NICE GUYS / BAD BOYS

From:    Jason Carr
To:      David Rice                       Msg #10, 02-Oct-93 11:49am
Subject: Nice guys don't place at all

This is an excerpt from _Dating Iron John and Other Pleasures_, by Linda
Sunshine.  It was reprinted in _New Woman_ (!) and copied for me by a
friend.

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NICE GUYS / BAD BOYS

When you're single and looking, all men can be divided into two
categories:  Nice Guys and Bad Boys.  And though Nice Guys ask us out,
we want to date Bad Boys.  What's the lure of the bad boy?  The answer
is revealed in the following chart, which shows the strange way our
minds work when our hearts are under the influence of a bad boy.

Nice Guy:                             Bad Boy:

CALLS EVERY DAY                       CALLS ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS
-10 for being desperate               +10 for even calling

MAKES A DATE TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE     CALLS AT LAST MINUTE FOR A DATE
-10 for being too available           +10 for being popular

HAS A STEADY JOB                      UNEMPLOYED
-10 for being ordinary                +10 for being artistic,
                                      anti-establishment

WANTS TO MEET YOUR BEST FRIEND        WANTS TO DATE YOUR BEST FRIEND
-10 for trying to toady his way       +10 for making you jealous
into your life

WANTS A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP          CAN'T MAKE A COMMITMENT
-10 for not having found one with     +10 for being a challenge
anybody else

GOES OUT OF HIS WAY TO PLEASE YOU     ONLY PLEASES YOU WHEN HE FEELS
-10 for being dependent               LIKE IT
                                      +10 for independence

TAKES YOU TO EXPENSIVE RESTAURANTS    WANTS YOU TO COOK FOR HIM
-10 for making you wear panty hose    +10 for eating your food

EXTREMELY INTERESTED IN YOUR WORK     EXTREMELY INTERESTED IN HIS WORK
-10 for asking too many questions     +10 for making you a good listener

TALKS ABOUT HIS FEELINGS              NEVER TALKS ABOUT HIS FEELINGS
-10 because his feelings are never    +10 for allowing you to fantasize
in sync with yours                    about how he feels about you

BRINGS YOU ROSES FOR NO REASON        NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN
-10 for making you feel guilty        +10 for honesty
for accepting gifts

ALWAYS DRESSES NEAT AND CLEAN         DOESN'T CARE ABOUT CLOTHES
-10 for always wearing geeky jeans    +10 for looking great naked

TELLS STUPID JOKES                    TELLS STUPID JOKES
-10 for boredom                       +10 for making you laugh

*BONUS POINTS*                        *BONUS POINTS*
+10 for driving a nice car            +250 for being a great kisser

*TOTAL SCORE*                         *TOTAL SCORE*
Nice Guys: -110                       Bad Boys +370

Any questions?

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