There are some people in the world that are simply mean. It may be their basic personality, or they may be angry over unresolved issues. Some people believe that dating a mean person is a challenge. They hold the firm belief that this person only needs someone to care about them, and they will change how they act and feel. It is very unfortunate that this is generally now how this dating scenario ends. Mean people with anger issues are often willing to share their anger by directing it at others.
When considering dating a mean person, it is wise to figure out why they are mean. If there are anger issues, professional assistance may be best. Many mean people hang on to their anger as a defense mechanism. They do not want to let go of it because they believe they would be vulnerable. There are few people brave enough to date mean people. Those that have taken the chance often refuse to repeat the experience.