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beta male

1. In the social hierarchy of an animal group, a male occupying a position secondary to the dominant "alpha male." Emerging research on animal groups suggests that beta males may have more complex roles than previously thought.
2. By extension, a man comfortable with engaging in non-stereotypical male behaviors and having personality traits that contrast with the stereotypically dominant and aggressive "alpha male." In this usage, the term is used positively or affectionately. I really like that David is so chill. He's a real beta male, and I'm into it.
3. A derisive term for a man regarded as passive or weak (in contrast to the "alpha male"). I can't believe Mike lets his girlfriend tell him what to do—what a beta male.
See also: male
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Author and Professional Dating Coach, Alan Roger Currie explains in his book, "The Beta Male Revolution: Why Many Men Have Totally Lost Interest in Marriage in Today's Society," that the period between roughly 1960 and 1974 entirely changed the way men and women view engaging in sexual activities outside the context of marriage, and even outside the context of a long-term strictly monogamous relationship in general.
But these dystopian fantasies discount the reality of human nature, something innate and bred through evolution, where women will opt for the alpha male over the beta male feminist."
One day you are the Alpha male with the new iPhone 5; half a year later you're the Beta male because now they have the iPhone 5s.
It's perfectly sequenced too, building from the scene-setting opener Between The Saltmarsh And The Sea to the climactic soaring orch pop of Love Song Of The Beta Male. A compelling mix.
New York, July 15 (ANI): A study on baboons has found that while the alpha male may have all the power, it is the beta male who does better, as being at the top comes with many health problems.
The alpha male dog approaches directly, while the beta male displays acquiescent gestures signaling uncompromising submission.
"I always felt like the beta male in our home, The alpha role definitely went to Ben."
At 1045 h, the elk bedded 10 m from the beta male. From 1054 to 1617 h, a member of the pack would occasionally approach the elk, upon which the elk would stand up and face the approaching coyote.
This assessment is the basis for Currie's popular book, "The Beta Male Revolution: Why Many Men Have Totally Lost Interest in Marriage in Today's Society." Currie's book has been ranked as high as #5 in the "Gender Studies" category of best-sellers on Amazon.com, and it is this book that will provide most of Currie's talking points during his second straight speaking engagement at "The 21 Convention" in Orlando, Florida.
'The Beta Male Revolution: Why Many Men Have Totally Lost Interest in Marriage in Today's Society' is the fourth audiobook release by Dating Coach Alan Roger Currie and his company, Mode One Multimedia, Inc.
"The problem is that most of the Beta male types have become very frustrated.
In his new book entitled, "The Beta Male Revolution: Why Many Men Have Totally Lost Interest in Marriage in Today's Society," Currie discusses that a segment of the male population in society commonly referred to as 'Beta male' types frequently view women in today's society as being too dishonest, too disingenuous, too manipulative and materialistic, and too sexually duplicitous and disloyal to become a man's wife.
"I think it is maybe an alpha male thing," says the beta male, "In me, they can maybe recognise their own struggle through life."
COMEDY group the Beta Males are to perform their show The Train Job at Bablake School.
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