If you consider yourself a foodie, then Italy is absolutely a country you should visit. The cuisine there is perfection, and you’re sure to have a fantastic meal wherever you go.
Unassuming restaurants are usually the best ones because they serve the finest cuisine you will find. That’s definitely the case with Sforno in Rome which has some of the city’s best pizza. Hidden away in the Cinecittà district, this restaurant is sure to put you off takeaway or supermarket-bought pizzas forever.
Le Sfogline, Bologna
For the foodies who appreciate making food as much as eating it, a trip to Le Sfogline in Bologna is an absolute must. Here, you can learn how to create dough from scratch and turn it into tortellini that tastes even better than it looks. There’s nothing quite like homemade Italian pasta, especially when you’re the one responsible for making it.
Trattoria Gianni, Bologna
Another place that’s worth visiting in Bologna is Trattoria Gianni. Here, you can expect a meal of spaghetti Bolognese that’s more authentic than you’ll find anywhere else. That’s because it’s actually tagliatelle al ragù, a delicious dish made with tagliatelle rather than spaghetti. The restaurant is tucked out of the way, so the only people who really know about it are the locals.
All Of Le Marche
Certain regions in Italy are renowned for their delicacies. Le Marche isn’t usually one of them, but it should be. The area isn’t really intended for tourists, so you know that the food on offer is there to cater to Italians who want that classic, homemade taste. What’s not to like about that? Just be aware that not all the restaurants have menus, so you might have to be brave when making your order.
If your stomach’s growling, you should probably get yourself a one-way ticket to Italy!
40+ Examples of ‘Nice Guys’ Exposing Their True Colors
Here’s a word of warning — when someone tells you they’re a “nice guy,” take it with a pinch of salt. Or, perhaps a boulder of salt. The thing is, the type of man that calls himself a nice guy rarely is. As this list illustrates, men who refer to themselves as nice guys usually expect something in return. These entitled, toxic men are anything but nice! Take a look at these examples of nice guys exposing their true colors.
A Nice Charming Alpha Male
First up is this absolute monster of a nice guy. Basically, this guy has been texting a girl and thinks that he’s a better match for her than her boyfriend. Because, you know, nice guys know best.
This brazen boy then gets in touch with this woman’s boyfriend to politely ask if they could break up. Of course, the real headline here is that the nice guy quickly changes once he’s confronted. Suddenly, he thinks the girl is ugly. Typical.
She Just Gives Me Worms
This next nice guy message is a real rollercoaster. It starts off with the nice guy in question claiming that he’s moved on and is with another partner. Fine, sounds good. However, he then says that he loves his ex, and tells her that she’ll always be his soulmate. Not so good.
In yet another twist, this nice guy then tells his ex that he wishes she were dead. We can’t imagine receiving such an unpleasant and confusing text message. Just keep it to yourself!
I Guess I’m Cursed
For some reason, when some men aren’t successful with dating, they decide it’s because women are awful. These men say that women only go for bad boys, and that they don’t appreciate what’s in front of them. Most of all, they cry about how nice they are, and how mean, nasty women hate niceness.
This person went on Facebook to claim that his niceness was a curse preventing him from getting girls. Thankfully, someone pointed out the real issue.
Do You Ever Respond?
Starting a conversation on a dating app can be a tense thing. Do you start with a joke? A simple hello? Perhaps you could ask something related to their bio. Ideally, whatever you say, the other person won’t immediately take offense and insult you.
This nice guy started his conversation by asking if the other person ever responds to messages. She then playfully replied by rating his opening line, and suddenly Mr. Nice Guy lost his temper. See ya!
Not So Nice After All
This post shows a tough pill to swallow — the fact that girls and women do like nice boys and men, but they actually have to be nice. Like, properly nice, not just fake nice in order to get things.
A nice guy responded to this meme saying that the girls agreeing with this were the type “that keep guys in the friendzone.” Then, when called out, they denied being exactly the sort of person the post is about. Sigh.
