19 October 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop




Clearly, I didn't plan this post better because I am supposed to be getting up in two hours to flly to Germany. Yes, that means for the next 10 days there will be no updates, except for this one. It's rough and rushed, but this is what I have to say about Alpha Males. But be sure to check back to Carrie Ann's Blog Hop Site because there is a giveaway (I was supposed to do one too, but forgive me, I have run out of time).

If we look at the Wikipedia definition for social animals, Alpha Males eat first and mate first. The fourth definition of Alpha Male in the Urban dictionary describes them as young men who try to be the centre of attention, intimidate others, and have aggressive personalities that only become refined as these men become older. I was about to go from there when a Men's Health Magazine article caught my attention and listed some characteristics of an Alpha Male.

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I do have to say that I agree with much of what I've found online as characteristics of an Alpha Male. A taller, well toned man with some stubble does make my head turn. A deeper voice and a sweet accent I also like to put down as a request, but a chiseled jaw and hair colour tend to be irrelevant for me. But that's not all that qualifies a male to be Alpha, it's also the way he presents himself: confident, ambitious (mayb not always be in the right direction, but it still counts), and proud. A sense of humour and a nice smile kind of tops it off for an Alpha Male.

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 OR being a little rough around the edges.

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When I think of Alpha Males I tend associate action movies with them. It's like the only time anybody gets to see Alpha Males on display and in their elements. Unfortunately, Alpha Males in many movies don't have a reputation for treating their Leading Ladies with a whole lot of respect or like they're capable, so it's always sweet when there's a character that crops up that happens to be Alpha, heroic, and respectful.

As a 21st Century woman, I'm not afraid to take charge, make decisions, and keep my cool in situations some people will panic in. Though, being in charge can sometimes be exhausting and an Alpha Male seems like the type who would be able to step up to the plate and carry the torch for a day longer than I'd need because, of course, I'd want an Alpha Male with a bit of sensitivity and initiative.

Women's Health wrote an article awhile back about the disappearance of Alpha Males, and I'm speculating here, but I think more women fantasize about Alpha Males because there are fewer and fewer around these days? Or they're finding it easier to become Betas because women are increasing their Alpha qualities (what constitutes an Alpha Female anyway)?

The Urban Dictionary has some definitions for Betas, and describing their qualities along the lines of less charismatic, having less prowess, and less physical presence. Safe to say, they're typically not the bad boy alpha males we tend to fantasize about and the ones we tend to stay with in reality. Perhaps, as a society of women, we've come to realize Betas work hard too and are committed, thoughtful, and generous but aren't typically weaklings either. Even the media has started to reflect this trend.

Or maybe, we just want just the qualities from both Alpha and Beta males all wrapped into one?

40 comments:

  1. Excellent picks, especially Gerard Butler. I found you through the hop. Nice to meet you

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  2. yes, a good combination of the alpha and beta is what we want. Hard and crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside ;) sstogner1 at gmail dot com

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  3. I think an alpha male with beta quality is ideal. Heroes comes in all forms so why not combine the best of both.
    cambonified{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  4. It makes an alpha more approachable if he has some beta qualities.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  5. Betas are more interesting to read about, but mmm, alphas...

    Thanks for doing this!

    Rachel (oceanrebel333 [at] gmail [dot] com)

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  6. I prefer alphas, but I have been reading a lot through this hop about women that prefer qualities from both which are actually called Gammas.
    phaedracamille@gmail.com

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  7. have a great trip !!

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !

    ~Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Have fun in Germany!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Have lots of fun! xstitchdiva at att dot net

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  10. Can't have just one Alpha male. ;-)
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  11. Have a fantastic time in Germany!

