As busty skeletons tumble out of Tiger Woods’ closet, the women who literally took the pants off the golf star aren’t gaining any brownie points either. From being put on public trial to having paparazzi camped outside their doorstep, could their flings with the world’s highest paid sportsman prove to be a little too expensive? Or do women love the risk (read married men, abusive philanderers and celebrities)?
Popstar Rihanna is still recovering from her abusive relationship with singer Chris Brown, but says she prefers “high-risk” men and would never date a “nice” guy. “I love the high-risk (guys). I don’t like cream puff, corny guys. Usually they are the nice guys, the ones that won’t hurt you. They’ll pull out the chair for you and the whole nine yards. Everything is perfect and boring. I like the risk, I like the edge. That’s the thrill for me,” she says.
Studies indicate that women enjoy ‘abuse’ from a charismatic man in bed. Celebrity clinical psychologist Dr Trupti Jayin (from Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka) says that the women are equally narcissistic. “All the 12 women involved with Woods knew he was married but they were completely drawn to him for various reasons. They surely didn’t mind being dumped because they got what they were looking for: energy, a feeling that their body is valued by someone who’s so high on the food chain and of course, money. They felt good about themselves thinking of their time in bed with him,” says Jayin.
“It’s the thrill of first being controlled by a celebrity and his inconsistencies, and then hoping to be the one changing them for better. Sometimes even achieving that,” says actress Shahana Goswami, who is dating former model and actor Milind Soman.
“Any woman who carries on with a married or an abusive man must have some self-esteem issues.
If he’s famous, there are opportunistic tendencies involved,” says actor Simone Singh.
“But if you’re a fan of a celebrity, or you like the idea of being in bed with a him, you can’t hold back. Even if he is married,” says marriage counselor Anjana Jaisingh.
“We all have grey shades to our personality. So dating someone who is just too good can get boring, but that does not mean I would want to be with the most spaced out guy,” says actress Payal Rohtagi.