They interpret various studies on female attraction to various traits in men (e.g.dominance, agreeableness, physical attractiveness, wealth, etc.), and on the sexual success of men with different personality traits, to shed light on the "nice guy" phenomenon.The Giants would finish the 1946 season in the National League cellar, while Durocher's Dodgers would end up in second place.
Simplistically, the term "nice guy" could be an adjectival phrase describing what appears to be a friendly, kind, or courteous man.The "nice guys finish last" phrase is also said to be coined by American biologist Garrett Hardin to sum up the selfish gene concept of life and evolution.This was disputed by Richard Dawkins, who wrote the book The Selfish Gene.Article Roundup Awkward Bad Dates Book Break Ups Casual Dating Casual sex Cheating Commitment Date Like a Man Dating Dating & Finances Dating 2.0 Dating After Divorce Dating In a Big City Dating is Fun Dating Lies Dating Myths Dating Over 35 Dating Over 40 Dating Realities Dating Skills Dating The Crazy Douchey Guys First Date Etiquette First Date Sex First Impressions Happy & Healthy Hook Up Culture Latests Posts Meeting Men Meeting Women Men & Communication Moxie 101 NEW!When used positively, and particularly when used as a self-descriptor, it is intended to imply a male who puts the needs of others before his own, avoids confrontations, does favors, gives emotional support, tries to stay out of trouble, and generally acts nicely towards others.
In the context of a relationship, it may also refer to traits of honesty, loyalty, romanticism, courtesy and respect.
When used negatively, a nice guy implies a male who is unassertive, does not express his true feelings and, in the context of dating (in which the term is often used Herold & Milhausen conclude that "the answer to the question 'Do nice guys finish last?
' is complicated in that it is influenced both by the measurement instruments used and by subject characteristics." Studies that explicitly use the term "nice guy" sometimes cite research that does not directly use the term, but which addresses behaviours that are often associated with "niceness." One difficulty in studying the "nice guy" phenomenon is due to the ambiguity of the "nice guy" construct.
Participants in studies interpret "nice guy" to mean different things.
In their qualitative analysis, Herold and Milhausen found that women associate different qualities with the "nice guy" label: "Some women offered flattering interpretations of the 'nice guy', characterizing him as committed, caring, and respectful of women.
Some women, however, emphasized more negative aspects, considering the 'nice guy' to be boring, lacking confidence, and unattractive." The "jerks" were also divided into two categories, "as either confident, attractive, sexy, and exciting or as manipulative, unfaithful, disrespectful of women, and interested only in sex." These studies also cite other research on heterosexual attraction that does not mention the "nice guy" term.