If you distill it all down to the basics, women like men who make them feel good when they're around them.
The prospect of having a geeky nice guy wrapped around their finger isn't interesting to most women because they can get that anytime and anywhere. Only the men who are curiously unique, independent and are able to make a woman laugh and feel good will succeed consistently with members of the fairer sex.
This is why women always swoon over the mysterious, indifferent bad boy who plays by his own rules and (apparently) treats women like crap.
Am I right, or am I right ladies (I'm sure both women who read slashdot would agree there).