You were right about that picture. Just a little lower and all of us ladies and including the young ladies would have swooned over that picture. Edward (Rob Pattison) is very good looking. You are also right about Jacob just playing with Bella's emotions. He should have been a gentlman and realized that she was and always was in love with him. From what I understand Rob and Kris are suppose to get married. I recently seen a picture of her and rob on bucketphotos and there was a blond guy that she was leaning up against so I don't know if he is her sweety or if it was just a picture of her and rob with one of the cast mates. I have to go back on my twitter and see what is going on. That is how I found out that she was suppose to be getting married in October but who knows. On the twilight update on here they say he was wearing a wedding ring from the BD scene but I wonder if it is his from being married to Kris.
I'll take a stab at your question as to why women may be drawn to a man like Edward. Edward is a thinker and he's always trying to figure a way out of a situation or a better way to rectify a situation. This makes him mysterious because he doesn't let you in until he's perfectly satisfied with his solution. Since he can read minds (which makes him feel guilty) but if he can help you benefit from what he knows he feels much better about the situation at hand. I love the way he handles Bella, and yes, I do agree that he hovers and that's only because he's a protector by nature and Bella is a glutton for danger.
When a woman finds a man like Edward who is romantic and has no problem showing his love for you then you know he's the man for you because he's going to except her love unconditionally as well. You're correct by saying that Edward didn't give Bella what she wanted at first because he didn't know how she would react to the truth until after the accident. Bella reassured him that he could trust her but he needed to make sure the family understood his position as to why he saved her from being crushed by the oncoming car - which would have been a disaster for his brother Jasper.
Well, I hope I helped to answer your question. Thanks for letting me give my opinion