A nice guy is an informal term for an often young adult male who portrays himself with characteristics such as being gentle , compassionate , sensitive and vulnerable. 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  , dishonestly uses acts of ostensible friendship and basic social etiquette with the unstated aim of progressing to a romantic or sexual relationship. The results of the research on romantic perception of "nice guys" are mixed and often inconsistent. Studies that explicitly use the term "nice guy" sometimes cite research that does not directly use the term, but which addresses behaviours which are often associated with disingenuous "niceness".
Most of us have at least one relationship from our past that we look back upon incredulously and wonder, "What was I thinking? In my late twenties, I dated a man for eight months who was narcissistic, verbally and physically abusive. The first time he physically hurt me, we were on a road trip with my best friend. Two hours in, I said something he didn't agree with so he grabbed a handful of my hair and yanked it hard enough that the muscles in my neck spasmed.
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