Despite this newfound revelation, however, there is still a strong genetic predisposition for humans to continuously behave as if we were animals seeking out the alpha male with those genes most suited for surviving in a hostile environment.
Often times, the average woman, whom society encourages to indulge in her weaknesses and surpress her strengths, is a self-loathing masochist who may appreciate the nice guy's friendship and understanding, but feels no attraction toward him because his insecurities remind her of why she hates herself. Therefore, she almost always seeks the dominant, aggressive, unempathic male with whom she can vicariously live to make up for her weaknesses. Of course, this inidividual, commonly known as a jerk, is also usually an egotistical, disloyal, and shallow person for whom societal dictates of masculinity will force him to disregard his mate's feelings and treat her as if she were beneath him.
Feeling emotionally unsatisfied, the female will then turn to her nice guy friend, whom she has long since castrated, for comfort, and complain to him about how men suck, except for him, and that he deserves a good girlfriend eventually except that it is never her or any other woman he might encounter.
A man labelled a "nice guy" is often a superficially respectful and intelligent, but also frustratingly indecisive or cowardly person who won't get the aforementioned girl because he won't initiate or ask.
Sometimes, the girl dislikes him and finds him boring because he always plays his life safe and fails to go out and accomplish anything interesting with it. (This is why the mother likes him.)
Other times, he is a friend of the girl and desires a relationship with someone, but fails to consider the obvious candidate. (This is the most cliched of romantic-comedy cliches).
Girl: "Yeah, I guess."
The first being a guy who is genuinely kind and caring. He is polite to everyone regardless of sex, age or race. He has no ulterior motive, i.e. he is not nice to get a reward, he behaves as such because it's human decency.
The second kind of nice guy is the one who has ulterior motives. He believes that because he behaves in a certain way the world owes him for his actions. He doesn't make it clear what he desires from the beginning and becomes angry when he doesn't get what he wants.
"Really? I hope he gets a reward".
"Oh, he doesn't want one, he's just a nice guy".
"Did you hear? Apparently Matt had a fit when that girl wouldn't go out with him".
"What did he do? Insult her?"
"No, he befriended her and pulled a nice guy act".
"What a dick!"
Once in a relationship, a "nice guy" tends to either be verbally abusive or extremely clingy and overbearing.
Note: the nice guy usually doesn't have the "hot" looks and body the girls are looking for. And the extreme charism and charm.
Hey so you cheated on me, Brian? Cool I'll give you another chance. Better than the nice guy who never cheats right?
"Why can't he respect me for who I am once in a while!" yelled the cheerleader. Mr. Nice Guy, standing beside her, decided to comfort her and said, "It's okay. There are a lot more guys out there who are better than him. You deserve better. " "Screw that, I'll give him another chance. After all, he DID do some nice things to me. Someone who respects everyone for who they are, like you NG, is not someone who I deserve to spend my entire life with."