In my experience, men want their girlfriend to validate them, to adore them, to need them.
Frankly, I’m too busy adoring and validating myself for any of that. And does it make me a "bad investment", relationship-wise? My standards are high, I'm unforgiving and often dismiss men without giving them enough of a chance, shooting myself in the foot.
Every alpha female is used to working her ass off and not getting acknowledged for it.
In the animal world, it's just as likely that the Alpha in a wolf pack would be female as male.
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.
Instead of seeking out a testosterone-driven Alpha man to share their life, she argues, they should try pairing up with his responsible, supportive opposite: Mr Beta.
But those who’ve dated across those stereotypes know that’s not the case.
Alpha women, Rhodes argues, shouldn't aim for someone who mirrors their own behaviour, they should remember that just as Alpha women aren't demanding bitches, Beta men aren't necessarily passive wimps.