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  • Beta Male Shaming

    Quick Definition: The tendency of women (and sometimes men) to shame a provider-type or beta male if he steps too far from the confines of his more provider-type flirting style. Full Definition: Women hold the provider male / beta male to a different standard of conduct, sometimes subconsciously, for their own genetic reasons. They need these guys to be able to provide for them and therefore cannot reveal her true sexual nature for fear of bein…

    Secret Society

    …If someone in the society is not having fun with an interaction, it is cut off. Conversely, if a secret society male is with a non-secret-society male, and a secret society female (all females) decides she wants sex from the secret society male, the friend of the female may have sex with the non-secret-society male, because EVERYONE in the interaction must feel good. However, if the non-secret-society male is blowing himself out so badly that he…

    Alpha Male

    …dominant man. Often abbreviated to just “alpha.” Full Definition: In animal hierarchies, the Alpha Male is the most dominant, and typically the physically strongest member of the group. For example, in wolf packs, the “alpha wolf” is the strongest member of the pack, and is the leader of the group. This position of leadership is often achieved by killing or defeating the previous Alpha Male in combat. Alpha wolves have first access…

    Beta Male

    …ordinate or inferior in a social hierarchy, often used interchangeably with AFC or Wussy. Full Definition: Beta Male is a term that comes from social biology and ethnology. In animal hierarchies, there is often an alpha male who is the de facto leader of the group; he has first pick when it comes to food and mates. The Beta Male is usually second in line and will sometimes assume the role of alpha if the current alpha dies. In the seduction comm…

    Alpha Male Of Group (AMOG)

    Quick Definition: An aggressive male who is competing for the attention of the target. Or used as a verb, the act of taking attention away from another male so that he is no longer a threat. Also referred to as “Alpha Male Other Guy.” Full Definition: The AMOG may or may not be a BF of the target, but he asserts himself as leader of a group. If un-diffused, he will try to break the PUA’s game, usually with challenges to his material. Occasional…

    Alpha Male Other Guy (AMOG)

    Quick Definition: See the definition for Alpha Male Of Group. Related Terms: Alpha, Alpha Male Of Group, AK, AMOG Destroyer…

    Sexual Selection

    …k Definition: In Darwin’s own words, “the struggle between the individuals of one sex, generally the males, for the possession of the other sex.” Full Definition: In biology, females often prefer to mate with males that have external ornaments or males that defeat other males in competition. There are a few reasons these exist: It is hypothesized that these can plausibly arise because of an arbitrary female preference for some…


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