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In observing the biological and sociological nature of animals
, one will often observe that there is a predominant member of the pack of group and it is a male. This animal is often the strongest of the pack and can dominate the other males and females of the group. This is called an alpha male.
An alpha male is the dominant male of that particular species of animal. This holds true for almost all mammals, such as lions, wolves, dogs and even human beings. Alpha means one or first, so it translates to number one male.
In the animal kingdom, the alpha male is determined by the physical structure of the animal, as well as its ferocity, especially in engaging another animal in battle. For lions, the alpha male usually has the largest mane or is the one with the biggest body frame. In the wild, the alpha male is the male animal that can attack and defend its prey from other encroaching animals. Other animals of the same species are then naturally drawn to the alpha male for protection. In animals, the alpha male is selected by the female as a mate because it ensures the biological continuation of the species. By selecting the strongest male, the female thinks its offspring will also have the best advantage in the wild and that the alpha male will be able to protect her and her offspring.
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
I noticed that the image you used to illustrate a human alpha male was indeed a body builder - Who i'm going to take a wild guess, was tanked up on steds?
Originally posted by snusfanatic
here's how i see this problem: the cultural-model of what a man is supposed to look like is changing because a different group of women are controlling the dating pool. let me explain
most women who still want to get married, have kids, etc still want a tough guy who can be sensitive but if more like your old style alpha male. if you're relatively young think about the women you know who got married early, like right out of highschool or in the middle of college.