It’s the Females’ Fault
We’ll let you in on a little secret — when someone refers to women as “females,” it’s not usually a good sign. Saying “females” sort of sounds like women are animals, or some sort of science project. To get all grammatical about it, it’s a describing word, not a noun.
All this to say, we knew this guy was bad news before we even finished reading his tweet. This nice guy claims that women just don’t want to with men with good jobs that treat them well. Yeah…
I Can Make Facebook Forever
If someone sent someone else multiple messages even though they never responded, would that make them nice? What about if that same person kept calling, even though the other person never ever picked up. Does that sound nice to you?
Or, what if that person said they would come by your work if you didn’t eventually respond to their barrage of messages and calls? Nice? We don’t think so! Ridiculously, this person calls himself a “nice guy” despite harassing and threatening to stalk someone.
I Wanted to Be a Decent Guy
This next post is a pretty grizzly account of one woman’s terrible date with a so-called nice guy. This guy said everything he was supposed to say, making this situation even scarier. Then, when his date wouldn’t come home with him, he turned vicious.
Appallingly, this not-so-nice guy actually said out loud that he “only wanted one thing.” Thankfully, this lady escaped and was wise enough to block her horrible date right away.
I Treated Her Too Good
Here we have a nice guy crossed with a humble-bragger. In this conversation, a guy tells a girl that he keeps losing girlfriends because he’s simply too good. Apparently, all of his exes have cheated on or dumped him, and all because he’s been too great of a boyfriend. Does that sound correct?
This responder is doing G-d’s work with her final reply. She tells this humble-bragger that there’s no such thing as treating someone so well that they leave you.
I’m Just a Nobody
If you’re a gentleman that wishes to text a lady, may we suggest being upfront about your reasons? You see, if – like this man – you pretend to want a “private gig” with a musician, they might think you actually want a private gig. This is because musicians (and artists, and models) are professionals, and not just people to date.
This person claims to be a nobody merely speaking to a “beautiful woman.” However, when she turns him down, he starts calling her spiteful names.
It’s What You Deserve
We admit that these messages make us chuckle, asides from the nasty names and mind games. This nice guy texted someone and went on to ask if she still had a boyfriend. When she said yes, the guy claimed she was basically cheating and shouldn’t be texting him at all.
Even more ridiculously, this nice guy then claimed to be so mad because he was “looking out for a bro.” Apparently, replying politely to a message is leading boys on “for the thrill.”
You Literally Just Said It
Entertainer Taylor Swift is pretty great at shutting down chauvinism. The star has faced plenty of it since she first appeared on the country scene, and is ready and able to clap back when she needs to.
As you can see from this photo set, when a nice guy referred to himself as a nice guy in front of the star, she called him out on it. In response, the guy in question denied ever saying that he was a nice guy. How exhausting!
Most Guys Wouldn’t Warn
Hold onto your horses, folks, because this is an embarrassing and offensive post. Here, a supposed nice guy asks an Asian person about her body parts, specifically in relation to her race. When she asks why on Earth he would ask such a thing, he simply continues with his racist nonsense.
Then, as you might expect, this nice guy reminds the woman just how much of a nice guy he is. Apparently, a less nice guy wouldn’t have warned her in advance.
An Admirer, Not a Creep
For those lucky enough not to know, website Ask.fm is a site where people ask each other questions. Importantly, at least in the early stages, the site was completely anonymous. This led to all sorts of weird questions, bullying situations, and school scandals.
This nice guy went online to complain that someone on Ask.fm called him a “creep.” According to him, he’s simply an admirer. We have to say, it’s best not to ask weird questions to women online.
Please Don’t Block Me
Sadly, it’s pretty common practice for men to get women’s numbers or social media details and contact them randomly. Rather than strike up a conversation or explain why they’re in touch, these men start highly inappropriate and uncomfortable conversations.
This man got a women’s number from work and proceeded to send her creepy messages. Then, when things didn’t go well, he insisted on being both “a good guy” and “a nice guy.” We bet he didn’t keep that job for long.
