There are two types of nice guys — those who get the term from others for being decent human beings and those who attribute it to themselves. Sadly, some self-proclaimed "nice guys", who are actually manchildren or douches, mistake being spineless and pathetic for being nice and they are all over the place.

They might tone down their virtue signaling in real life over the fear of being called out and having to actually deal with a person but show all their true colors online, where the cable provides them with distance and security. Mainly, they go after women on every imaginable platform. However, rejections shake their vulnerable ego and in order to save it from shattering, nice guys attack.

The appropriately-titled subreddit r/NiceGuys collects sightings of these repulsive creatures in order to prepare everyone should they face one of them in the wild. The ridiculous posts paint a pretty vivid picture of what might be waiting for you just a click away, so continue scrolling and check them out. By the end of this article, you'll definitely know how to spot — and avoid — a nice guy.

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We Even Eat

We Even Eat

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Kateryna
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1 month ago

Best comeback ever!

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These nice guys, the often physically unattractive men who overcompensate for their physical and social shortcomings with clingy and over-the-top behavior to women, are relentlessly mocked online.

Dr. Robert Glover, who's studied the issue, agreed that these men are often trying to form "covert contracts" with the target of their affections.

#2

An Honest Observation

An Honest Observation

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

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Psychologist Dr Jesse Marczyk told The Independent: "The men who tend to get stuck in the friend-zone might not be attractive enough on their own (physically, socially, or otherwise), and so try to compensate for their shortcomings by investing in women more than their peers. In other words, they might use kindness to try and make up for what they lack elsewhere."

Their logic dictates that if you meet someone's needs without them having to ask, they should meet yours. So if a man is nice to a woman, she should repay him by becoming his girlfriend, because that's only fair.

"Others typically do not realize these contracts exist and are often surprised when the nice guy lashes out at their failure to keep their end of the deal."

#3

Thought It Belonged Here

Thought It Belonged Here

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Reinstate said law please! (But not nose biting, maybe a swift kick to the twig and berries?)

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#4

It's Not The Piece Of Plastic

It's Not The Piece Of Plastic

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varwenea
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1 month ago

If the piece of plastic is better than the guy, he is definitely the problem.

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#5

When Will They Realise

When Will They Realise

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Saico Hipe
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1 month ago

Yeah, about that... I am a guy who's been friends mostly with women throughout my life. Not because I expected them to have sex with me, but because I genuinely valued their friendship. Lo and behold, more than a couple of them ended up having sex with me. Even if that didn't continue, we remained friends. In one case it DID continue, and we've now been together almost 5 years. ❤️

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#6

Nice Guy Thinks He’s Better Than Guacamole

Nice Guy Thinks He’s Better Than Guacamole

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Ripley
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1 month ago

Dude honestly thinks that she's putting in a booty call with him after he called her a "f*****g bitch". Talk about being massively deluded.

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#7

At Least Some Justice Was Served

At Least Some Justice Was Served

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CatWoman312
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1 month ago (edited)

Okay she definitely dodged a Missile

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#8

A Self Aware Former Nice Guy

A Self Aware Former Nice Guy

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

I like this one, he made me laugh. I hope he’s found his happiness now he has some self awareness.

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#9

Nice Guy Tries To Insult A Woman And Accidentally Compliments Her Instead

Nice Guy Tries To Insult A Woman And Accidentally Compliments Her Instead

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Animal lover❤
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1 month ago

I love thisz one

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#10

Guess We Can Add Moby To The List Of Nice Guys As Well

Guess We Can Add Moby To The List Of Nice Guys As Well

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Cat
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1 month ago

Savage! And I'm here for it lol

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#11

This One Is So Unbelievable It Sounds Fake... But At The Same Time, I Don’t Doubt It At All

This One Is So Unbelievable It Sounds Fake... But At The Same Time, I Don’t Doubt It At All

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm much smarter than you -- yeah dude, that's a good pickup line. Very seductive.

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#12

Not Mine But Shared With Permission. Note How The Apology Only Comes When He Realizes He's Been Blasted

Not Mine But Shared With Permission. Note How The Apology Only Comes When He Realizes He's Been Blasted

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hobbitly
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1 month ago (edited)

Yes that person was not nice, but posting a private convo online to your own Facebook page where people will recognize them, also isnt a very nice thing to do imo.

