Nice guys finish last: The age-old complaint that women don’t want nice guys, they want horrible guys. Or bad boys. Or men that have horrible tempers and like to eat scrap metal for breakfast. Am I going a bit too far with my explanations? Yes. But my annoyance is high on this one my friends. One thing men need to understand when they make this comment. There is a significant difference between nice and timid. Timid in the dating sense is being overly agreeable, not making a decision about what to do and not ever making a move in the physical sense. Hereto, timid guys finish last.