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03/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Crazy Girls And The Men Who Love Them

You've dated a woman like this. In all likelihood, your friends sounded alarms that you willfully ignored. Your parents pleaded with you. Looking back, you realize that even you knew it could only end badly. She's the Crazy Girl--the one who made everyone wonder about your sanity and fear for your future. She may have taken the form of the smoky-eyed goth brooder, the tortured heiress, or the unhinged sorority girl. Whatever her identity, chances are she was intoxicatingly sexy, intense, unstable, mercurial, and impossible to be at ease around in social settings. She was completely and debilitatingly exhausting. So why the hell was she so compelling? And why are you still thinking about her?

This Details story highlights what most women have known for a very long time. Men love crazy women. What we can't figure out is why?

According to Details, it's a lethal mix of wounded-bird syndrome, escapism, and unpredictability, which makes us wonder if the men aren't as crazy as the women.

In any case, we've taken the time to put together a slideshow of some of the world's most infamous crazies - and, of course, the men who loved them.