Break Social Barriers

Back when I was in high school, girls placed a guy into one of four categories:

  • “Cute”: He was pretty much the guy who got away with anything. He set trends and never had problems getting dates on Saturday nights. His confidence was reinforced by the barrage of candygrams during Valentine’s Day. Some girls even pretended he was funny even though they were mainly laughing because he’s cute. Sometimes he was referred to as “sooo cute”.
  • “Funny”: He may not have been the best looking guy around, but he still managed to be surrounded by girls. He was charming and even his fellow guys respected him. Some of those who were referred to as “sooo funny” by the girls even made the jump to the “cute” category at times.
  • “Nice”: It was the category most guys dreaded falling into. He was the guy that girls ask about homework. He was the reliable lab partner. He was the guy that the other guys trust with their girlfriends. He sometimes was able to jump to the “funny” category, but almost never to the “cute” category.
  • “Who?”: He was not really placed in a category at all. In fact, girls rarely acknowledged him, and when they did, they referred to him as “that guy who…” (e.g. “that guy who wears that same unicorn t-shirt everyday”, “that guy who wears a cape”, or “that creepy guy who keeps smelling my hair in Algebra”)

Anyway, I found this short film on YouTube that illustrates the plight of the common “nice guy”.

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