Young Women's Dating Behavior: Why/Why Not Date a Nice Guy?

  title={Young Women's Dating Behavior: Why/Why Not Date a Nice Guy?},
  author={Anita K. McDaniel},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • Anita K. McDaniel
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Sex Roles
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate why some women report a desire to date nice guys but prefer dating jerks. Specifically, young women's dating choices based on their reasons for dating in general and the attractive/unattractive traits that they perceive that a man possesses were explored. Popular texts offer evidence that young women may/may not select nice guys as dating partners because nice guys may/may not be able to provide them with what they want from their dating experiences… CONTINUE READING
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