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A Tribute to Nice Guys
By Anonymous

This is a tribute to the nice guys. The nice guys that finish last, that never become more than friends, that endure hours of whining and bitching about what assholes guys are, while disproving the very point. This is dedicated to those guys who always provide a shoulder to lean on but restrain themselves to tentative hugs, those guys who hold open doors and give reassuring pats on the back and sit patiently outside the changing room at department stores. This is in honor of the guys that obligingly reiterate how cute/beautiful/smart/funny/sexy their female friends are at the appropriate moment, because they know most girls need that litany of support. This is in honor of the guys with open minds, with laid-back attitudes, with honest concern. This is in honor of the guys who respect a girl's every facet, from her privacy to her theology to her clothing style.

This is for the guys who escort their drunk, bewildered female friends back from parties and never take advantage once they're at her door, for the guys who accompany girls to bars as buffers against the rest of the creepy male population, for the guys who know a girl is fishing for compliments but give them out anyway, for the guys who always play by the rules in a game where the rules favor cheaters, for the guys who are accredited as boyfriend material but somehow don't end up being boyfriends, for all the nice guys who are overlooked, underestimated, and unappreciated, for all the nice guys who are manipulated, misled, and unjustly abandoned, this is for you.

This is for that time she left 40 urgent messages on your cell phone, and when you called her back, she spent three hours painstakingly dissecting two sentences her boyfriend said to her over dinner. And even though you thought her boyfriend was a chump and a jerk, you assured her that it was all ok and she shouldn't worry about it. This is for that time she interrupted the best killing spree you'd ever orchestrated in GTA3 to rant about a rumor that romantically linked her and the guy she thinks is the most repulsive person in the world. And even though you thought it was immature and you had nothing against the guy, you paused the game for two hours and helped her concoct a counter-rumor to spread around the floor. This is also for that time she didn't have a date, so after numerous vows that there was nothing “serious” between the two of you, she dragged you to a party where you knew nobody, the beer was awful, and she flirted shamelessly with you, justifying each fit of reckless teasing by announcing to everyone: “oh, but we're just friends!” And even though you were invited purely as a symbolic warm body for her ego, you went anyways. Because you're nice like that.

The nice guys don't often get credit where credit is due. And perhaps more disturbing, the nice guys don't seem to get laid as often as they should. And I wish I could logically explain this trend, but I can't. From what I have observed on campus and what I have learned from talking to friends at other schools and in the workplace, the only conclusion I can form is that many girls are just illogical, manipulative bitches. Many of them claim they just want to date a nice guy, but when presented with such a specimen, they say irrational, confusing things such as “oh, he's too nice to date” or “he would be a good boyfriend but he's not for me” or “he already puts up with so much from me, I couldn't possibly ask him out!” or the most frustrating of all: “no, it would ruin our friendship.” Yet, they continue to lament the lack of datable men in the world, and they expect their too-nice-to-date male friends to sympathize and apologize for the men that are jerks. Sorry, guys, girls like that are beyond my ability to fathom. I can't figure out why the connection breaks down between what they say (I want a nice guy!) and what they do (I'm going to sleep with this complete ass now!). But one thing I can do, is say that the nice-guy-finishes-last phenomenon doesn't last forever. There are definitely many girls who grow out of that train of thought and realize they should be dating the nice guys, not taking them for granted. The tricky part is finding those girls, and even trickier, finding the ones that are single.

So, until those girls are found, I propose a toast to all the nice guys. You know who you are, and I know you're sick of hearing yourself described as ubiquitously nice. But the truth of the matter is, the world needs your patience in the department store, your holding open of doors, your party escorting services, your propensity to be a sucker for a pretty smile. For all the crazy, inane, absurd things you tolerate, for all the situations where you are the faceless, nameless hero, my accolades, my acknowledgement, and my gratitude go out to you. You do have credibility in this society, and your well deserved vindication is coming.

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2006-08-23 [Jackdaws]: im just waiting for someone to realize that im not a bad person, eccept for when someone lies to me or betrays me... but thats a different story. people mostly look on whats on the outside, not who a person really is. its shallow and sad

2006-08-24 [Rhammin]: if you're someone who sees only what's on the outside, than you're no different than a rapist, looking upon someone with lust.

2006-08-24 [Jackdaws]: indeed...

2006-08-25 [Rhammin]: i can't beleive how superficial people are these days

2006-08-25 [The real life Bella Swan]: *sigh* Very Sad indeed!

2006-08-28 [Rhammin]: no ,,very pathetic

2006-08-29 [Jackdaws]: on who's part?

2006-08-29 [Rhammin]: um, i supose it would be the people's part.

2006-09-19 [Eriseith]: Finding this sort of guy is really rare where I live, and it sucks even more... when my brothers tend to be intimidating (even if not on purpose). I got to befriend some of the nice guys and ended up finding out they liked me, but were afraid of my brother(s). In the end they ended up dating a friend of mine.

2006-09-24 [Rhammin]: wow, that's really depressing. you should try telling them that there is nothing to worry about. and if your brothers do anything to the person that likes you, i shall summon jesus to whup their asses.

2006-09-24 [Eriseith]: I have told some of them, and it sucks partly because I live in my hometown (birthplace) which happens to be an island where I'm related to about 1/2 the population if not 3/4 of it. Which is why I said it's rare.

2006-09-30 [Rhammin]: well, you just need to be patient and wait for the right guy to come along.

2006-09-30 [Eriseith]: I only have so much patience and most of it is used on dealing with stupid people (family members that don't make smart choices around my son)

2006-10-11 [Rhammin]: family members don't make smart choices around

2006-10-17 [elementpro]: that is beautiful... and very true...

2006-11-06 [Rhammin]: i wish it weren't true.

2007-04-27 [Death's Die-Ary]: Do a little dance..make a little love...GET DOWN TONIGHT,BITCHES..I SAID GET DOWN!

2007-05-02 [Rhammin]: im gettin it on, im gettin it on. lol

2007-06-06 [Lanrete]: This thing is good, although the bitterness at the end kind of takes something away from it. Some girls will completely walk all over nice guys, but those girls aren't worthy of your time, let alone your heart. A lot of "nice guys" don't realize just how much their female friends appreciate them. I have a few close guy friends and when girls get catty or guys are assholes, they're always there. Actually, this kind of reminded me to make sure they know how much I love them (platonically.) I dunno where I'd be if it wasn't for some of them... So guys, know that we do appreciate it, and those endless nights of listening to her tearful ramblings and the week every month when you make sure you're extra-sweet to her don't go unnoticed. And know that she's probably more than willing to return the favor, if you're willing to open up.

2007-06-11 [Rhammin]: wow, lots of words, but so meaning ful

2009-04-30 [RaydensFyre]: *married her "nice guy"* nice guys rock!! *tosses hugs n mrrrs to all the nice guys out there*

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