As the singer Alanis Morissette puts it: “Alpha men are very turned on by the Alpha woman – really high chemistry, really fun to work with, probably really fun to have affairs with.
But there can only be one person in the driver’s seat.” All hope is not lost, however: a new book raising eyebrows in the US offers a controversial solution.
Dr Sonya Rhodes, author of The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match, due out in Britain next month, says Alpha women are so unlucky in love because they’re looking in the wrong place.
Continue reading and you’ll find out how to fight back.
🙂 Before that, though, I’ll need to break this news to you…
(For more on this, click here.) New research by Gilda Giebel and colleagues goes beyond these evolutionary explanations, which focus solely on gender differences, and examines how our individual personality traits affect the preference for dominant partners.
The researchers speculated that if a passive but nice partner is seen as “boring," then people who are especially averse to boredom in their lives will be the most likely to seek out dominant partners.
When I'm out and about talking to singles, I often meet a lot of women who I would consider to be "Alpha females": opinionated, successful, dominant, like to be in control, strong personality.
When the topic of dating comes up, these women lament that they can't find strong, successful men to date, that they are tired of dating men they can walk all over, that they want men to stand up and take the reins.With her reputation for ambition, determination and success, she can be seen by men as intriguing but intimidating; attractive yet aloof.Some of the world’s most inspiring Alphas (Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice) have yet to settle down; while many of their predecessors (Coco Chanel, Jane Austen) never did.Has there ever been a better time to be an Alpha female?From Beyoncé to Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg to Dame Sally Davis, public life is full of strong, independent women making their mark on the worlds of entertainment, politics, business and health.Different women have very different reasons for seeking out a dominant partner, as do other women for seeking the opposite.