Yet whilst these two emotions are...(what's the maths term?) mutually exclusive (?), the difference between a charming hottie and an arrogant arse is much harder to define.
Since the start of mankind, there have always been cocky charmers - they were probably the cavemen that made all the cavewomen swoon with their witty charm and smooth way of rubbing sticks together to make a fire. But when is a guy cocky and when is he arrogant?
To be honest, I think the difference lies in the fact that cocky is cute and arrogant makes me want to vom in my mouth. If a guy is cocky then, when you text him "So tired, going to bed" he may reply "But won't that be boring without me? ;) "
A reply which would be both amusing and huminahuminahumina-hot.
If he's an arrogant arse, he's more likely to be self-centred and only care about what he can get out of the relationship.
E.g. when you text him "So tired, going to bed" he may reply "don't be boring" or may be too busy taking selfies to reply at all.
But when faced with these rather similar boys, us girls need to be equipped with my favourite weapons: Sass and Class. Gals, we all put the ass in sass (or, as me and Bazz have lately decided, we put the booty in booty-ful) and we all have the potential to be Confident, Collected and Classy individuals who don't rely on men to feed us compliments or reply to our messages within 10 minutes of their being sent.
I'm proposing a revolution; I don't know about you, but I for one am sick and tired of waiting around for a guy to text me back. I'm not a cute dress on ASOS that you can Add to your Favourites but have no intention of buying. From now on, we are going to treat men with the same courtesy that they treat us - maybe that's what the Bible meant when that guy wrote 'Do unto others as you have done unto you' (or something along those lines!). If a guy takes 4 hours to reply to a text, and during this millenium of time he has been tweeting and thus has his phone on him, then I'm proposing that we take 10 hours to reply to his belated-and-lazy text.
Nobody deserves an Arrogant Arse.
Keep you posted,
P.S. Just to clarify, Humbug isn't an Arrogant Arse - he is a slightly-lazy-slash-workaholic-so-he-takes-ages-to-reply Cocky Charmer, don't worry- I'm not settling! (And, my Classy Sassy Chicas I urge you to do the same!).