Why is Batman so popular with women?

#1 Posted by MasterDetective (834 posts) - - Show Bio

After seeing this: http://www.comicvine.com/batman/29-1699/how-many-women-has-batman-kissed/92-640291/#138

I've been wondering: Why is it that he inspires that frothing desire among the female masses...?

Why is it that he even has more admirers than, for example, Superman? After all he made up with Lois, Superwoman (a villainess) and even a Cheetah FOR GOD'S SAKE!

I know Bruce is supposed to be a playboy and all, but I'm talking about his Batman persona. Any ideas as to why? (If a girl could answer, it would be better :p )

#2 Posted by nickzambuto (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause he got bat-swag.

#4 Posted by FullmetalChobit (218 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Wayne is a moody, sexy, strange, mysterious millionaire who is seriously ripped.

Batman is all of the above with added gravelly voice, f*** you attitude and the Batmobile.

Still, he's no Ollie Queen.

#5 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

@FullmetalChobit said:

Bruce Wayne is a moody, sexy, strange, mysterious billionaire who is seriously ripped.

Batman is all of the above with added gravelly voice, f*** you attitude and the Batmobile.

Still, he's no Ollie Queen.


Yeah Ollie doesn't get it as much as Bats. Not since the chained him to BC.

#6 Posted by gats_botl (78 posts) - - Show Bio

women love bad boys regardless of him been the good guy. he is mysterious and has a rebel attitude. plus HE IS THE BATMAN!!

#7 Posted by FullmetalChobit (218 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar: Black Canary's a fox though ;)

#8 Posted by Onemoreposter (4054 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto said:

Cause he got bat-swag.

#9 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

Women like men who get things done.

#10 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10858 posts) - - Show Bio

One word:


#11 Posted by eatmore_payless (2210 posts) - - Show Bio

One word:


every chick love a guy that have sick ride

#12 Posted by Redberry (797 posts) - - Show Bio

He's single and barely has a love interest, so it's easy to give him a relationship than say Superman. Unless Superman is mormon, I don't think we will see him kissing that many girls besides Lois. Deadpool also has a lot of love interests. It's the same line of reasoning.

#13 Posted by The Stegman (24446 posts) - - Show Bio

Why women like Bruce Wayne: He's a handsome, playboy, billionaire philanthropist, who's charming and refined. 
Why women like Batman: He's mysterious, the "Bad Boy" brooding, and in fantastic shape, not to mention watching him beat the crap out of villains must be a turn on.

#14 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

Why women like Bruce Wayne: He's a handsome, playboy, billionaire philanthropist, who's charming and refined. Why women like Batman: He's mysterious, the "Bad Boy" brooding, and in fantastic shape, not to mention watching him beat the crap out of villains must be a turn on.

Turns me on and I'm a heterosexual male.

#15 Posted by Saucedo17 (135 posts) - - Show Bio


Of course your turn on by Batman beating people up his the god damm Batman

#16 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio


Won't mater next year ladies will be loving Superman.
#17 Posted by 3Blue_Star (191 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto said:

Cause he got bat-swag.

Haha lovely :D

#18 Posted by nickzambuto (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

@eatmore_payless said:

One word:


every chick love a guy that have sick ride

#19 Posted by blueblast100 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

As mationed in his cartoons he is a playboy millionnaire.

#20 Posted by soyacat (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Is he really popular with women? Is James Bond popular with women? In the case of Bond, he is obviously popular with women, who display sexual arousal at his appearance and make claims as to their want of sexually interacting with him.

However, Bruce has less of interest from women. That said, he does have some interest from women, and apparently finds it very easy to get women for official events and so on.

The fact, as well, that he has kissed many women, is not really what I would call popularity.

Neither Bond nor Batman ever really have any serious relationship with women, and in critically all stories, have no children. That is an uttermost failure as far as relations with women are concerned.

Batman has no real need for women, nor does Bond, and they get very little from these relationship but a bit of fun and distraction.

This interest they get form these women, as almost and perhaps is, detrimental to their ability to establish the common desired relationship with a women, namely marriage and family.

It is the same sort of interest the Beatles got at the time, which was nicknaked Beatlemania, it is a maniacal, as the name suggests, manifestation of some sort of hate and want to destory, done through the acceptable mechanisms of society. It is somewhat characteristic of the some the christian moralities. To make this clearer, it is like buying someone a lot of cake - it is actually damaging, isn't it?

His relationship with women tend on sick, I guess. Of course, he probably enjoys some of it, although I imagine they're are actually not even that nice to him, probably have agendas and criticism, before and after any physical intimacy.

Why does he get this passive-aggressive, so to speak, attention from women? It is again his tragic fate, the fate of his kind. He would perhaps find someone suitable, ironically, in one of his enemies, as all they tend to share his fate and be of his kind. For instance, the animated Selina Kyle in the 90's animated show, to me, appears like a good match to that Bruce Wayne.

