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

Upvote x infinity

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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. ❤️

Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm glad for you. But I believe your comment is addressed towards these pretenders who expect sex from friendship by default. Like, moral of the story -> don't expect it - if it happens, it's luck.

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K Witmer
Community Member
1 month ago

The friendzone doesn't exist. You're just a friend so be a friend and stop thinking you're owed sex or a relationship just bc you're pretending to be nice. We can tell that's why we talk about other guys w you so you get the effing hint bc it gets scary if we full on reject a guy w nice guy syndrome

Banjo Peppers
Community Member
1 month ago

How much do I need to pay to never hear ANYONE say “friend zone” EVER AGAIN?

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

depends if EA bought the concept of romance or not

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petersilie
Community Member
1 month ago

the "friend zone" can have different meanings and is a popular term to manipulate people. i stay with a non-negative view and would ask "to be friends", if they expect more than that.

🌺🍍🌼🌻🌼🍍🌺
Community Member
1 month ago

yeah, of course there are different types of a friendzone. there is a friend who you don't think of in a romantic way, and then there is the "friendzone" which is much less desirable

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

My husband started in the friend zone 30 years ago. And... we're still together. So, don't diss the friend zone!

Gin Marie
Community Member
1 month ago

The "friend zone" has a particular meaning. The guys who whine about it often sneer that they have *enough* female friends, which means they're just hanging around trying to manipulate a girl into sex.

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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
Community Member
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❤
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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)
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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)
Community Member
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.

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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