The so-called 'Nice Guy', the often physically unattractive man who overcompensates with clingy and over-the-top behaviour to women, is relentlessly mocked online.Dr Robert Glover, who's studied the issue, says these men are often trying to form "covert contracts" with the target of their affections.
"I said a lot of crappy things the other night and I'm sorry about that.
The truth is, I'm scared to be your friend, because I'm always going to want more.
very once in a while, something on the internet brightens your day.
Something so positive and heartwarming that just one 'like' doesn't seem to do it justice. This is the story of a man called Robbie Tripp, who has posted an open letter to his wife, Sarah, on Instagram.
Only one thing festered – his fungal nail infection.
I tried not to look, but at least two of his fingers were adorned with what looked like decomposing bark off a gnarly tree.Robbie is what you might call a 'nice guy misogynist'. He's nice to his female colleagues, he cherishes his wife and loves his mother and sister.His bias is tricky to spot - he probably doesn't even realise it exists - the outdated views he holds about women, deep down. That by saying he finds his wife's body shape 'sexy' that somehow solves centuries of sexism. As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) bro might refer to as "chubby" or even "fat." Then, as I became a man and started to educate myself on issues such as feminism and how the media marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, lean) I realized how many men have bought into that lie.But never intriguing enough to date him because you were He was the one all your friends wanted you to date. All he ever was were drunk kisses, you barely remember on nights out, as you laughed hitting on his best friend in front of him.I recently started dating the nicest guy I’ve ever met.But then I got to thinking that I would rather have you in my life as a friend than not at all."- Just Friends He was the guy always there for you, if you needed anything.