Why ‘Nice’ Guys Never Win

Ask Demetria: If being nice is your best quality, you should expect to be alone.

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You want to “get the girl”? Nice is a great start, but you also need to be interesting, witty and, more than anything else, memorable if you want to have a better shot at “winning.”

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor to The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. She answers your dating and relationship questions on The Root each week. Feel free to ask anything at askdemetria@theroot.com.

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