ScienceRed Pill Science: UCLA researchers compile evidence women's dualistic mating strategy (self.TheRedPill)

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tl;dr: alpha fucks beta bux is only the nickname for a scientifically proven phenomenon, women's dualistic mating strategy. This thread highlights the conclusion of a UCLA meta review on the topic.


If you've hung around TRP for a while, you've probably already seen this study. For those who don't have, here it is in all its glory:

Women's Sexual Strategies: The Evolution of Long-Term Bonds and Extrapair Sex

Notice the URL: this is from UCLA's own site. If you, God forbid, end up debating this shit with feminists, ask them if UCLA is a misogynist organization and then dump this on their heads.

Who are the authors?

Elizabeth Pillsworth is an Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at UCLA.

Martie G. Haselton is a Professor at the UCLA Department of Psychology.

They are both white female academics working in a liberal university of a liberal American state. Fewer people could be less suspect of being biased against women or holding misogynistic views. Let's see what they conclude.

I'll break down their conclusions and attach the relevant TRP lingo where appropriate:

  • Across all cultures, women deploy a dualistic sexual strategy: Coupling (beta bux) and Dual Mating (alpha fucks)

  • Coupling (beta bux), meaning the formation of a long-term 'monogamous' relationship with a provider, is necessitated by human infants requiring long years of high resource expenditure before they are independent.

  • Evidence indicates that for the purpose of Coupling (beta bux), women seek out men that display characteristics like ability to provide (bux), kindness and reliability. When selection is constrained, women will prioritize the ability to provide (bux).

  • Women will display Commitment Skepticism (shit testing and comfort testing) with their Coupling partner (beta bux), requesting a variety of displays on his part (failed shit tests) to gaurantee he'll be willing to commit once they have coupled (and she's likely pregnant). This is because a wrong investment on the woman's part would prove disastrous for her, leaving her without her Coupling mate's resources (beta bux).

  • Dual Mating (alpha fucks) is a strategy in which women seek to reproduce with men offering better genes (alpha) than their Coupling partner (beta), while retaining the commitment (bux) of the Coupling partner

  • Women are specifically drawn to Dual Matin during the fertile phase of the ovulatory cycle, and women in long-term relationships display a larger attraction to Dual Mating than otherwise

  • For dual mating, women prefer men with the following (alpha) characteristics: body and facil symmetry, facial masculinity (large jaw, prominent brow), dominance, deeper voice, physical size (in relation to their partner)

  • Evidence of Dual Mating is the adaptation to sperm competition (the relatively large-sized testes in men follow the pattern in other primates of larger testes = more sperm competition), the commonality of extrapair mating (cheating, with around 20% of women admitting to at least one lifetime instance), and the development of jealousy (which is not ubiquitous among primates) in males, including to the point of violence


  • alpha fucks, beta bucks is evolutionarily ingrained in human females and guarantees their best reproductive success

  • the scientific evidence for it is multi-dimensional and overwhelming

  • alpha and beta characteristics are hardwired, not cultural; cultural and social context can add something on top but can never replace or overcome instinctual behaviour

  • LIFT, become assertive and learn to speak with a proper voice

[–]The_Red_Paw 107 points108 points  (24 children)

Funny thing is this is hardly news. I'm 48 now, and my journey to the Redpill started a loooong time ago. It must be twenty years ago I saw a program that studied women in bars and concluded the ones shaking their asses the hardest and showing the most skin were married women, ovulating. Their conclusion then was identical. Alpha fucks, beta bucks.

At the time I was in deep, bitter bluepill territory (after a vicious, textbook case of AWALT divorce rape to a woman I never even married), and the show blew my little mind. It was the beginning of my journey to the Redpill, before the internet was even a big thing.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (21 children)

I am genuinely curious about how your experienced divorce rape from a woman you weren't married to. Was this a legally enforced thing, or more social situation?

[–]The_Red_Paw 107 points108 points  (20 children)

In some states, (like Washington, where I live) if you live with a woman, fuck her and mix your money (say by opening a business or buying a house), the state considers it a 'meretricious marriage'.

If you break up the courts don't want to hear your problems. It's a binary decision. Married or not. Saying 'I do' isn't what counts.

I was living with her, I was fucking her, and I bought the house we were renting. Literally THE NEXT DAY she broke up with me and demanded well over 1/2 my money.

Many, many other sordid and eye-popping fuckovers later she got it.

Fighting it was the dumbest mistake of all, the entire family law system is stacked so hard that it's like trying to reason on r feminism. You will be penalized HARD for the facts.

I could write a book about it, but people wouldn't believe it and they'ed sell it as fiction/horror.

EDIT: And frankly I'm embarrassed I was ever that stupid.

[–]Zachar1a 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I don't see why you should blame yourself. No man could have reasonably expected to have that happen to them.

[–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Whew, that fills my rage quota for the day. That's the kinda stuff that would have me on a rampage shooting spree if it happened to me.

[–]The_Red_Paw 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Heh. If I told you the rest of the story, you'd use C-4 and ricin.

(now I'm gunna be on a list at the NSA for using both those words in a sentence)

[–]Duliticolaparadoxa 15 points16 points  (3 children)

You weren't stupid. You were approaching an illogical situation with logic, which put you at a disadvantage. You have to learn the rules of the game to play effectively, and you went into the game assuming it was based on the rules of reality,so you never had a chance.

Don't be mad, you lost a round in the game and it hurt and it set you back but you learned from it and now you are a stronger player for it. Anything you walk away from that affords you a lesson is a gift.

[–]The_Red_Paw 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It's the gift that keeps on giving. I had to refinance the house I just bought to pay her off, meaning I've been making extra payments for 20 years.

[–]LyricBaritone 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn, that's savage. I never would've thought something like that could happen.

[–]anonymoustrper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I could write a book about it, but people wouldn't believe it and they'ed sell it as fiction/horror.

Probably you should try selling it. At the least, you'll get over it at best, you'll make more than the money you lost.

[–]bur_ner_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh my!! It would sell as horror because that is exactly what it is.

[–]All_In123 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wait so how did you mix money? I thought you bought the house.

[–]10xdada 31 points32 points  (0 children)

One of these evo-psych summaries, if not this one, should be on the sidebar.

[–]CRITICAL9 64 points65 points  (2 children)

This should be included in the sidebar, scientific evidence like this will be very helpful to newcomer s who are still on the fence.

[–]neuschwaben 168 points168 points [recovered]

Social psychologists and PR guys at the turn of the century figured this out, and have spent the last 100 years exploiting women's nature to sell more toasters at the cost of western civilization.

EDIT: Bernays (Freud's nephew), is the man behind fluoridated water, feminists smoking, bacon and eggs, banana republics, and maybe best of all, he Rebranded propaganda as Public Relations. oh, and he was *Kosher.

[–]Steve_Wiener 33 points34 points  (41 children)

I'm gonna need you to explain that comment.

[–]xiaojimi 15 points16 points  (2 children)

There's a seminal documentary, Century of the Self, explaining in detail the work of Bernays and how he moulded mass media to become subtle, manipulating and very political.

[–]baraka29 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The Century of the Self


It's in 3 parts, they are all on Vimeo. All of Adam Curtis' documentaries (The Power of Nightmares, The Trap, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Graces) are must watch

[–]WakandaDrama 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That documentary gave me nightmares. About as bad as researching the JFK assassination. Knowing events are fabricated for money and power of a rich oligarchy was overwhelming, every conspiracy theory I joked about was damn true, if not worse!

[–]2IVIaskerade 25 points26 points  (1 child)