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#13

When Your Self-Awareness Tank Is Empty

When Your Self-Awareness Tank Is Empty

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Saico Hipe
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1 month ago

A lack of self awareness on this level definitely explains how there are still so many Trump supporters

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#14

Let There Be... Nice Guys

Let There Be... Nice Guys

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Vorknkx
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1 month ago

So "nice guys" are kinda like pets - they perform tricks and expect treats as a reward :D

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#15

“Decent Guy” Only Wants One Thing From His Date

“Decent Guy” Only Wants One Thing From His Date

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Deborah B
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1 month ago

On the plus side, at least he self-id'd as an asshole before she got any deeper in the relationship.

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#16

I (19f) Broke Up With My Boyfriend (25m) Of 2 Months Only To Find Out He Was A “Nice Guy.” Bullet Dodged. The Last Bit Of Our Text Conversation And A Post He Made On Instagram A Couple Days Later

I (19f) Broke Up With My Boyfriend (25m) Of 2 Months Only To Find Out He Was A “Nice Guy.” Bullet Dodged. The Last Bit Of Our Text Conversation And A Post He Made On Instagram A Couple Days Later

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Kateryna
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1 month ago

Calling her family? What the actual f? What's wrong with him? I hope she is alright.

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#17

This Screenshot From The Social Network Is Just Beautiful

This Screenshot From The Social Network Is Just Beautiful

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Alex T
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1 month ago

truth

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#18

Why Don't Women Have Sex Wiv Me?

Why Don't Women Have Sex Wiv Me?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Why do men watch porn and wank, are we women not good enough for you?

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#19

A Little Too On The Nose

A Little Too On The Nose

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Elizabeth Molloy
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1 month ago

LOL! Brilliant!

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#20

Feed Up With The Whining

Feed Up With The Whining

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Saico Hipe
Community Member
1 month ago

Every time with these incel-types. Like, do you have any idea how much of a turn off it is to hear someone whining about how they're unfuckable? Ever heard the phrase, 'self-fulfilling prophecy?'

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#21

If A Nice Guy Was A 911 Operator

If A Nice Guy Was A 911 Operator

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varwenea
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1 month ago

Not believing her makes him not a nice guy.

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#22

Im A Dude Lmfao

Im A Dude Lmfao

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nanashi
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1 month ago

"unless you got really fat." wow

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#23

Some Honest Reflection On The Nice Guy Mentality

Some Honest Reflection On The Nice Guy Mentality

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Kateryna
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1 month ago

I appreciate him admitting it and being ashamed

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#24

Charming Alpha Male Asks Me To Break Up With My Girlfriend For Him

Charming Alpha Male Asks Me To Break Up With My Girlfriend For Him

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Valentina Lattante
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1 month ago

funny how "gorgeous women" become "ugly bitches" in 2 minutes...

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#25

It's A Bold Strategy, Cotton, Let's See If It Pays Off For Him

It's A Bold Strategy, Cotton, Let's See If It Pays Off For Him

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nanashi
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1 month ago

in what dimension does this kind of threatening works??

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#26

Looking Out For A Bro

Looking Out For A Bro

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Ripley
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1 month ago

The cognitive dissonance displayed here is breathtaking.

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#27

“Fedora With Arms”

“Fedora With Arms”

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

That is just stupid.

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#28

And Then I Never Used Bumble Again

And Then I Never Used Bumble Again

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Nadine Bamberger
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1 month ago

Talking about entitled a**holes.

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#29

Found At A Church LED Dance...

Found At A Church LED Dance...

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Woah, this is f****d up.

Lynsey Mooney
Community Member
1 month ago

All sorts of f****d up!

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Jo Cooper
Community Member
1 month ago

My church never lets my son go to the dance if he’s wearing lipgloss!

My O My
Community Member
1 month ago

That's mean actually. In general

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

i get what they were going for in trying to encourage the girls to say yes, but yeah, this flier needs to be revised, heavily. With kerosene and matches. This flier is un-redeemable.

Flare
Community Member
1 month ago

Okie dokie! *grabs gasoline and matches*

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Katy McMouse
Community Member
1 month ago

So, essentially this is a dance where the girls are pimped out to boys who are being groomed to expect this sort of behavior and subservience their whole lives. Sounds like a Duggar finishing school.

Blue of the yams (They/He)
Community Member
1 month ago

Remember: You serve men and you owe it to your masters to look and act like a lady!! (That was sarcastic, don't worry...)

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

What is this from, 1953?

Saico Hipe
Community Member
1 month ago

F**k churches so hard. This is disgusting

giovanna
Community Member
1 month ago

A modern version of "lay back and think of England"?

Charlotte
Community Member
1 month ago

Not sure this qualifies as modern. Very much the attitude of an organisation looking to the Bronze Age for its moral standards.

