April 15


Do Nice Guys Finish Last? It Depends How Nice

By Peter Julian

There is an old idiom that nice guys finish last, especially when it comes to dating. Although, recent research has proven somewhat contrary to the old adage. Studies have shown that men who tend to be nice are desirable to women, but only to an extent. If a man is too nice, women tend to find him less attractive. Yet, the opposite is actually true when the roles are reversed. Men tend to find women who nice, or overly nice, as more attractive than those who are not.

Key Takeaways:

  • The journal, “Personality and Individual Differences” took a look at the idea that ‘ nice guys finish last. “
  • The published findings examined the cultural truism within the context of heterosexual dating.
  • It was discovered that in fact nice guys can finish first, provided they are not overly nice.

“The researchers contend that the ideal of fairness may be more important than niceness when evaluating potential suitors, especially among women.”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/social-instincts/202003/do-nice-guys-finish-last-it-depends-how-nice

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