I Am a Mortal Man
Ah, what do we say about our next post? This person may think that their ye olde spiel is somehow charming to the lady he’s texting (or should we say, Enchantress?). However, they would be wrong.
This wishy-washy fairytale attempt at asking someone out presents this guy as some sort of sinner begging an enchantress for her time. We think it would just be easier to ask if she wanted to get coffee instead.
Leave Her Alone
This post from a misguided nice guy looks like it’s going down on some sort of message board. This conversation, amusingly between two accounts named Inferno and DruidMagic, shows someone trying to talk someone else out of behaving ridiculously towards a woman.
You see, Inferno wants to come up with some sort of grand gesture to impress a girl that’s with someone else. However, DruidMagic wisely tells him that she isn’t his property and can make her own decisions. Wonderful!
Your Free Spirit Experimental Phase
There’s a certain brand of nice guy that thinks that queer women simply haven’t met the right man. The man who sent these messages certainly thinks that he would make a better partner for his LGBTQ+ friend. He claims that she’s too attractive to “turn to women for a romantic connection.”
Just to confirm that he’s the absolute worst, this nice guy finishes his pitch by insulting his friend’s age. He doesn’t have much time to wait, you see, because she might not be “viable” for long.
The Fax of Life
Thankfully, plenty of women refuse to deal with nice guy behavior when they experience it in the wild. This woman got several missed video calls from someone, and made it very clear that she wasn’t interested at all. In response, this guy states the obvious — “you hate everything about me.”
This nice guy then accuses this woman of preferring “Daddy” types over nice guy types. She simply responds with “Fax” and then follows up with the hilarious “Fax (2).”
I’ll Never Text You Again
Horrendously, our next nice guy tried to hit on someone when her boyfriend had just passed away. When she asked him to stop, he claimed he would never text her again, which is exactly what she wanted in the first place.
Whoever sent these messages is clearly very immature. When this grieving girl tells them to stop, he says that he hopes that he also dies so that she cares about him. Considering the serious subject matter, this is truly terrible.
Could You Reconsider?
A central part of the nice guy persona is refusing to take no for an answer. In fact, many nice guys wear this as a badge of pride. In reality, when someone says no, that is the final answer. After all, surely you want the person dating or hooking up with you to be enthusiastic about it!
As this meme shows, it’s very common for men to not really listen to what a woman has to say. They often try to convince them anyway.
I Expect Some Gratitude
For some reason, many men seem to think that leaving comments on women’s pictures is a good way of getting their attention. However, when women receive messages from men they don’t know online, they immediately block them. This is doubly true if the comments in question are creepy in any way.
This supposed nice guy complimented someone’s outfit, then got mad that they didn’t thank him for the comment. Sorry pal — that’s not how the internet works.
A Momentary Reprieve
While we’re up to our ears in nice guys, let’s take a break and see what happens when a nice guy grows up. That’s right — it is possible for nice guys to grow, evolve, and realize that their earlier behaviors were kind of creepy.
This poster went online to share that he used to resent women when he was younger. However, on reflection, he now realizes that he wore a silk shirt and looked a little grimy. Maybe it’s as simple as that!
They’re Afraid to Lose Me
For what it’s worth, the whole idea of a friendzone is deeply flawed. You see, if a girl likes you, then you’ll get together. And if she doesn’t, you won’t. There’s no purgatory or limbo where you can work really hard at being a friend and then graduate into the boyfriend category. That’s just not it.
This Whisper post shows a nice guy complaining that his female friends won’t date him because they’re afraid to lose him. That’s just not it.
I’m a Bit Worried
Here’s an opening line that leaves a little to be desired. This nice guy decided to message someone and immediately say that he was worried about dating her. In fact, he said he was worried about it before he’d even asked her out, or checked that she was interested at all.
When this single mom decided she would pass, Mr. Nice Guy decided to age shame her and tell her no one would want her. A likely story.
