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 hazeleyedgal
Joined: 8/6/2005
Msg: 251
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I'm a nice gal looking for a nice guy. I love being treated with respect and kindness. I think it's hard to find a nice guy out there now, since so many men I date end up being jerks.

Applications for nice guys age 50-63 living close to me being taken here......
 2hothoney
Joined: 1/27/2007
Msg: 252
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Posted: 1/31/2007 10:49:17 AM
I think women want a nice guy with a little bad boy thrown in. If it gets too bad I just throw them out!!
 no_one_word
Joined: 12/17/2006
Msg: 253
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Posted: 2/1/2007 3:54:39 AM
I think women fantasize about being able to turn a bad boy nice
and while a bad boy is exciting for awhile
a good man is what you want to come home to and grown old with.
 missyg29
Joined: 1/28/2007
Msg: 254
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Posted: 2/1/2007 3:54:03 PM
I don't think all women want a bad boy, but I think we all want to think our man could protect us if the chips were down. Yes, there has to be some physical attraction. But everyone is not all attracted to the same things.I am short, but I like my men tall. I am big and prefer a big man. It is disappointing to me when I realize I am not attractive to someone, but I understand. I may be big, but can not be attracted to horribly overweight. I like thick. Maybe we search for what we don't see in ourselves. I am working on being healthy, but even when I reach my goal, my opinion will still not be justified. Of Coarse, if the persons personality is morally disgusting, it doesn't matter how attractive they are on the outside.

Main point: we want protection, at least mildly attractive to us, and a good heart

IT'S ALL OR NOTHING
 ligonmaximus
Joined: 4/23/2006
Msg: 255
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Posted: 2/5/2007 10:42:13 PM
You make a great point here Tampa Lady when you say, "The advice: Start dating Bad Boys. The chemistry will be outrageous and after you’ve had your heart and soul trampled a couple of times, you’ll learn to appreciate and be attracted to nice guys, again."

But then women will say after the date with some nice guys, "He was nice but I didn't FEEL anything" or "He was boring"

On a positive note: It's a exiciting time now in the dating world because more and more nice men are learning how to attract women.
 ligonmaximus
Joined: 4/23/2006
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Posted: 2/5/2007 10:45:33 PM
I forgot to add: This is for the men on the forum....... Guys when you hear women say they want a nice guy that means. THEY WANT a nice guy who is a real man who knows how to attract women.
 onesimpleneed
Joined: 12/27/2004
Msg: 257
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Posted: 2/6/2007 10:03:14 PM
HAHA, this topic reminds me of that Seinfeld episode, "Its not you its me". "You're a really nice guy". More horrid words have never been spoken or so it would seem. What it really means it that she probably really didn't exactly tell you what she was looking for, and you didn't ask and that leads to the whole "I like you like a brother" speech.

It depends on what they want, you should be able to figure out on date #1 if she is shallow, a gold digger, a player, or whatever. One date. By date three, you better have figured out what she is ACTUALLY looking for.

As it is out there, there are freaks of every persuasion in all six sexes (male, female, gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered). If she is asking for something you can't give, cut her loose and move on. No woman "wants" a nice guy. No woman really finds a nice guy attractive because the term nice guy has been equated with "passive wuss".

What they really want is a well rounded, even mannered (notice I didn't say mild mannered) person who will treat them well. Also remember that women just vent when they are talking. Do not under any circumstance help them with their problems unless they specifically ask you to. Example - She is having problems with her boss at work and asks your opinion. She is asking for your opinion, not for you to fix it. Do not go beat the heck out of her boss to "fix" the problem, that isn't what she asked for.

I could have the most lovely conversation when I was married. I would come home and just say one simple sentence, "So honey, how was your day?", then I could sit back and just listen and not say one intelligent thing for an hour and a half. But you better damn well sure make absolutley sure you are paying attention, because there will be pop quizzes during that hour and a half.

