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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.
by Ben Frey April 08, 2006
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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"..
by kakarotch September 18, 2007
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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...
by Psychgrad July 10, 2009
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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.
by Kat8210 September 19, 2010
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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.
by Jay Hammers February 27, 2010
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Bay-tuh may-ul: An XY chromosome hominid without dominant gender expressions. Generally shorter, smaller, and less imposing than their larger, and more aggressive, Alpha counterparts. Often found in occupations and roles that require no spine or testicular fortitude. A liberal male. Sometimes camouflaged with alpha clothing or verbal expressions but lacking in true male behavior (sometimes confused with a lesbian or an XX feminist). An urbanite or hipster-Democrat.
"After protesting all afternoon, Roland and the other beta males went to Starbucks for a quick no-foam, half-caf, soy latte"
by Gronk the destroyer March 11, 2017
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