Although women’s empowerment is being embraced around the world, some women would still love to have a dominant partner. Research says that girls are raised in such a way that they unconsciously respond sexually to a partner who takes over and makes all the decisions.

Many of us are not even aware that we are attracting dominant partners and personality plays an important role here. We would love to highlight the reasons why attracting dominant partners is more of a standard than a choice.

Why Some of Us Seek Dominant Partners

Women Are Attracted To Bad Guys

5 Reasons Why People May Look for Dominant Partners
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This is not a stereotype, but a fact in itself. Dominant men tend to smoke and drink excessively, get tattoos, and exhibit impulsive behavior. These activities are simply a thrill for women, so they become easy targets and more like damsels in distress.

This, in turn, makes the “bad guys” inflexible and in control. No wonder you fall madly in love with the men in power!

You Choose Someone Who Can Make All The Decisions For Both Of You

5 Reasons Why People May Look for Dominant Partners
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There is an underlying belief that your life would be an easy journey if you didn’t have to make any decisions yourself. And that’s why you prefer to be with partners who can take the reins and make all the decisions for you. Then you get used to this pattern, which makes you totally dependent on them.

Nice People Just Seem Boring To You

5 Reasons Why People May Look for Dominant Partners
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You don’t prefer a partner who just enjoys romantic outings, holding hands all the time. Instead, you prefer a partner who has an adventurous side, someone who can take you on a wild journey where both of them are enchanted with what life has to offer. These are some real ‘couple goals’ for you.

Don’t Confuse Dominance With Aggression And Abuse

5 Reasons Why People May Look for Dominant Partners
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Of course, being a dominant person is great, but sometimes it can also make a person violent. This doesn’t mean that dominant people aren’t loving, but they can love you to the extent that you make them more controlling.

Understand the difference between abuse and domination. If you were forced to do things against your will, that is abuse. If you find yourself in a situation like this, seek help anyway.

Childhood Has More Of An Impact On Your Life Than You Think

5 Reasons Why People May Look for Dominant Partners

Over time, your relationship is very much determined by how you grew up. One or both parents were or are dominant by nature. You have become accustomed to this lifestyle, and unconsciously you are also looking for the same characteristics in your partner.

Your submissive nature kicks in and you end up attracting dominant partners to meet the standard again. Since it was created with exactly this arrangement, you also expect the same from your external environment.

Do you have a dominant partner or are you yourself? How has this changed your life? Let us know in the comments below.