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.
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.
He comes into the story as a perpetual failure with women, essentially a huge dork (or “AFC” in pick-up lingo) who reads and writes a lot to fill all the free time he has from not getting laid. Even touring and partying backstage with Motley Crue wasn’t enough for Strauss to bang a few drunken sluts.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.And every year, more than 280,000 marry someone they met that way. One survey found that Americans are spending nearly a billion dollars for online dating services.Finally, it's not just for the young and tech savvy.