Sunday, 21 August 2011
In my umbrella of friends at school, there is a guy named Jorge. Jorge has never had a girlfriend, but has a million straight female friends. He is often asked if he is gay: he doesn't have many straight male friends and has a lot of gay friends. In actuality, Jorge is just a really nice guy. In his case, it seems to constantly bite him in the ass.
He is open, accepting, respectful, intelligent, outgoing, hilariously spontaneous, and kind. When he meets women, they instantly want to befriend him, yet they don't ever seem interested in dating him. His gay male friends say they'd date him if he wasn't straight. He briefly had a crush on my gay female roommate who says she'd date him if she wasn't gay.
I want to help Jorge, but I don't know how. He's a better person than I am. I probably wouldn't even be able to help him if I tried, simply because he doesn't need to change who he is.
Why can't Jorge find someone? Is this a classic case of him being the guy who's "too nice?" Do nice guys really finish last?