gone on a couple dates” with rocker and radio host Nikki Sixx, 52.  Richards, 39, has had her share of experience with bad boys, including a complicated marriage to Charlie Sheen and a relationship with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora.  With her new bad boy, who recently broke up with Kat Von D, Richards admits, “The God’s honest truth is we’re taking it very slowly.”Why are women attracted to bad boys?

Cupid’s Advice:

Cupid has some ideas on why it’s so hard to stay away from a bad boy:

1. He’s confident: Bad boys attract women because of their rebellious nature and self-confidence.  Many women find the combination irresistible.  But keep in mind that a guy can be confident and not bad.

2. He needs to be rescued: If you love the idea of a fixer-upper, you may flock to a bad boy because you think he’s damaged and needs to be rescued.  That said, it’s not always the best idea for a stable relationship.

3. He doesn’t like commitment: Some women may not be ready for a long-term relationship and will sabotage the relationship from the beginning by dating a heartbreaker.  There’s nothing wrong with dating around, but when you’re ready for a relationship, cut it out with the bad boys!