One of the biggest problems facing people today is that if they get to be say 35 and have either never married or were in horrible marriages and are dating again, the pool of "good ones" is very limited. After my divorce, at 38, I was approached by and dated a 23 year old exclusively for a year and a half. She knew there was no way I would ever get remarried. Divorce = you lose half your stuff. Divorced a second time = you lose half of half your stuff leaving you with 1/4 of your original amount.

The problem is many people either demand to get remarried, as they equate marriage as actually meaning something, because after all, if it really meant something, why are you divorced in the first place? Either a.) you didn't do your homework and just "got married" in the first place, or b.) thought the grass was greener on the other side of the street and now found out it wasn't and now you are afraid of sleeping alone for the rest of your life. Don't worry it gets easier. The 23 year old I dated wondered why she had never been able to find someone her age that treated her the way I did. Its simple, how many 23 year old guys do you know that have it all figured out and are ready to settle down? Those that do are already settled down b 23. I know I was. Then by the time I was 38 and divorced, I realized I didn't have a clue. Its been almost three years since things went south for me and I'll tell you, it gets easier living alone. Funny thing is there are plenty of crazies out there and eventually you get tired of trying to sort them all out. The best you can do is get a good radar going to look out for the crazies, gold diggers, game players, and "MARRY ME MARRY ME OR YOU DON'T LOVE ME" ones. And this was not aimed at women, there are plenty of men that fall into those categories too.

Look at it this way dude, men as a rule of thumb start dropping like flies starting in their late 40's to early 50's. By the time you are say 55-60, you can date all the 55-70 year old women you want! Or, try moving somewhere that the women to men ratio is skewed really bad in your favor. I hear Chicago and Montreal are two good places to meet well educated beautiful women. Keep in mind it gets to be -40 up there so I'll sacrifice love for being able to sit on the beach and watch the sunset in January without having to wear a coat. Yep, the older you get, the more you find out, you can live without 'em...
 mystery24
Joined: 10/12/2006
Msg: 258
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Posted: 2/8/2007 7:55:33 AM
From my experience, its seems that most women crave the excitement and thrill of being with a bad boy and have no time for a guy who would treat them with respect.

Many a time I have seen women out with men who not only treat them with disrepect when they're together but chat up other women right under their girlsfriends noses and she sits there and accepts it.

I agree that some nice guys, as stated earlier, can be shy in asking someone out but is this because they think a girl is only interested in a bad boy?
 whirledtraveler1
Joined: 2/25/2006
Msg: 259
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Posted: 2/8/2007 8:34:19 AM
Seems to me that most 'real women' want a man. Not a [favorite adjective] guy, not a [favorite adjective] boy, but a man. With all that that's supposed to entail.

Today, that usually means.... (if you yourself disagree with any one of these, but generally agree in principle with what I'm aiming at here, don't bother arguing on a pt-by-pt basis!).

A man who can be protective
A man who stands above other men in some fashion or other
(not necessarily physically, but you get the point)
A man who is responsible (or can be when he wants to, even if he seems reckless)
A man who lives an adventurous life (or can, or did before even if he doesn't today)
A man who has achieved some success (or is clearly on the path to do so)
A man who knows how to make women feel... certain things...
A man who knows how to stand on his own feet but also enjoys a woman with him
A man who exemplifies certain virtues (like honesty, integrity, respect, etc)
-- but ALSO who carries a certain air of mystery & unpredictability.

And more.

All women idealize the concept of a man who will treat them well, but often the type of man who advertises that he's a nice guy comes attached with personality traits that turn them off (such as the antithesis of any of the above, amongst others).

(Obviously this sort of thing applies when we reverse genders and talk about the common patterns there too).

Thing is -- it's hard to argue with (1) DNA, (2) unconscious attraction patterns, & (3) behavior.

After all, behavior is a much more honest form of communication, than words. I'm not even saying everyone's a liar -- I don't believe that's true. What I believe is that most people don't know themselves as well as they think.

