Dating the wrong guy quotes

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The problem with such labels is that they are often stereotyped.

Alpha females are seen as bitches; Alpha males as Lamborghini-driving James Bonds, while their Beta counterparts are weak, lily-livered wimps. Alpha women don’t have to be career women (“You might be the head of the PTA, a genius at connecting people or the organiser of a group for new mums”); nor are Beta men the type you have to settle for.

“It’s about expanding your horizons – finding a match who is supportive, respectful, who isn’t threatened by who you are or what you do.” Of course, successful Alpha/Beta pairings have known this for years.

Helena Morrissey, chief executive of a £50 billion investment fund, founder of the Thirty Percent Club which campaigns for women in boardrooms, and mother-of-nine, attributes her success to her husband giving up work to look after their children.

“Alpha women may believe the Alpha male is their natural partner; a breadwinner, similar to her – but although they might make an exciting relationship, they don’t make a good relationship,” she adds.

“One will always want to assert their authority.” “Alpha” and “Beta” are well-worn terms in relationship speak – but, when you cut through the psychobabble, what do they mean?

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.

He’s supportive, he makes me laugh, he’s not threatened by me and he pushes back when I get bossy.

We have a wonderful marriage and we make each other happy every day.” So she must know a thing or two about getting it right.

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.

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