I turned my blog over to men back in February. I asked three different guys who they liked more... Batman, Superman or Spider-Man. Not one of them picked Batman. As a matter of fact, they made fun of him. The posts were filled with comments from women professing their love for the Caped Crusader. I'm Team Batman myself. Duh! I don't claim to know every little comic book detail, but I'm definitely no super hero dummy. Here are just a few of the reasons why women prefer Batman.
1. The Costume
He made it in the image of a bat to frighten criminals. His costume is winning because... Bats are indeed scary. Also, he's handy with a needle and thread.
There's a bat emblem on the chest. This draws our eyes to his well-defined pecs.
In early depictions, the costume is blue and grey. In recent years, the costume is black and form-fitting. Since it's 2011, we'll assume the costume is black. Black is hot. Not to mention the way it hugs his toned physique and highlights his derrière.
He wears a cape. A cape isn't altogether sexy, but it is dramatic. And the ladies love drama! Capes also make swishy noises, and swishy noises are cool.
A black cowl mask covers most of his face. Tall, dark and mysterious? You can all form a line behind me. I was here first.
He also wears a utility belt. There's nothing sexier than a man with tools at the ready in case something needs to be fixed. Like
2. He's rich.
3. He lives in a mansion.
4. He has a secret hiding place called The Batcave.
The Batcave consists of a series of subterranean caves beneath the mansion. As if the mansion weren't enough, there's a hidden, underground lair to run around in. Sure, caves are cold and damp, but it's all for a good cause, right? For the sake of humanity, I'd hide out in the Batcave anytime Batman asked me too.
5. He has a car called the Batmobile.
You don't even need to know anything about it with a name like this. Simply put, it's bad ass.
6-9. He also owns a Batwing, Batboat, Bat-Sub, and Batcycle.
Batman travels in style.
10. Unlike most superheroes, Batman doesn't have any super powers.
After witnessing the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on crime. He trained himself both mentally and physically to become Batman. He uses his mind, detective skills, science, technology, wealth, physical strength, intimidation, and martial arts skills to fight crime. This is why Batman wins with the ladies every time. With sheer will and determination, this regular guy morphed himself into a bad ass.
11. Batman is more than just a pretty face.
He's also an industrialist and a philanthropist.
12. Batman isn't afraid to share the limelight with others.
There's his crime-fighting partner Robin, his butler Alfred Pennyworth, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and Batgirl.
13. Even though he doesn't possess a single super power, Batman can fly!
How? Well, it's that fancy, super spankin' hot suit and cape he made with his bare hands.
14. And, last but not least, hotter guys have played Batman.
Why do you love Batman?
If you don't, lie and pretend you do.