[caption id="attachment_5407" align="alignnone" width="584"] The mugshot that started it all for Jeremy Meeks[/caption] Badboy Jeremy Meeks, multiple felon, subject of mass mudshark mania, is a case in point that buttresses the theory that women prefer "bad boys." Did he become a criminal with the idea in mind that it attracts women, what academics would call an "alternative mating strategy?" A sample from a Swedish study that is the subject of this blog post at Chateau Heartiste: Criminal offenders also had more reproductive partners, were less often married, more likely to get remarried if ever married, and had more often contracted a sexually transmitted disease than non-offenders. Importantly, the increased reproductive success of criminals was explained by a fertility increase from having children with several different partners. We conclude that criminality appears to be adaptive in a contemporary industrialized country, and that this association can be explained by antisocial behavior being part of an adaptive alternative reproductive strategy.