Enough readers have asked questions about some of the terminology I use on the blog that I decided it would be useful to have a glossary. If you have a term you need clarification on, leave a comment or drop me an email.
Alpha – Psychosocially dominant males who find it easy to attract women, often multiple women at once.
Beta – Non-psychosocially dominant males who find it difficult to attract women but can usually get one with effort.
DHV – Demonstration of Higher Value. Things a man does to raise a woman’s opinion of him as a potential date/mate, such as taking the lead in social situations and playfully teasing the woman.
DLV – Demonstration of Lower Value. Things a man does to lower a woman’s opinion of him as a potential date/mate, such as letting a woman control the relationship.
DMV – Dating Market Value. See SMV.
Hypergamy – A woman’s biological drive to date/mate the highest-status man she can get.
IOI – Indicator of Interest.
LJBF – Let’s Just Be Friends.
MSM – Mainstream Media. Newspapers, magazines, news programs, infotainment shows…basically any traditional outlet for disseminating news and opinions. The opposite of the MSM would be something like blogs.
Omega – Men who have no hope of attracting women due to lack of social skills and/or looks.
SMV – Sexual Market Value. Essentially, a person’s attractiveness to the opposite sex. Often referred to using a number on the 1-10 scale, with 10 being irresistible beauty and perfection.
SMP – Sexual Marketplace.