Why do violent psychopaths have female admirers?

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  1. Oztinato profile image51
    Oztinatoposted 2 years ago

    Why do violent psychopaths have female admirers?

    Jailed violent psychopaths are flooded with weekly female fan mail and romantic proposals. Fritzel from Germany who imprisoned his daughter and in- bred offspring received thousands of romantic letters. Also the mass murderer of children (Sutcliffe) in Britain recieves hundreds of marriage proposals. Charles Manson still exerts a powerful attraction on women etc. The list is very long. This phenomena is recognised but unexplained.

  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago


    There have always been women drawn to the famous and infamous.
    You also never hear about any gangsters having trouble finding a girlfriend either! Maybe for these women psychopaths are the ultimate "bad boys". However I suspect many of them are just seeking some notoriety by being associated with a famous killer.
    They know they'll be safe because he's never getting out of prison. Several years ago in southern California there was a guy named "The Night Stalker" who brutally raped and killed women by entering their homes at night. Some of these women were elderly.
    He was said to be a Satan worshiper.
    When he was finally caught this guy received wedding proposals from several women! Maybe's there's truth to that old adage:
    "Nice guys finish last!" smile

    1. Oztinato profile image51
      Oztinatoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps it's because they are so devilishly good looking.

    2. MarianM profile image35
      MarianMposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Number one why can't  murderers look ugly. The majority seem good looking. 2#  The woman Co. in Ny got in trouble, because she was in love and had sex with the killers David Sweat And Matthew ( last name) .When they got out of prison she hid.

    3. Oztinato profile image51
      Oztinatoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If we compare the psychopaths who DON'T receive fan mail we find they are hideously ugly. The psycho romeos are not.

    4. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      U may have a point, Oz. I mean, if a woman is going to be beaten, raped, & throat slit, at LEAST she should have a handsome face to look at as she bleeds out! What an insult to be slaughtered by an UGLY psychopath!! Ur "lion" info is interesting!

    5. Oztinato profile image51
      Oztinatoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Many psychopaths took ages to get caught because they actually looked unsuspiciously good and seduced the female victims prior to.....well you know.

    6. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I can concur, but I don't actually KNOW from experience!  And just think, Oz....Men have been falling for the seductress since EVE!!   LOL

    7. Oztinato profile image51
      Oztinatoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Seduction combined with psychotic behaviour is the key. The handsome killer may trigger the "lioness"/ reptilian brain response with large groups of women not males.

    8. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      A lioness/reptilian brain? Explain pls.  Why just women & not men?  I'm lost....not familiar w/ much of this chatter.

    9. Oztinato profile image51
      Oztinatoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Just read through the comments to both answers here and you will see those references. Thanks

  3. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 2 years ago


    Well Oz......Basically, part of the answer to this is in the title of your question, "Psychopath."  My precious & wise late Dad always insisted, "There's someone in this world for EVERYONE."   Of course, my Dad was 100% about love & tolerance.  This is what he would tell my sister and I when we'd make faces about the WEIRDO down the street that such a nice lady was married to.....
    However, there probably is more truth to that than we might like to think.  I'm going to take a wild guess here and sort of figure these crazed murderers, rapists & death row residents are not exactly attracting sane, civil, self-assured ACADEMICS of the female species.  I could be wrong, but I doubt it!   
    With this in mind, allow me to elaborate.  As much as I love "dashing scorpio," just let me say this particular breed of females goes way, WAY beyond having a penchant for the "bad boy image" (think James Dean please)..OK?  In my day, being sweet on a bad boy meant he rode a motor cycle & maybe made your parents nervous!
    Yes, I know,  There are flocks of these lovely female creatures who write to, propose to and want desperately to meet these fine gentlemen.  There's ANOTHER word we should probably take note of:  "DESPERATE."   Know what I mean, Oz?
    Courageous as I am, I will be completely free of political correctness here and just SAY IT.  These women are the perfect counterparts to the men we speak of.
    They are psychologically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually & (somewhat) physically damaged goods.  Period, the end.  In their own sick little (and I DO mean, little) minds, these men represent mystery, excitement and undivided attention.  All the things their main reading material of comic books has them fantasizing about,  This man, they think will be so so grateful to have a sweetheart, they will LOVE them and send them letters and drool longingly at them through the little window as they exchange their sweet nothings over the prison phones......Oh, be still my heart..... Their only competition is "Bubba" in the next cell, but they don't care about that.
    In short Oz.  Rest assured these broads are simply Looney Tunes.....and looks like my Dad was absolutely correct.  Next question?

    1. Alastar Packer profile image83
      Alastar Packerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great explanation and funny, effer. Wonder how they'd feel if suddenly one of these killers got out on a technicality and sent sweetie news he was coming to visit her, pronto. Think there might be a change of heart?

    2. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Since I couldn't possibly "think" (?) for even a moment as these bimbos do, I'm at a loss to even GUESS what could happen if Mr. Wonderful knocked on their door.  I doubt they'd have champagne & Caviar while listening to Josh Grobin. Eh,buddy? LO

    3. Oztinato profile image51
      Oztinatoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      When new male lions take over they kill all other males, all cubs, and all uncooperative females. This then brings the other females into heat. Perhaps the ancient reptilian brain in our mammalian brain is triggered to respond in a similar way.

    4. gmwilliams profile image81
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The abovementioned picture describes such "women" to a T.  Something has to be SERIOUSLY AMISS for a woman to be attracted to violent psychopaths i.e. low self-esteem, abusive or an otherwise negative background.

    5. Oztinato profile image51
      Oztinatoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It may be as simple as just an overactive mammalian/reptilian brain.There has to be some biological reason why so many women throw themselves at violent offenders.

    6. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oz..I GAVE U the REASONS. Apparently U cannot accept the expertise of a woman w/ 40 yrs. of Behavior Analysis under her belt.UR theory of mammalian/reptilian brain is bizarre, but then U connect  homosexuality & breast feeding, which is LUDICROUS


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