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  12. Why I love Alpha Males is no real surprise! The perfect Alpha Male for me could be a Vampire, a Scottish Laird, an English Rogue/Gentleman, a Werewolf or Shape-shifter, or a Knight. He’s the rogue who thinks he can’t be reformed into a gentleman. He’s the rough and scarred Scottish laird that has a heart of gold. He’s the werewolf or shape-shifter that needs to heal an aching heart because it took him years to find his true mate. He’s the vampire who has waited decades for that special someone’s blood to sing to him and wake him up. And he’s the knight who can defeat the enemy with a quick swing of his sword, but can’t see the love in front of his face. My Alpha Male has eyes that can see into your soul and are as blue as the sea, or as black as a storm. He’s tall and brooding. His heart can enfold you into its grasp and make you fall in love when he gives it to you freely and completely. He is protective and passionate. In the end he is the one that makes your heart jump and butterflies fly in your stomach, and still kiss you until your legs melt!

    Angelheart618@gmail.com

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  13. I love an alpha male for his confidence!
    sqwalker2@gmail.com

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  14. I like Alpha males because they are passionate, strong and protective.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. Thank you for the wonderful post and the giveaway! Alpha Males are my absolute favorites! They're strong, confident, protective, sometimes a bit bossy, and of course sexy!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. Intelligent, protective and easy on the eyes.

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

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  17. Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
    Yes Gamma!!
    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!
    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I love both alpha and beta males. In real life a mixture of the two would be perfection!

    Jyl22075 at gmail.com

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  19. I love my alpha man to be Dominant yet have a sense of humor. He is loyal, protective, and isn’t afraid to enjoy the small things in life.
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  20. Love the alpha males
    sugerlady@aol.com

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  21. I love alpha males and how strong, loyal and protective they are.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  22. While reading through the many blog hops, apparently there is a combination of alpha and beta males now that are called Gamma's. This was new to me but it may be a new fad for future authors to create new characters. It is definitely a new perspective. Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop and enjoy your trip to Germany.
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  24. I love alphas and betas! But a mix of the two is the best~<3

    MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. I love that Alpha Males are as fun to read about as they are to write about! My favorite quality in an Alpha Male is confidence.
    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

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  26. I love your thoughts and theories on this. It has me thinking about it now :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  27. My favorite alpha is Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  28. Alpha males are the best….strong, independent, fiercely protective, but on the inside they are nothing but a big ol’ teddy bear! I love the way their mouths talk filthy, but their eyes portray their sensitive sweet. They can be rough and tough in the bedroom, but still have the gentle caress of an attentive and protective lover. It's all in the heart.....alpha males are the best!

    Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe's REALTOR series rocks!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

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  29. I love Alpha Males with a hidden soft side, that are strong, fiercely protective, take-charge, and sexy with a little dark n' dangerous thrown in! I have so many favs, it is hard to pick just one! mygirls01@yahoo.com

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  30. I love Alpha males who are strong and protecitve!
    What a great blog hop Alpha males are my favorite!
    One of my favorite Alpha males is Decebal from The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  31. Interesting post. I know I would have a hard time being with an Alpha in real life - we would be butting heads all the time. However, this doesn't stop me from wanting to read about them... I think an Alpha must have strength, compassion, and above all, confidence. My favourite Alpha is Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson novels. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  32. Love alpha males. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  33. Gerad Butler & Chris Helmsworth are great alpha. I like an alpha who is brave, loyal and protective. I also like a sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  34. I love alpha heros. So hot! :) I love how dominant, possessive, loyal and protective they are. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I love alphas, who are strong, intelligent, protective,loyal and have a wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway!
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. i love how powerful, fierce and passionate alpha males can be.
    i totally want to read your books
    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  37. i just like looking at the first two photos! new follower and clearly enjoying your blog!

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  38. Thank you for those fantastic pictures of man-meat :) I think Alpha males really are the ones who have it all. Usually we graviate to them for looks (let's be honest here, that's the first thing we recognize about people). A guy who is good looking generally knows it, and thus he's arrogant. BUT a guy who knows he's good looking and is still humble about it, those are the guys who make heartbeats skip. That might be just my opinion, but the arrogant ones seem more like betas. The more assured and comfortable seem better prepared for the world.

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  39. I think there are some excellent qualities within both Alpha males and Beta males. Maybe we really do want BOTH.

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