A cad is someone who can be quite charming, intelligent, capable
of engaging in stimulating conversation, ultimately presenting himself as a gentlemen. A cad, however, is not a gentleman because he systematically cons lovely ladies into falling
in love with him and then openly cheats on them. He is completely selfish
with only feigned regard for women's feelings. Somewhat
like a playboy but instead of being
open about his philanderings, a cad usually pretends to care about a woman before
coitus, thereby confusing the woman when he drops her like a hot potato. He is dishonest with most people around him (often even
himself). Cads also frequently have
Dude 1: Is James Bond a cad?
Dude 2: Nah, at least the Bond Girls
him to stick around and he doesn't pretend to make them feel special.