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Lazy Farmer
Community Member
1 month ago

sh*t, the whole thing is an effing train wreck 🤮

Ssss
Community Member
1 month ago

The whole poster is just awful. Issues here with consent, suggesting women are subordinate, everything is based on looks and you should say yes to a man whether you want to or not. Disgusting.

Charlotte A.
Community Member
1 month ago

"remember who you are" - and then pretend to be someone else, and follow our "advice".

kinmik
Community Member
1 month ago

S**t like this is why I left the Mormon church. Women are expected to provide for the men and make babies, girls are groomed and taught that this is their godly "duty". It's so ugly.

Teresa Taylor
Community Member
1 month ago

I immediately recognized the "remember your standards" and the "for the strength of youth" notes in the flier. The sad part is, these things are common in young women's classes but never in the young men's classes. It's always "girls don't dress inappropriately," "girls don't tempt the boys." Screw that, BOYS HAVE AGENCY, TOO. They know right from wrong and it is THEIR choice to do right or to do wrong. Not some girl's "fault" for wearing a short skirt or tight pants.

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Oskar vanZandt
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1 month ago

And we rebound back to the 1950s... I suggest the author of this helpful note remembers to floss their brain...

Jonahs Mrs
Community Member
1 month ago

Why doesn't number 4 say "if you don't want to dance, find a kind but FIRM way to say no thank you?" And why is there no 4a stating " boy's, good on you for plucking up courage to ask her to dance in front of all her friends, but remember no means no and she doesn't owe you anything else" Why it is only male and females allowed to dance is another rant altogether x

Sinkvenice
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, this is so f****d.

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

A rapists handbook. Just like Jesus wanted it to be.

Ms.GB
Community Member
1 month ago

Who tf wrote that

Amelia Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

Mormons.

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Avery S
Community Member
1 month ago

Welcome to my life, we get these before every dance. the best part is, I'm gay af lol

Gemjoybug
Community Member
1 month ago

'Never say no' it's only 3 minutes......

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

Did they gets this from 1810?

London Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Cheesus crackers, if a guy walked up to me and said, "You can't say no it's the rule" i would scream

Lavender Wolfie (づ ◕‿◕ )づ
Community Member
1 month ago

Preach!!!!

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Tiffany Weathers
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep... sounds about right. Some religions specifically see women as a means of procreation. We are supposed to shut up, man the home front and make babies. That’s it. One major reason why I lost respect for the church

Azure Adams
Community Member
1 month ago

More like an LDS church dance

Teresa Taylor
Community Member
1 month ago

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!

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WiggleCat
Community Member
1 month ago

I like how after the "Don't say No to a guy who asks..." , it immediately says Know your Standards. Yeah, I know my standards. Hence why I wouldn't say yes to everyone :I

Animal lover❤
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my god

Thenatural
Community Member
1 month ago

Go with Christ child.

Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

This sounds like it was written in the 1950's, at least!

Katinka Min
Community Member
1 month ago

Gotta groom those girls early, if you want enough stepford wives for the future.

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

What the actual f***¿?¿?

sabocat
Community Member
1 month ago

ew ew ew ew!

oddkiddo
Community Member
1 month ago

What decade? What planet??

Full of Giggles
Community Member
1 month ago

What in the Footloose is this s**t?

Missy Barton
Community Member
1 month ago

If you have a dance card, you dance with the people on your dance card, not some rando who lurks his way over to ask you.

Michelle C
Community Member
1 month ago

I bet $50 that this was written by a dude who was scarred by every dance he went to.

Alien_cos
Community Member
1 month ago

This is why I don’t go to church. Ever.

Todorokie-dokie
Community Member
1 month ago

This is why I’m no longer Christian. If God’s so perfect and forgiving, why does me loving another woman mean I have to spend an eternity in hell? I don’t care if he’s real or not, I won’t worship someone who makes you burn for being LGBTQ+.

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Um no means no. Christ.

Hollie Newton
Community Member
1 month ago

How can you know your standards but then be expected not to say no to any guy who asks to dance

S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Ew.

Vanta Black
Community Member
1 month ago

That's the church for ya...

Kim
Community Member
1 month ago

What the actual f***

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
1 month ago

Who the f**k thought this was a good idea?

Suzanne Garrison
Community Member
1 month ago

All that’s missing is the reminder to leave space between you for the Holy Spirit

Retro Dan™
Community Member
1 month ago

Clearly written by the class weirdo who never got married and who works in the same school he himself attended.

i0ana
Community Member
1 month ago

Ohh,hell NO,just NOOOOO!

B-b-bird
Community Member
1 month ago

How does does "Never say NO" and "know your standards" even appears on one card

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
1 month ago

Invitation to the Handmaids' Ball.