Men & women both... look & listen to what people do, more than you do to what people say. The truth lies therein.
 morethanafriend
Joined: 6/13/2006
Msg: 260
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Posted: 2/9/2007 3:36:29 PM
women like bad boys....either you got it or you dont. some ( me ) , cant help it. its just a part of you. you can try as hard as you can to be good, but the bad always finds its way to you. be happy your a nice guy. find you a good girl. theyre out there. and whats wrong with that kind of woman suthrncharm? you just gotta know how to tame her, which obviously you dont......too bad
 taxman_61
Joined: 4/9/2006
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Posted: 2/9/2007 6:46:17 PM
I am a nice guy, but everytime I go to talk to a female, they give me a dirty look & walk away. I am getting the same reaction as a guy who is a jerk, so being shy has nothing to do with it.
 Subtle Hints not taken
Joined: 1/17/2007
Msg: 262
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Posted: 2/9/2007 7:41:57 PM
I met a woman on myspace. we chatted for 3-4 months, a few time a week on the phone. then after the 1st meet, never hear from her again. was nice, caring, made her laugh, and all the fun stuff. but was not up on her looks side. why is that women want a model all the time? cant fault them, much, bur know some women who are 400+ lbs, and think they can get any guy they want. then the ones I do get to know, cheat. WTF? My saying that I use all the time is: Single, happy and half-a**ed looking. meant that if i find someone, sweet, if not, no loss. Ive almost given up looking, so many fake women out there, that put up a font, then find out later that they are psycho. Still hopeful ill find someone though. anyone have a friend? heh
 ewok628
Joined: 2/24/2006
Msg: 263
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Posted: 2/13/2007 9:39:30 PM
Here's the honest truth about men and women when it comes to nice guys and nice girls. Inside each and everyone of us has a whore inside. It's just that people have a better way of keeping it in. The reason why it seems that girls love the a**holes is because of the fact that well, he is an a**hole but an a**hole who pleases her in bed.
80% of those people say they prefer personality before looks are liars. Unless that ugly dude with a great personality has an amazingly large you know what.
 meltinjohn
Joined: 11/28/2005
Msg: 264
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Posted: 2/13/2007 10:11:23 PM
Yea man I know. Most women seem to want ***holes only and material shit. Hey dude, im me and lets talk about it some because its a topic I would also like to vent on myself.
Its so frustrating isn't it?
 yes222
Joined: 1/2/2007
Msg: 265
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Posted: 2/13/2007 10:14:33 PM
what planet are you from lol
 simmering59
Joined: 2/2/2007
Msg: 266
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Posted: 2/14/2007 3:20:41 AM
I prefer to be with a compassionate honey of a guy as opposed to an arrogant , narcissistic jerk . Nice guys are tough to find.Where are you?
 Retired_Rockstar
Joined: 1/2/2007
Msg: 267
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Posted: 2/14/2007 7:31:09 AM
Most women dont know what they want,, or it changes from day to day, WE have all heard the headline "looking for a nice guy,,, no game players etc" but in reality they refuse to talk to a nice guy or a non game player. I think most men and women have to go through a "cleansing" so to speak and it may take years to do this so they can be truthful with themselves.

Some men I know though just want to have sex with no commitment,, and are growing old,,, and will probably die alone,, but its their choice. And women are so tired of getting burned,,,

