Kieran Hayler’s affair, Made in Chelsea’s Stevie Johnson- is the ‘nice guy’ a dying breed?

Closer’s writer Fiona Day asks the questions- where are all the loyal guys?


by Fiona Day |
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Made In Chelsea fans were left shocked after the show’s resident ‘good guy’ Stevie Johnson embraced his inner player last night.

Despite appearing to be in the dating honeymoon phase with sweet fashion intern Riley Uggla, the 24-year-old decided to give in to American guest star Stephanie Pratt advances.

He reasoned ‘We weren’t in a relationship’, with Stephanie adding, ‘You don’t owe her an explanation’.

Twitter went into meltdown as fans scalded Stevie for his behaviour, with TV presenter Rick Edwards writing: ‘Not you too, Stevie.’

Stevie snuck behind Riley's back with Stephanie
Stevie snuck behind Riley's back with Stephanie

It would seem that Stevie felt left out being the only ‘nice guy’ out of the Made In Chelsea lads, all of whom have had their fair share of player exploits.

Made In Chelsea aside, the nation also saw Katie Price’s heart-breaking tweets after she discovered her ‘perfect husband’ had been cheating on her for seven months with her best friend.

26-year-old Kieran Hayler cheated on wife Katie Price

This begs the question… Have we entered the age of the ‘post-good guy’? Are nice guys no longer a rare breed, but completely extinct?

Lets face it, guys in their early twenties want to have fun, but so do girls. They aren’t in a rush to settle down, but then again no one is in a rush to get screwed over either.

Before Stevie went on his fateful date with Stephanie, he categorically told the lovely Riley that he ‘wasn’t one of those type of guys,’ aka: A bloke who would cheat in his other half.

Though he also used his words pretty carefully, telling Riley that ‘if I was in a relationship,’ he wouldn’t treat women that way. Spencer Matthews also deemed Alex Mytton’s ‘orgy’ as ‘not that bad’ considering he technically wasn’t in a relationship.

Stevie has followed his MIC cast mates into 'player-dom'

These so called ‘technicalities’ of NOT being in a relationship seem to be the 20-something-man’s ‘get out of jail free’ card. Many seem to use it as an excuse to treat women as disposable objects, dropping them as soon as they see something ‘better’ come along.

Women have been trained to be aware that men fear commitment. The days of Sex And The City along with decades of dating manuals have coached us in the art of ‘playing hard to get.’ It seems that men have cottoned onto this and are using it to their advantage. Henceforth- we see all the lovely, nice boys turn into habitual players.

Lets face it, there are plenty of ‘nice guys’ who are willing to treat women well and avoid aiming for that ‘player’ status, but it seems that former good guys like Stevie are definitely aspiring for that title rather than avoiding it.

Do you think ‘good guys’ are a dying breed?

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