Socially dominant. Somebody who displays high value, or traits that are sexually attractive to women. Alpha can refer to a man who exhibits alpha behaviors (more alpha tendencies than beta), but usually used to describe individual behaviors themselves.
Alpha or Alpha male is a man of high sexual value generally sought after by women and especially so by sluts.
By definition Alphas have high sexual value which is derived from a combination of the following factors,
- Income and wealth
- Status in society
- Status in social group
- Physical fitness
True alphas are strong in two or more of the above factors. They are "true" because both males and females will agree that their dominance is valid and those factors make them a desirable member of society even if their sexual values are excluded.
Some males present the appeals of an alpha but those appeals are not supported by fundamentals. Beyond sexual appeals, these individuals are generally useless (or harmful) to the rest of society.
Pick Up Artists
Pickup Artists or PUA's are men who learned game and knows how to play a woman. PUA's use techniques such as peacocking or mind games to trick a woman into believing he is alpha but the rest of society will see through it. However, some PUA's are also true alphas in their own right and can get the ladies even without game.
Bad boys include criminals, drug addicts and anyone that no employer will consider hiring. Obviously they are bad news for society. However, they offer women the excitiment of danger.
c. 1300, from Latin alpha, from Greek alpha, from Hebrew or Phoenician aleph (see aleph). The Greeks added -a because Greek words cannot end in most consonants. Sense of "beginning of anything" is from late 14c., often paired with omega (the last letter in the Greek alphabet, representing "the end"); sense of "first in a sequence" is from 1620s. In astronomy, the designation of the brightest star of each constellation (the use of Greek letters in star names began with Bayer's atlas in 1603). Alpha male was in use by c. 1960 among scientists studying animals; applied to humans in society from c. 1992.
In studies of social animals, the highest ranking individual is sometimes designated as the alpha. Males, females, or both, can be alphas, depending on the species. Where one male and one female fulfill this role together, they are sometimes referred to as the alpha pair. Other animals in the same social group may exhibit deference or other species-specific subordinate behaviours towards the alpha or alphas.
Usually used as a term for a badass male who attracts women without trying. His superiority and pure confidence allows him to achieve success. He does not WANT, because he is the WANTED. May also be used to describe a "manly" achievement or situation.