As a woman, I can pretty much spare you the suspense and tell you exactly what's up with this question. However, I've conducted zero research, and therefore my psycho-babble on the female persuasion is ultimately just hearsay.
When it comes to proving a point, you need a solid foundation—that foundation being actual fact, not just opinion. If anyone has the time, someone should relay this notion to our president. If a millennial writer can admit it, he surely can too.
Anyway, fortunately for you guys, the kind people over at Zoosk, a premiere online dating site, followed all of the proper guidelines by conducting a survey of their millions of users.
They posed the age-old question—"How do women really feel about 'nice guys'?" They also provided a nifty-little infographic which is super helpful to those of you (i.e. me) who prefer their statistics spoon-fed to them.
Let's highlight a few notable results—
You've got a better shot at landing the lady of your dreams if you ACTUALLY respond to her texts.
Apparently it's a huge bonus to use the phrase, "Knight in Shining Armor" in your online dating profile—you can thank Walt Disney for this.
Another big winner in the dating profile is labeling yourself as thoughtful. That's sort of a no-brainer, no?
Women between the ages of 30-50 really strive to find an honest man. So if you're looking to be a lying dick stick with younger women.
None of the "nice guy" adjectives made it into to the top 3 as far as the highest rank qualities women are looking for, but "kind" did make it to number 6, so there's that.
Again, I haven't conducted a study but the evidence from this one fully supports that women what a decent man—that doesn't mean you need to be a goody-two-shoes. It's all about balance. Also, let's remember, being funny NEVER hurts (oh, and devilishly handsome).