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Do nice guys finish last?

The statement Nice Guys Finish Last is a sentiment that has been echoed throughout society for ages and now modern studies have found some truth to it. Studies from researchers at the University of Rochester, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel found a possible factor that indicates why women and men have different sexual reactions with receptive strangers of the opposite sex. In the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin men and women were not interested in the “nice guys.” But in contrast to this, men were very interested in the “nice girls.” Evidence shows that they to any relationship is actually responsiveness, but during the first meeting, this is usually not that important yet. In the study researchers tested whether women or men perceived a receptive opposite-sex stranger as sexually attractive and, if they did, whether the “responsive” quality registered as overtly feminine or masculine. Researcher Gurit Birnbaum elaborates further that, “Sexual desire thrives on rising intimacy and being responsive is one of the best ways to instill this elusive sensation over time.” Within the study published in Newsweek, researchers found that men who perceived possible female partners as responsive found them to be ‘more feminine and more attractive.’ The study revealed that physical cues of femininity stimulate sexual attraction, suggest higher estrogen levels, better overall quality and solid reproductive health. On the contrasting end of the study it showed that, “women didn’t necessarily perceive a responsive man as less masculine, but they also did not find a responsive man more attractive. What’s more, when women perceived their male partner to be responsive, they were less attracted to the man.” The results from this study, give some reasoning as to why nice guys finish last. The study concludes that, “it appeared that in an initial encounter men liked nice ladies; women thought nice guys were kind of lame.”