It's official. Being a dick gets you laid.
NICE guys knew it, now two studies have confirmed it: bad boys get the most girls. The finding may help explain why a nasty suite of antisocial personality traits known as the "dark triad" persists in the human population, despite their potentially grave cultural costs.
The traits are the self-obsession of narcissism; the impulsive, thrill-seeking and callous behaviour of psychopaths; and the deceitful and exploitative nature of Machiavellianism.
Thanks, Science. Even worse, there's nothing we can do about it, since procreating is in their very nature.
But being just slightly evil could have an upside: a prolific sex life, says Peter Jonason at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. "We have some evidence that the three traits are really the same thing and may represent a successful evolutionary strategy."
In short: Assholes are more likely to breed, thus ensuring the survival of their species.
So if you feel like you're surrounded by assholes, you are.
It's only natural.