Nice Guys Always Finish Last
Our next post could send shivers down the spines of millions of women. You see, while ‘simp’ used to just mean ‘a silly person,’ thanks to the internet, it now means something else. ‘Simp’ is an insult for a man who does too much for a woman he likes, and is too submissive towards them.
This post is from a self-proclaimed simp who admits to gaslighting women and asking women why they didn’t reply. To finish, they ask why nice guys always finish last.
Your Legs Look Really Cute
Imagine being a woman casually posting a joking picture of a cup of tea her boyfriend made her. Then, all of a sudden, someone is in your comments telling you that they would make a way better boyfriend. By the end of the message, this person is accusing your boyfriend of mistreating you, and you of mistreating nice guys. What?!
There’s a lot going on in this message, but one of the weirdest things has to be when they say “your hands/legs look really cute.”
A Kiss for a Nose
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with learning about a historical nice guy. As this post states, back in 1837, there was a so-called nice guy who thought it was alright to kiss a woman without her consent. As a result, she bit off half of his nose.
When Thomas Saverland sued Catherine Newton, the judge ruled on the side of Newton. The newspaper reports for this case show that Saverland saw the kiss as a challenge, as Newtown declared she wouldn’t kiss anyone while her beau was away.
Did You Hear Me?
Did you know that women are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice? They’re stuffed with cotton candy and when they aren’t looking pretty for men, they’re making sure everything is clean and tidy. Such simple creatures, women.
That seems to be what this nice guy thinks, as he declares it’s “disgusting” to hear that a woman was peeing. Hey, we thought that women were supposed to be the fragile ones. Thankfully, this woman taught him a lesson.
Don’t Make Him Uncomfortable
Ok, so this is a weird one. In this post, we have the nice guy mindset infecting what could be a perfectly charming dance. This sheet of dance rules (inexplicably printed in multiple fonts) keeps telling girls to think of boys before themselves.
Apparently, the girls attending this dance should make sure their male dance partners aren’t uncomfortable with their outfits. Worse still, it tells the girls to “never say ‘no’” when a boy asks you to dance. Eek!
I Put Up With Her
This wonderful post perfectly explains the issue with the whole idea of a friend zone. You see, when someone is your friend, you hang out, you share details of your lives, and hopefully, you support each other. When you’re in a romantic partnership, you might do the same, and have a physical relationship.
This nice guy is complaining that the girl he likes treats him like a friend. Apparently, she should only be allowed to do that if she also hooks up with him. So nice!
I Take it Back!
It’s sad that some boys are so insecure, they can’t just give someone a compliment. After all, it’s perfectly alright to say that you like someone’s clothing style, as long as that’s all you’re doing. However, if you’re trying to get something along with your compliment, then it’s tainted.
This guy was so insecure when a girl didn’t respond to his compliment that he quickly took it back. Hilariously, a few hours later, he came to his senses.
Welcome to Stardew Valley
You know, nice guys are everywhere, even in video games. This Snapchat user was playing farming RPG Stardew Valley when the blacksmith, Clint, introduced himself as a “nice guy.” He even insists that you just need to get to know him.
Other famous fictional nice guys include Ross Gellar from Friends, Ted Moseby from How I Met Your Mother, Seth Cohen from The O.C., and Tom Hansen from 500 Days of Summer. None of these guys are as nice as they insist.
Tale as Old as Time
For too long, it’s been seen as acceptable for much older men to date younger women. Usually, when the women get a little bit older, they reveal that the relationship was inappropriate, or creepy, or simply not what they would choose now.
Alas, American musician Moby claimed that he once dated Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman, despite a 16-year age gap. When Portman heard about this, she was surprised, saying that he was just an older, creepy man.
The Problem With Women
Bumble is often referred to as “the feminist Tinder” as it requires women to start the conversation. This means that women aren’t as inundated with creepy and unwanted opening messages from men as they usually would be. However, this can also mean that women are judged on their opening gambits.
This woman simply said “hey” to an online match, and he decided to hit her with a pretty heavy critique. Apparently, just saying “hey” is “the problem with women these days.”
