An orbiter is a man who hangs around with a girl, especially on social media, in hopes of someday getting in her pants. Girls may keep such men around either as backups for whatever man they're with (in which case, these men are referred to as her penis pipeline), or in the case of some celebrities (such as tradthot Laura Southern or gamer girl Belle Delphine) as sources of beta bux to complement the alpha fux they get from Chad.
Effect on female behavior[edit | edit source]
According to some theories, because girls have so many orbiters who give them attention and validation for free, the need for them to have a nice guy as a boyfriend or husband has been greatly diminished, and they feel freer to chase assholes instead, who offer excitement and drama that her loyal, dependable, kind, and gentle orbiters don't.
However, according to other theories, the effect of beta orbiters on female behavior is in most cases negligible, because modern females do not care about attention and validation unless it comes from the Chads they desire. Indeed, some girls will find it insulting if a non-Chad behaves as if he believes he could have a chance with her, because it suggests he has a low opinion of her sexual market value.
Types of beta orbiters[edit | edit source]
There are several different types of beta orbiters:
The LJBF Beta Orbiter[edit | edit source]
The LJBF Beta Orbiter is a man who makes an advance on a woman, who tells him "let's just be friends." The orbiter continues to hang around this woman as a "friend", hoping that she will develop romantic feelings for him.
The Male Feminist[edit | edit source]
These men tend to believe they are always at fault if they are rejected and will go neverending rounds of working on themselves around women who clearly don't want them.
The Gay Best Friend[edit | edit source]
He does not actually have to be gay to be "the gay best friend." The Gay Best Friend is a man that female view as "one of the girls." He engages in gossip, text messaging, and emoticons. He may or may not have a "crush" on one of his "girlfriends" but the attraction is not reciprocated. Women will spend hours a day texting the Gay Best Friend, while at the same time having sex with an alpha male.
Financial consequences[edit | edit source]
There are dire financial consequences to being a beta orbiter. The beta orbiter typically wants to leave this orbiter status. Instead of orbiting her, he wants to be with her. Instead of being on the periphery of romance, beta orbiter wants actual romance. Instead of indirect insinuations by the foid that he will someday be rewarded with sex, beta orbiter wants to actually have sex. Instead of the occasional peck on the cheek, beta orbiter wants a full on snog. Instead of flirty smiles followed by idle trifling, beta orbiter wants flirty smiles to be followed by something tangible.
Whereas the beta orbiter may feel down at not being able to upgrade from the flirtation stage, what compounds this situation is when he is financially involved with this woman, without any enthusiastic reciprocation on her part. The woman in this situation is more logical than the man as she's duping him into buying her things, or doing little favors here and there, while he sees no end benefit from this. His role is similar to a cuckold, as he gives her many of the things a woman wants, such as an ear, validation via praise, and even material gifts, but does he get any of the things a typical man wants in return for that? Such as loyalty, sex, love and affection? nope. he gets none of those. He doesn't even have the status of cuck, since at least a cuck is officially with her. He isn't even official with her, yet is in her vicinity, varying from beta orbiter to beta orbiter in terms of frequency, with the most simp-like beta orbiter spending heaps of time with her, while getting no pussy whatsoever.