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Nerve Dating poll: Do nice guys really finish last?

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"Nice guys finish last." It's as timeless a proverb as the classic "bros before hos." But in a world where Barack Obama is President of the United States and Jason Segel is a leading man, is it really true? 

We asked Nerve Dating members, who as it turns out, are decidedly pro-nice guy. 50% of you answered that the idea that nice guys finish last is a total myth. (And one member added, "Nice guy in the front, naughty in the back." I'm not sure what that means, but thanks for that.)

44% of Nerve Dating members said that while nice guys don't always finish last, they can be at a big disadvantage. One Nerve Dating member commented that "the definition of 'nice' is certainly debatable these days." That's a good point — not to mention that being "nice" isn't always the nice thing to do. Which is confusing. Another member advised, "You just gotta know when to be nice and when to crush your opposition." I think I just got a contact testosterone high. Hot.

Only 6% answered that yes, jerks rule the world and nice guys finish last in it. That would be the Dick Cheney/John Mayer outlook on our society, I guess.

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