(Closed) The boston bomber fans?!

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Lots of women have prison penpals too. I guess it’s taking the *bad boy* fixation to a whole new level.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

@figgnewton:  It’s a common phenomenon. Charles Manson has always had tons of female admirers – he gets tons and tons of mail year round, especially on Valentine’s Day. There are women who get really enamored of men who commit heinous crimes, not really sure why (but I’m sure if you do some googling you can find some decent articles about it).

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Oh look, there’s a wiki about it 😀

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybristophilia

The reason why some women do this is unknown, but some speculations have been offered. For instance, Katherine Ramsland, who is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University mentions, that some of the women who have married or dated serial killers have offered the following reasons:

  • “Some believe they can change a man as cruel and powerful as a serial killer.”
  • “Others “see” the little boy that the killer once was and seek to nurture him.”
  • “A few hoped to share in the media spotlight or get a book or movie deal.”
  • “Then there’s the notion of the “perfect boyfriend.” She knows where he is at all times and she knows he’s thinking about her. While she can claim that someone loves her, she does not have to endure the day-to-day issues involved in most relationships. There’s no laundry to do, no cooking for him, and no accountability to him. She can keep the fantasy charged up for a long time.”

Others offered reasons along the lines of:

  • “Some mental health experts have compared infatuation with killers to extreme forms of fanaticism. They view such women as insecure females who cannot find love in normal ways or as “love-avoidant” females who seek romantic relationships that cannot be consummated.”

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@MissCalifornia:  Exactly! You put the research behind my response, lol.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Scott Petersen married some chick while he was already in prison for killing his wife Laci and their unborn child. Timothy McVeigh, Ted Bundy and David Berkowitz all have/had tons of female admirers waiting in the wings.  

Some psychologists theorize that *some* women are drawn to these men because they are the mysterious, exciting “bad boy” type but also they are incarcerated so they are easier to keep tabs on. Don’t much have to worry about your boyfriend sleeping with another woman when he’s not allowed conjugal visits.

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