"Not really good news for nice guys, then: it seems the only place where they sometimes get the girl is in societies which are about to wipe themselves out. "
This should be great news for the Geeks in NuLabors Britain.
Interesting news today for male Reg readers living in primitive, murderous jungle warrior societies. New research indicates that, while in general the more violent and aggressive you are the more success with the ladies you will have, there is a point at which diminishing returns set in. News regarding the limitations of …
I'm a nice guy! If the end of civilisation is necessary for me to secure a mate, those fools can go killing all day long, as far as I care.
I do have one teensy niggle, however: now I have this knowledge, does wishing for the end of society as we know it mean that I'm not a nice guy any more?
Warlike people enslave the women of the defeated tribe. Violence results in domination. It depends on what you mean by getting the ladies. You can own human beings and subject them to intercourse, giving you servants for life and children, but that's not exactly winning hearts and minds, is it?
In my neck of the woods, I was rather hoping that the homicidal were put away. That's how it works on CSI anyway.
I'm a nice guy and married too, so stuff evolution, maybe its *gasp* cultural!
Its just the same as the Americans (who like to murder each other) and the Canadians (who don't).
When dating online, I find a lot of women who are married or have a boyfriend that's an real ass but whom she never actually leaves.
My experience is that while the nice guy often doesn't get the girl, he often get to borrow her.
Maybe the women are sneaking off to have some quality time with a guy who treats them nice, while their husbands are off on their violent escapes.
Seems like there were three groups:
A. Warlike bastards
B. Ordinary nice guys
C. Clever nice guys
The researchers do their research after all the killing... group B is pretty much all dead, they don't get the girls, but they also don't get counted. Group C is clever enough to smooth-talk the girls, and therefore scores higher.
Alternatively, the really nasty bastards all lied about being nice guys, and anyone who disagreed had unfortunate accidents...
There seems to be a big mismatch. Clever women would like clever men, but they are usually incapable of talking sensibly (and unboringly) to women. I reckon it's the men who can hold a decent, funny conversation that get laid most, whether that be warrior or nerd.
Where's our Paris equivalent then, eh? Or is that on the ladies version of El Reg, Helen Reg?