I don’t think there is such a “thing” as an alpha. But if you want to describe the set of traits that are attractive to women, then it’s handy to have a word for that set. It’s handy, because that set is a tool that serves a purpose.

If you want to describe the set of traits that makes a man admirable, that’s another useful tool that would be handy to have a name for.

In some contexts, like on a game blog where the focus is on how to attract and fuck women, we use the label “alpha” to mean that first set. In other contexts the label can mean the latter set.

The meaning of the term is contextual. If we were talking about monkeys it would mean something else.

I don’t really understand why people insist on having alpha mean the same thing in all contexts. It’s as if having a set of traits that are not all admirable and that leaves out some admirable traits and advocating that these traits be developed for the purpose of fucking girls is somehow a bad thing.

Yes, the set of traits that are attractive to women are most certainly NOT all admirable, and can very often be dishonorable.

But that’s what we study.

I’ve often suggested to people who feel offended at having such a noble term “alpha” be sullied by the companionship of dishonorable members that they instead use a different term. Olpha. Just so that they can conceptualize along with the rest of the the same set of traits that are being described.

This has never been met with approval.

The people who don’t like the term being sullied don’t like the concept itself. It’s not even about the definition of a word. They hate the very idea.

Being admirable is a deeply held value to them, and anything that doesn’t approach that aspiration is smelly garbage to them.

Perhaps it’s the Machiavelian among us who can use the term pragmatically as applied to the sole purpose of sexual persuasion.

And before someone chimes in with “yes, but I can use a subset of all attractive traits and get laid at least as well as if I also included the dishonorable ones”, yes, you can use a subset of all the attractive traits.

Still, the rest of us care less about such honor, and will use all the attractive traits that work for the ends that we want. Sexual competition is not an honorable fight that goes according to rules and regulations. There are no rules. There is only outcome.

And I’d say Justin Bieber is getting a damned fine outcome. And I can’t imagine his hot young fans would give even 1/1000th of a fuck how much any of us would want to have a beer with their boy Bieber.

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