#21 Posted by TheThe (1738 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto said:

Cause he got bat-swag.


#22 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8867 posts) - - Show Bio

Because batman is awesome.

#23 Edited by cosmo111687 (1489 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's stoic, brooding, dark, handsome, intelligent, and driven purely by altruism.

As for Superman, in the popular imagination, Superman is a boyscout and Batman is a man.

#24 Posted by Teerack (6372 posts) - - Show Bio

because he has money.

#25 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@gats_botl said:

women love bad boys regardless of him been the good guy. he is mysterious and has a rebel attitude. plus HE IS THE BATMAN!!

this right here.

#26 Posted by _Zombie_ (10443 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's rich, powerful, charismatic, and handsome. In essence, he's supposed to be the stereotypical dream guy. Not much else to it.

#27 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack said:

because he has money.


#28 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

Why women like Bruce Wayne: He's a handsome, playboy, billionaire philanthropist, who's charming and refined. Why women like Batman: He's mysterious, the "Bad Boy" brooding, and in fantastic shape, not to mention watching him beat the crap out of villains must be a turn on.

Exactly..... and DUDE How many times you've found a man like that?!?......... I'll answer that for you NEVER ;'(

@nickzambuto said:

@eatmore_payless said:

One word:


every chick love a guy that have sick ride


#29 Edited by RamiaQuizzlinger (35 posts) - - Show Bio


Cause he's BATMAN.

All joking aside, there are quite a few very good reasons why Batman is so darned attractive. These apply both to girls in the comic/tv/movie series and in real life. My experience is with all the various animated series' and the movies. I know a bit about the comics, but not enough to reference.

And I know, my response is about a year and a half after everyone else's. Why I bothered: I really care about the subject, my answers were different from the others, and I have no life.

My Credentials - I am female, adore Batman (NOT his false cover identity Bruce Wayne, though I would tolerate that to "nab the Bat"), and honestly find him marriage-worthy - and he's one of only four that I would consider (Megamind, Raistlin Majere, and my boyfriend being the others).

My Reasons (in approximate order)

10. Loyal. You'd think that after having so many women, the guy would be playboyriffic and never stick with one gal - but honestly, he really stays only with one woman at a time. Women are always frightened of losing their man to another woman, but hey, don't have to worry about that with Bats.

9. Strong. This description is kinda misleading, since I don't mean physically strong; though that's definitely a good thing, what really gets Batman in this category is his willpower and perseverance. Whether it's gas, exhaustion, physical pain, insanity, or grief, Batman manages to find a way around, under, above, or through the difficulty. And sometimes you can tell that the guy really HURTS. As he said himself, "I never give up." His emotional strength and the detachment that comes with it makes women whose whole point is to be strong and powerful feel gentle and caring in contrast. You just can't see a guy suffer and sacrifice like that without wanting to comfort or thank him. Basically what this means is that when the man acts manly, the woman is free to act womanly.

8. Dangerous. Everyone either respects or fears the Batman, usually both. He looks like the darkness come alive, terrifies everyone into confessing all their sins, and his glare makes even the most powerful of heroes' knees knock. Ever see the cover of a romance novel? You know, the one about the guy who would kill us as soon as kiss us? Oh yeah. We chicks DIG the danger.

7. Cool. Like "strong," I don't mean cool as in temperature or even popularity. Instead, I'm focusing on the fact that Batman is even-keeled, a cool customer. You can dismay or surprise him - but not for long. A man that keeps his head in a crisis keeps his woman and children safe.

6. Dedicated. He never, ever leaves his job. Ever. You call Batman, you get Batman, day or night. Why is this sexy? Because frankly, men who are dedicated to their jobs tend to be successful, reliable - and willing to commit. Eventually.

5. Charismatic. Batman can get anyone to do what he wants. He's manipulative, cunning, and persuasive. His usual tools are intimidation, leadership, deceit (though usually not directly lying), sympathy, flirtation, annoyance, apparent helplessness, and the list goes on. Basically, he gets you to underestimate him as a threat or view him as a god of vengeance; to shrink in horror, befriend him, or fall in his arms. He's not truly amazing until he opens his mouth and convinces you that up is down, left is right, you are inseparable with your friends - or that they never really were your friends at all. His use of the truth for his own ends is extremely impressive. The best example of this I found is the episode of Justice League called "Injustice for All." Batman's charisma is great for a woman not only because he can make a girl feel like a million bucks if he wants, he also uses it to get ahead.

