Through my life I have seen many many women make poor partner choices. We read about high profile footballers messing up their partners and it is easy to blame the men but the woman decides who she wants to be with. Not only do they choose the wrong partner but they stay with them.
Just tonight for the second time in two months, the fellow down the road went off his trolley. Smashed a metre square window pane and bottle on the road, along with verbal abuse. And the woman stays with him.
Now this all totals up well for sadomasochistic relationships and it may be the psychological driver in many cases which is all good and well because these type of people need each other. So? Maybe I have answered my own question.
Other cases involve women that partner with the wrong male because she wants to birth a child. Now this is more of a selfish desire by the woman to feel complete so is very different from the first relationship example. The relationship dissolves within a few months to years and the reason is obvious.
Another and least prevalent example is the woman who likes being around the criminal/tough-guy type. The thrill of watching him beat up on someone or to desecrate private property keeps them from what would otherwise be a boring life.
I don't have evidence behind the following reason because it is just my own thoughts on the matter. Women hang with the nasty men to placate them so they aren't as greater threat to the community. Relieving them of testosterone so as they aren't as destructive. In a form of martyrdom they feel they are doing the community a service.
So why do women make these choices? My samples are of Australian women and since they are human beings I assume it happens in other parts of the world.