Welcome to the dating world,,, all I can say.
 odamnitman
Joined: 2/10/2007
Msg: 268
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Posted: 2/14/2007 3:57:33 PM
Yeah I know just what you mean ,sometimes I feel like nice guys end up inheriting the leftover baggage from the past miss-deeds of others (the so called bad boys) who do often to have ulterior motives. Hard to get past it though, I guess its best to just move on you can't un-spoil the fruit.
 bbcombo
Joined: 1/18/2007
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Posted: 2/14/2007 4:14:29 PM
Women if you want nice guys then answer me on these three questions. I have a degree in engineering, I have raised my children with my ex. I dont need a mother, dishwasher, cook, laundry service or maid. I am quite capable in handling these endeavors. It still amazes me the rules that applied in high school still apply 20 years later after my divorce and thus the questions:
1. If nice guys qualify, why before i loaded my pic on the website I would have emails flying back and forth. Now since the pic is loaded identifying me as a geek with glasses, and i think thats ok by the way, I only get two responses I initiated from two women who see past the looks and not seeking the stud pumping weights 3 hours aday, living on body building vitamins, and sometimes taking steroids. And then, this is the kicker, they are confused why they sleep around and move on. Becaused they can, women are wating in the wings to fix and change him.
2. Why is it if girls want sya they want an intelligent mate, I design websites and computer programs so I think that qulifies, they choose the guy whose interests include beer belching, hanging out with the guys 3 nights a week, and read the sports page of the local paper first. I play tennis, golf, read, and want to talk politics. These however normally dont receive pondering answers back. Again they (women) think they can fix him and he will change if they just tweak his buttons right. He then becomes bored and moves on- again because he has someone waiting in the wings ready to step up to the plate.
3. Finally if looks dont matter why then is it more important to know whether I tan, have hair on my chest (whats that all about) and i should shave it, and my dress style should conform to GQ magazine. I dress professionally, dont do the hair gel, dont wear an ear ring, and have no tattoos. For that I am considered weak, close minded, boring and lack Testosterone. All of these of course are incorrect but the women again want the bad boy. Even if he is a bartender, making no money, rides a street bike, and treats them like crap. Again they will fix and change him if they tweak it just right.
Your responses are appreciatted and welcome but this nice guys with girls definately at this point still doesnt work. Look at Beauty and the Geek, they didnt call it Beauty and the Stud because we already know thats what most girls want up front. Oh they may settle for the nice guy eventually. I dont need someone to settle for me as I am doing just fine.
 Goodi
Joined: 1/16/2006
Msg: 270
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Posted: 2/23/2007 12:51:39 PM
Hi .....I'm a nice guy but women don't want nice guys they want the idiots.....so that is what they end up with and that is what they deserved :)
 looking for love 2nd x
Joined: 8/12/2006
Msg: 271
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Posted: 2/23/2007 12:54:59 PM
Goodie

How are you a nice guy...........when your profile reads "intimate encounter"?
 droppedonchrome
Joined: 3/9/2006
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Posted: 2/23/2007 2:48:01 PM
nope, the hot ones are dirty freaks usually, and nice guys just can't seem to keep up. sorry.
 OnlyHonesty
Joined: 2/17/2007
Msg: 273
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Posted: 2/23/2007 3:28:15 PM
I would have to agree with the fack that women do seem to be attracted to jerks. All I hear too is that they want a nice guy (in fact look at a lot of the profiles on here as an example) but they complain when they pass up a nice and great guy because someone else will buy them things or is Mr. Hunk...rofl.

Now I know I'm not perfect by any means but come on ladies time to wake up. If you want what you say you do ("a true nice guy), then communicate with those of us that say we are nice guys. Now I know that a lot of guys say they are nice that aren't, but spend some time talking with them on-line and pay attention to how they treat you the first couple of times if you decide to meet. If they treat you like a piece of meat, or they start talking about sex right away that might be a red flag!!

So to make this long story short and get off my soap box...Yuletide I feel you dude, and I'm a little tierd of it too.

Good Luck!!

OnlyHonesty
 Startingover64
Joined: 5/14/2006
Msg: 274
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Posted: 2/25/2007 3:54:59 PM
Nice guys get nowhere, I have seen it all the time, women precieve it as a wuss,,,,,,,,,,
 CrazyWolf68
Joined: 4/7/2007
Msg: 275
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Posted: 5/3/2007 1:44:29 PM
I often wonder the same thing.I mean you check out the profiles and all you see is:Real man wanted,Good-Hearted man wanted,Where are the Nice guys,Etc,Etc,Etc...But when the nice guy approaches them It's like we have the plague or something.Ladies,What is it that you want....
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