4. Badass. Mm mmm mmm mm MMM. It isn't really the darkness that's attractive, it's the badassery. Guys on motorcycles are sexy in a thrilling sort of way, and Batman excites the same feeling. He breaks laws, threatens people, and is constantly getting in brawls where he shows the other guy up. He's independent, self-reliant, and doesn't allow himself to be afraid. Women really are attracted to the bad boys, especially when they're the good boys too. That's the best thing about Batman - you get the bad boy thrill, but you don't have to be afraid he'll hit you if you tell him "no." It makes us feel loving and wild at the same time. Mother meets prostitute meets tigress. Rawr.

3. Brilliant. He invents many of his own gadgets and deduces how everyone else's gadgets and chemicals work. He plans strategy and tactics, often for the whole group. He thinks on his feet and never stops planning. Batman's memory is nearly flawless, enabling him to recall any information he absorbed, no matter how insignificant - and he can figure out how to find anything he doesn't know. The Dark Knight's attention to detail and clue analysis rivals famous detectives such as Sherlock Holmes, Ellery Queen, and Nick Charles. He is, without a doubt, a supergenius. Therefore, intriguing.

2. Capable. I quote Zatanna: "Is there anything you can't do?" The answer is yes, but VERY little. Look, the man can run a multi-billion dollar corporation while saving an entire world from disasters - with no sleep for over four days. He can sing and dance, too. If the man got any more capable, copies of Batman would save all of humanity an infinite number of times. Oh wait.

1. Selfless. Cosmo really hit the nail on the head for this one. Ever heard the phrase "women love a man in uniform?" Altruism is the real reason that we love them. Firemen, policemen, soldiers, doctors - they all represent selflessness, protection, safety. Batman's suit functions like a policeman or soldier's uniform - frightening yet reassuring. And his soul reflects the same courage, sacrifice, and love that you would expect from any uniformed member of society. Batman is willing to sacrifice everything for innocents - his dignity, his life, his friends' lives, his chances for marriage, his son. The only thing he will never do is give up, either on morals or on a person. Batman's refusal to kill anyone except by their own hand stems from his care for life. He strongly believes in rehabilitation of all criminals, no matter their crime. Often, this care for others is hidden behind terse words and glares, however, it is obvious by his actions - checking up on a little girl to make sure she is still safe, opening a potentially deadly present from the Joker to save three police officers, making sure a supervillainess got the dress she purchased, being the big brother to everyone in the League, sitting with a villain while she died. He is understanding and sympathetic whenever the situation allows - within the bounds of his cautious and overly-realistic personality. The way his caring leaks out the cracks of his stoicism makes him very attractive, because it's always surprising when the caring shows.

Some girls search for the knight in shining armor; Batman proves that the Dark Knight is even better, even if he uses manipulation and batarangs as his weapons instead of a shining sword.

So, those are the main reasons we admire him. Or at least, the reasons that I and the female characters of the shows admire him.

Things that are kinda neutral? Brooding/darkness, wealth, vehicles, stoicism, rebelliousness, and swag. These tend to be things that the guys admire about him. Yeah, some girls care about being rich, but the girls that kiss Batman don't even KNOW he's ridiculously wealthy. His mysterious attitude would be a bonus, but in comparison to the other traits it wouldn't really add much spice. It's like adding a jalapeno to a vat of habenero peppers.

The next question is, if he's so sexy, why do the chicks dump him?

Answer - Because they're idio- I mean, because he's married to his job, and they aren't willing to spend most of their time either fighting crime or at business luncheons. He also likes to ignore tact for cold hard blunt fact, and girls have a tough time handling the truth. Gotta say, DC ladies - FAIL.

So, that pretty much covers it for the DC girls. Other heroes just don't have as many of these characteristics as he does. The badassery and danger draw the girls to him, and he keeps them there with charisma, brilliance, and sympathy.

For the 'real' women out here in Stupidworld, I'd have to say that Batman's kind of like Prince Charming. Yeah, sure, Batman is a superhero, just like Prince Charming is a prince. They aren't really real. But they're near enough that maybe, just maybe, a girl could find someone close enough in real life.

You just can't believe that with the last alien survivor of Krypton.

#30 Edited by MasterDetective (834 posts) - - Show Bio

since you are a woman, I believe you

anyway, that was an excellent answer, thank you very much, miss

#31 Posted by RustyRoy (12769 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's Batman

#32 Posted by LordoftheNorth (1365 posts) - - Show Bio

@ramiaquizzlinger: well for the most part i think you explained why people like batman in general

#33 Edited by LyraFay (2527 posts) - - Show Bio
#35 Edited by War Killer (20211 posts) - - Show Bio

#36 Posted by mikex20 (2769 posts) - - Show Bio

He's rich

#37 Edited by HumanRocket (8174 posts) - - Show Bio

because he has the best pick up line ever.

#38 Edited by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

He's the Bat

#39 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10858 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you kidding me, i can grill chesse on those.

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