Many an internet whine has been wailed over women who, for some ungodly reason, do not reward the men who are nice to them with sex. It’s because girls only do sex with Bad Boys, reason the complainants, and they’re always putting Nice Guys in the ~*friendzone*~, a terrible space where these hapless, lovestruck Nice Guys wonder, over and over again, Why won’t this stupid bitch fuck me? I’m such a nice guy! I did the Nice!? Now where is my Sex? Now, thankfully, the days of the friendzone may be numbered.
This is a great article, but where it drops the ball is using Duckie from Pretty In Pink as an example. In love with Andie, sure, but in the end, is satisfied with just being her friend, as he always was. He only wanted what was best for his friend.
Now, look at the comments from women:
“Was I the only one who rooted against Ducky in Pretty in Pink in favor of James Spader? Because damn.”
Steff is the opposite of “nice guy”. He is a shallow, handsome, bad boy.
“I wanted him to win the whole movie. Whatever that means. Because he was a stone fox back in the day.”
She wanted him to win the whole movie merely based on the opinion that he was a “stone fox”.
“I actually really like Blaine and Andie together, though! So she can have Blaine and I’ll take Steff.”
Despite everything she knows about him, she’ll still take Steff because he’s handsome.
“My sexuality woke up when he called Molly Ringwald a bitch.”
“Can we make it clear that the husband in Love Actually is CHIWETEL EJIOFOR?! Why would you ever think about leaving him?”
Because he’s an asshole?
There are examples of this all over the internet. Though more rare than the majority of guys who objectify women based solely on their looks, it’s a two way street. Women get the uphill, but I know, as an average looking guy, it doesn’t matter how nice I might be. I’ll still be nice because it’s the human thing to do, but I ain’t turning any women’s heads with the thought that I am a “stone cold fox”. That’s what hurts. Steff gets the sex, me and Duckie get the friends. And in the end, that’s worth much more to me.