Rant mode.. bgeiger: about 'chicks digging assholes'. Lots of so called "nice guys" claim this in complaint ("why does nobody like meeee?"), and it's a particularly unpleasant thing to say about a whole gender. I've always been annoyed by the statement. If some women really prefer assholes why care about these women enough to even talk about them? They'd be idiots if they deliberately seek out people who will hurt them; we're not saying 'chicks are idiots', though, are we?
Many women like confidence of course, just like most people do in general. May it be that some people perpetuate the myth of women liking assholes because they're envious of these confident men? Sometimes too it takes a second glance to make the distinction between confidence and self-centeredness (if a guy is with a new woman every night, perhaps this is because the women keep dropping him like a stone?). But most women are not idiots!
Note that I'm not trying to imply that you (bgeiger) reason in such ways, you just set off my rant. My only goal is to eradicate this annoying myth from the planet. :) Well, at least to make people reading this think about this a bit more.
Some interesting analysis, rants (if you haven't had enough with mine), perspectives and perhaps even enlightenment on the whole topic can be found here. Fascinating site by the way; the 'weak of the week' section in particular is hilarious and demonstrates how astoundingly nasty and stupid some individuals seem to be...(and to get back to the original topic, slashdot is another good place to learn about these :)