Theory Confirmed: Women Suck
For more online misogyny, check out our next nice guy post. This person told someone that he loved them multiple times by text message, but also included a violent confession that we sincerely hope isn’t true.
When the woman he was messaging was rightfully outraged by the unsettling message, this guy seized on her doubt. Apparently, that was all the evidence he needed that “women only focus on the bad things.” That’s some stellar logic.
With Quivering Voice
We’d be willing to bet quite a bit of money that most women aren’t into the idea of a “quivering voice.” Despite this, this nice guy dropped into someone’s DMs to tell them “with quivering voice” that he would make her a sandwich. After that terrible opener, he then asked her out.
To put the cherry on top of this series of disastrous nice guy messages, this guy then said that rejecting him would be discrimination. It’s probably best to avoid this approach.
Not All Men
The phrase “Not All Men” became a meme in 2014 when women started making fun of men who always replied, “Not all men.” For example, when a woman would tweet about how men catcall them, multiple men would reply saying “not all men.” Of course, the tweet never meant “all men” — just masculine culture.
This Reddit commenter jumped onto someone’s break-up post to tell them that “not all men” are like the cheater they were with. Hilariously, the original post was written by a man.
I Don’t Make Threats
Just as a heads up, this message contains some pretty awful content. These are messages between a couple, where the boyfriend is insulting and demeaning his girlfriend. Shockingly, the messages show that the boyfriend lied and told his girlfriend’s cousin that she was in a car accident. What is going on here?!
Thankfully, these messages have a happy ending. The girlfriend in question declares that this behavior is wrong and blocks him. Boy, bye.
Too Good to Be True
Up next is a story told in two tweets. Firstly, a girl excitedly tweeted that her friend had come over with ice cream and food since she wasn’t feeling great. However, shortly after, she quote tweeted herself revealing that he tried to kiss her.
As we’ve said, it’s cool to want to kiss someone, but you should be upfront about it, and listen to the answer. You should not treat someone well in the hopes they’ll reward you with a kiss.
I Noticed I Was Blocked
It’s hard for us to imagine a mindset where we would send a message like this. Clearly, something has gone down, and this poster has been constantly contacting someone who isn’t responding. Rather than just letting it be, they somehow continue trying to contact them.
This is the social media equivalent of poking someone in the shoulder over and over again even though they never turn around. We have no idea why this person can’t just take the hint.
Do Better, Boys
Here’s a nice guy meta post to make you smile. This meme shows what happens when a guy thinks something is going well, but later finds himself labeled a nice guy online. As with most things, discussion site Reddit has a subreddit dedicated to screenshots of nice guys doing their worst.
Maybe if you see yourself on r/niceguys, it’s time to take a closer look and find out why that behavior is considered creepy in the first place.
Why Is it So Unfair?
This post basically encapsulates the whole mentality of a nice guy. According to this mindset, when you give a woman the world, she’ll take advantage of you or leave you. Is it just us or do plenty of women end up in healthy relationships with men who treat them well?
Furthermore, this post claims that if you don’t like a woman, she’ll do anything for you. It sounds to us like this person has pretty limited dating experience.
The Incels Say So
Unsurprisingly, lots of self-proclaimed nice guys either are or go on to become incels. This is an online subculture where people define themselves as being unable to get a partner, and where they often come up with ways to blame women for their lack of relationships.
These tweets are typical of incel beliefs. According to these nice guys, women won’t “sacrifice themselves” to raise children, and don’t know what’s best for them. Apparently, this is all women’s own fault. Cool.
I’ll Make You Famous
Finally, we close out our list of nice guys exposing their true colors with this exchange. Here, a woman very politely and maturely tells a guy that she doesn’t want to date any longer because she’s not really feeling a spark. She wishes him luck, but says she doesn’t want to waste his time.
Apparently, this nice guy doesn’t take rejection very well. He immediately posted her message online and threatened to make her the most hated person in the city. Dude, chill!