They say that opposites attract. That presumes that the attraction is mutual, I suppose.
(The gun totin’ Southern Redneck Good Ole Girl)
I’m not sure that is always, or even often, the case.
(Hitler Youth – more my son’s type than mine, really… but still…)
Take the example some of the kinds of women to whom I am attracted.  Now, I am not saying these are the types of women with whom I’ve ever been involved. I just feel drawn to them in some odd way.
(Goth beauty in black lace)
All are fantasies in one way or another. Figments of my imagination, as it were. Just the kind to which I feel a genuine, if somewhat confusing, attraction.
They are generally strong, somewhat dangerous women who know who they are and are at peace with that. Even comfortable with it.
(Warrior – Ancient)
If that is who they are, what does that say about what I think of myself? A disturbing thought. Are we attracted to characteristics that we lack… or to those we simply admire or value, whether we have them ourselves or not? Are we drawn to those who openly display traits that we choose to keep hidden?
This is not to say I am not also attracted to women who are ‘appropriate’… of course I am. But maybe it is the very inappropriateness of these ‘other types’ that forms part of the attraction. The whole ‘forbidden fruit’ thing. But even the forbidden fruit allusion implies that you can eat of it, if you choose, even though you know you mustn’t.
Conspicuously absent from this list are the types you might expect to see. Hollywood glamour types or blonde bombshells or scantily clad floozies with major league yabbahoes, to steal an expression from the movie Animal House. Aside from an initial ‘wow’ response when I first see them, there is no attraction for me. In fact, as a general rule (and as can be seen from the above sampling), I don’t really hold by what most people find ‘beautiful’ or even ‘attractive.’
Hmmm… I just noticed that all but one of the women are ‘armed’ in one way or another  and that the last three ‘warrior women’ also happen to be vampyres! Bit of a cross-over of types there but… as I said… it can be confusing.
Luckily for me, I’m not the kind of person who revels in pop psychology. It’s a curious thing being drawn to these types of women and while I don’t mind pointing this little quirk out, I’m not going to be spending an awful lot of thought on it.
We all have our little idiosyncrasies. This is one of mine.
 I take it as a given that none of these types would even acknowledge that I am of the same species as they.
 The Goth Girl may give off the air of having a dark side, so the potential for harm is there… but not openly so. The others have weapons or, in the case of the Vampyre Brides, fangs and preternatural powers.