While there are girls who like the bad boys, I am not one of them. The only time I have been attracted to the “bad boy” type is when they seemed to be nice, but I later discovered that they weren’t. Especially when you are younger, there can be a tendency to be naïve and think that a person has no faults. As other posters have noted, these “bad boys” are usually a bit more of the attention-getting types (i.e. they either are charmers, know how to deliver a compliment, or are a bit loud, funny, eloquent, nicely dressed, star athletes, high achievers or a combination of these characteristics). I didn’t go seeking out a bad boy. He caught my attention, and then quickly lost my attention when he showed his true colours.
Nice guys would have better odds finding the love of their lives if they showed more confidence, and didn’t allow rejection from one girl to stop them from pursuing others. If you are shy and quiet, find activities that allow you to meet others with similar interests. Don’t be afraid to ask a girl to join you at the coffee shop afterwards. Whatever you do, don’t become a bad boy. You will lose the girl you want by trying to be something you are not.