A clingy, moody, and sometimes feminine man in both his mannerisms and habits. Strangely, women can't resist their puppy dog eyes and quirky charms.
Girl: AW! I LOVE MICHAEL CERA!!! HE'S SO CUTE!
Her Friend: I KNOW! He's a total beta male!
An unremarkable, careful man who avoids risk and confrontation. Beta males lack the physical presence, charisma and confidence of the Alpha male.
Pete knew he was losing the girl he'd just met at the bar to the guy who bought her a drink, but he was too much of a beta male to do anythigng about it.
In the animal kingdom, the alpha male is the dominant member of the community. He’s like a cartoon caveman, commanding deference. The betas are wingmen, collaborative and conciliatory. In human terms, betas make the best mates. They do more in the house, and probably in the bedroom, because they know how to hasten the greater good. The beta has poetry in him, and a touch of youthful idealism. He’s sure of who he is, and not constantly trying to prove his value in materialistic terms. (Alpha: Your expensive car doesn’t make you interesting.) The beta can earn a lot of money, or a little, but the money’s not the thing; he profits because he works well with others.
There’s something rebellious about the beta male; he challenges the social order rather than succumbing to it. The beta male doesn’t buy in to the basest stereotypes about male behavior, and that’s hugely sexy.
That guy is so unassuming, affable and genuine. I wonder if he's a Beta Male...
A man who is content with nontraditional gender roles; i.e., he is not threatened by intelligent and/or powerful women, and he does not have to be in control of every situation to maintain his sense of self. (Frequently, he does manifest a quiet kind of confidence and control over his surroundings, but it's not important to him that this is noticed by others.)
A beta male is often introverted, intelligent, and introspective. Though he may have been branded a "nerd" growing up, the adult beta is frequently a thoughtful, capable, and fascinating individual whom many women find appealing.
Alpha males, especially those of lesser intelligence and abilities, tend to feel threatened by beta males, who are increasingly preferred by women in modern times.
Peter Parker (Spider-Man) and Jim Halpert (The Office) are famous examples of beta males.
The opposite of Alpha male. In modern society an Alpha male not only requires physical prowess, but also confidence and attitude. The Beta male of modern society usually, only has one of these traits, if any. The Beta male tends to be smart, quiet and unconfrontational. If lucky, beta males can get a hot chick once in her 30's, after she's tired of fucking the Alpha Males, and decides to settle down with a beta male for money and stability.
Alpha Males get everything, Beta Males get the left overs. It's a little thing called "Life"..
A totally typical male. Most definitions here are wrong: betas aren't particularly sensitive or even meek, they just are much more follower than leader.
Plenty of insecure, pushy, loud guys are betas: most frat boys (especially the toady), most Ivy Leaguers, most football players, most Tea Partiers, most suburbanites, most rednecks, etc. Since they 1) don't have followers they aren't alphas and 2) don't have much of a mind of their own aren't gammas.
Steve thought being pushy and obnoxious made him seem like an alpha male. He couldn't be more wrong. Since no one gives a shit what he thinks and he's always following what Glenn Beck says, he's pretty clearly just an another beta male
A beta male is a male who buys into the feminist lie that men should be subservient to women. He believes that being submissive to a woman, caring, and gentle, will result in her returning his affection. He believes that he must buy women things in order to garner their attention. He does not understand that women desire confidence and willpower in a man.
Pete was a beta male because he bought the girl he just met at the bar a drink, making his subservience to her clear. He won't be getting laid tonight.
A beta male would be the exact opposite of an Alpha male. First, notice that beta male isn't capitalized like Alpha male, and that is for a reason. beta males are plagued with anxiety, insecurity, and are all around dominated by their peers. beta males are unlikely to ever find success, mostly due to their lack of confidence and insufficient sexual demeanor.
Woman: "That beta male couldn't even keep his dick up for thirty seconds, I need an alpha that could keep it as hard as steel."