Alpha Male vs. Pickup Artist
The Alpha Male
Alpha is synonymous with high value for the male. The female is evolutionarily programmed to select, have sex with, build love with, and commit with an alpha male. The reason why alpha is high value for the male as it is associated with leadership, or the owning of one’s intentions and the execution of one’s intentions. This shows ambition and not beta, or supplication, to others. Alpha males lead the interaction towards love and sex and this is desired by the female even though she may need verbalize this to the male. Her body language and IOIs communicate this approval and attraction to the alpha male automatically without her even thinking about it.
As discussed, alpha is the gender archetype for the male. Alpha is masculinity. Masculinity is defined by the male’s focus, passion, and intensity in the four aspects of life; philosophy, love, health, and finance. An alpha male sees his primary role in life as love with a beta (feminine) female as well as the building of a perpetuity.
Alpha behavior, or masculine behavior, is associated with leadership. Beta behavior, or feminine behavior, is associated with followership. The male should endeavor to always be leading the interaction with the female and thus be displaying high value alpha behavior. The male should eliminate being a follower in the interaction with the female and displaying low value beta behavior.
The Pickup Artist
A pickup artist is a concept associated with a male that focuses exclusively on the mastery of the first phase of game, pickup game. He focuses on optionality rather than intimacy and lacks a long term perspective on male female relations.
The pickup artist emerged as a reaction to feminism and the alpha female culture of the West where the male was nolonger viewed as an essential part of a happy life for the female and the loss of the love drive for the Western female.
While pickup is an essential part of game, the first phase, the concept of the pickup artist is not the goal itself for the male but ultimately marks a phase for the male before he fully matures and seeks love with a beta female.