The Nice Guys in My Life photo courtesy of Alina M. Photography
I have several guilty pleasures: wedding shows, cooking, blogging, Broadway, wine and wait for it- The Bachelorette. Yes, people. I am slightly obsessed with this cheesy, sometimes-fake, always entertaining Monday treasure of a program. It started in my single years as a girls’ night favorite where there were plenty of fabulous girlfriends sitting around the TV with wine, champagne, and great food along for the ride. It has since evolved. Monday night this is the hubs and my ritual. Don’t be quick to pull his Man-Card people; he is so secure in his masculinity he can tolerate this dose of Estrogen-infused Crack and at times finds it quite entertaining. Plus, dating/marrying me EQUALED watching this show; so he was essentially stuck with it and me .
Like in the world we live in, you can imagine there is always an incessant battle between Good and Evil…in other words- The Nice Guys vs. The Bad Boys. Often the bad boys make the audience at home cringe and want to throw the media source, i.e. TV, displaying their volatile ways and crazy good looks out a five story balcony. Yet, the Bachelorette is always smitten; always falling for their sinister egos, flashy smiles, and sweet nothings. All the while, the genuinely good guys with hearts of gold and equally deliciously handsome looks sit in the background, once again coming in last to the jerks. Until this Monday.
I am proud to say that while the Bachelorette, Emily Maynard was initially fooled by Ryan- the eternal bad boy with a narcissistic ego the size of Canada- she sent him packing this past week during a one-on-one date- the worst place not to get a rose. This sparked an interesting conversation about the topic at hand. Do nice guys actually come in last?
The hubs and I talked a while and came to the conclusion that yes-sometimes the nice guys come in last; but eventually the planets once again align and the angels smile down and good wins out. So it must be said, it doesn’t matter who is in the lead throughout the entire race, what matters is who takes a last minute dash and crosses the finish line first- The Nice Guys- because in the end they make the best friends, dads, husbands, men.
So today friends let’s give a huge shout out to the Nice Guys- their humble, good-natured ways deserve it!
Nicki G. The Nice Girl who Married a Nice Guy