Maurettis
Community Member
1 month ago

It's church, what did you expect?

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Didn't know they had church LED dances in the US back in the 1900's.

DKS 001
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd be finding a new church

Carlota
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow I have no words

Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel like this is exactly what I'd expect under the "church" heading.

Lora Mad
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess they were trying to make the girls acknowledge the shy and dorky boys and help them build up self-esteem... But they only managed to order the girls to never say no to anything and point out that's appreciated by the clergy... Yuck

Bernd Herbert
Community Member
1 month ago

it's church...what did you expect?

Romenriel
Community Member
1 month ago

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Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

"No guy is ever going to interrupt the...." What? Good joke.... However, I've been in situations when I wish someone interrupted (a.k.a. resqued me from) drunken pseudo philosophers.

RaroaRaroa
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1 month ago

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If this is a school dance, No 4 is OK, as long as it works both ways. Girls should be able to ask and not be rejected too. Although a 2nd request from the same person shouldn't need to be an automatic yes.

Laugh or not
Community Member
1 month ago

No, it is not in. It is the contrary to ok. It is sick and damaging. They are teaching the boys that they have the right to a girl as much as they want. And teaching the girls they don't have the right to refuse.

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#30

A Facebook Friend Had Her BF Pass Away Recently, And She Shared This Experience From A "Nice Guy"

A Facebook Friend Had Her BF Pass Away Recently, And She Shared This Experience From A "Nice Guy"

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

That is sickening. Oooh her defences are down she just lost her boyfriend, I'm gna creep on over to try and meet my own needs because I can. Oh hell there is a lot of shuddery stuff on this thread

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#31

Here’s A Fun A Guy Who Also Texted My Boyfriend About The Matter (4) I Made This Account Just To Post This

Here’s A Fun A Guy Who Also Texted My Boyfriend About The Matter (4) I Made This Account Just To Post This

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Kateryna
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1 month ago

I don't understand why people think this would work.

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#32

This Guy Commented On A Post About My History Of Sexual Abuse

This Guy Commented On A Post About My History Of Sexual Abuse

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Conrad Strucker
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1 month ago

jesus christ dude there's a time and a place, and it's NEVER and NOWHERE

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#33

Niceguys(™)

Niceguys(™)

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guy greej
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1 month ago

Watches too many movies this gguy. Here's a tip, that never works unless you were already at a stage where you're basically dating without the label.

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#34

This "Nice Guy" Claimed He'd Never Pmed A Girl This Way Before & That He Meant No Offence But His Attitude Changed Dramatically After I Forwarded A Screenshot To His Wife...

This "Nice Guy" Claimed He'd Never Pmed A Girl This Way Before & That He Meant No Offence But His Attitude Changed Dramatically After I Forwarded A Screenshot To His Wife...

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Peeves
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1 month ago

"Flawnt"

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#35

My Former Friend's Decent Into Madness

My Former Friend's Decent Into Madness

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CatWoman312
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1 month ago

I hope she shows these messages to the new manager. He’s a creep and probably a rapist

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#36

I'm Just A Gooood Guuuuy, I Need No Sympathy

I'm Just A Gooood Guuuuy, I Need No Sympathy

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DKS 001
Community Member
1 month ago

wow yeah you showed her, huh? You showed her what a real good guy is. I bet she's regretting it now, yup. So regretting it .... (rolls eyes)

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#37

And Hes Still Waiting For His Apology

And Hes Still Waiting For His Apology

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Kateryna
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1 month ago

I really hope this guy gets fired. This is inappropriate, ESPECIALLY to coworkers.

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#38

Nice Guys And Creepy Asterisk Crossover Courtesy Of My Boyfriend

Nice Guys And Creepy Asterisk Crossover Courtesy Of My Boyfriend

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Daria B
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1 month ago

I was given the hateful look by rejecting guys hitting on me just because they were tan and, you know I "am white" (whatever that even means). No need to explain myself or justify the rejection in the first place, but they didn't even bother finding out about my marital status....

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#39

An Old Platonic Friend Randomly Sent Me A Video Of His Dingaling Because He Was Trying To Be Nice... I Think?

An Old Platonic Friend Randomly Sent Me A Video Of His Dingaling Because He Was Trying To Be Nice... I Think?

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Bernd Herbert
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1 month ago

what is wrong with those people?

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#40

My Stalker Called Himself A "Nice Guy" Today...

My Stalker Called Himself A "Nice Guy" Today...

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Daria B
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1 month ago

The better resolution is to show this to the police.....

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