"But I'm a nice guy and I'm a great listener" - almost every guy ever
Sure maybe you ARE a nice guy and a great listener because each time you sat next a girl your tongue gets all frozen and you can't string words properly without stuttering 5 times per sentence but so what? Being nice or not is not the question here. It's how you portray it.
Those other guys you call 'jerks' are brimming with self confidence and they're great at showing what they can do instead of just listing it down.
I'm funny, smart, caring and fun but I'm totally going to let you figure all that out yourself.
"But I'm not that good looking"
Another self-pity kind of bullshit always uttered. Really looks don't matter that much. Well not as much as you think at least. Seriously if looks does matter then tell me why someone as hot as this
Would ever want to bang someone who looks like he have hair made from birds' nest?
They didn't last, true but still at some point in Russell Brand's life he got the chance to rub his beard all over Katy Perry.
Conclusion is, nice guys finish last because they never actually raced wholeheartedly in the first place.