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A pretty boy has smooth, neotenous face, while still maintaining some masculine features such as eyes with a high width-to-height ratio and a nose larger than a female nose, but by no means has he exaggerated facial masculinity

A Pretty Boy is a facially-aesthetic, somewhat feminine, androgynous or neotenous version of a man who is an "8" or above on the Decile Chart. Pretty Boys lack the warrior skull shape, high testosterone levels, and high human growth hormone levels required to be Chad or Gigachad. The term is a near-synonym of the word "Chadlite." However, the SMV of the Pretty Boy has a slightly higher derivation from his facial aesthetics than the typical Chadlite. Hyper feminized Pretty Boys who are incels are called cutecels.

Even though muscular bodies are nearly universally attractive to women,[1] women do not care much about facial masculinity.[2] Humans are substantially self-domesticated and therefore neotenous (meaning they retain youthful features) such that some facial neoteny is also attractive in men. Youth may also be attractive in men because smooth, homogenous skin may be objectively aesthetical.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

A Pretty Boy is a male who possesses the angel skull of a female, and his sex hormones appear to be in balance. His face looks beautiful and highly aesthetic, while at the same time, he is masculine enough to be clearly distinguished as a male. He is usually tall, slender with almost no fat and little to no muscle, and little body or facial hair. An example is the male model known in China simply as Xing Ye (a commoner's name now famous if one was to simply just google the name Xing Ye). His claim to fame is his Photofeeler photo where girls left custom comments saying he is exceptionally, ridiculously pretty and attractive as an androgynous model essentially, and from the Incel Wiki team's vast hundreds of Photofeeler experiments, he had the comments from girls that described him as the "prettiest" [3]. We originally were going to make Xing Ye the thumbnail for the Pretty Boy page; however, Xing ye has no free photos, all of his photos are copyrighted, meaning he has no "candid" photos, despite being the scientific objective archetypal "Pretty Boy" as per women's comments. Instead, Francisco Lachowski is the thumbnail because he is considered the archetypal pretty boy to a Western Audience, and he has free photos available that are professional yet also considered "candid" on Wikimedia Commons, thus it is acceptable to use Chico's photo as the thumbnail and not Xing Ye's.

A study on facial masculinity and femininity has shown the masculinity of the father's face is passed on to both their sons and daughters.[4] This may be beneficial to the male offspring (despite weak or non-existent relationships between male facial masculinity and their attractiveness as judges by women) though it seems to be generally detrimental to the men's female offspring, as higher levels of facial masculinity in women are generally associated with lower perceived facial attractiveness.

A study on the inheritance of parental facial attractiveness and their adult children's facial attractiveness, at the collegiate age, shows about 70% of daughter's facial attractiveness is inherited from the parent's genes with the father's genes playing a slightly larger role in the daughter's facial attractiveness compared to the mother's genes. With the rest of the variance being epigenetic in nature (diet regimens, stress, nutrition status, toxin exposure levels, pharmacological medications, grooming, etc.) In contrast, about 10% of son's facial attractiveness is inherited from the parent's genes with the mother's genes playing the majority role in the son's facial attractiveness compared to the father's genes, with the rest of the variance being epigenetic.[5] The Incel Wiki team created an edited photo of Supermodel Desmend Wyer which women on the popular rating site Photofeeler rated a statistically perfect 10/10 the first 10 votes, and remained a 10/10 up to 80 votes. The image is a 45-year-old looking Silver Fox, in the physical aesthetic shape of an extremely healthy and physically fit 25-year-old. Thus one explanation is that women find high levels of adrenochrome, an anti-aging hormone, as extremely attractive. Adrenochrome levels could possibly explain why only 10% of men's facial attractiveness is heritable. It's possible 90% and 30% of men and women's inherited facial attractiveness, respectively, boils down to inherited adrenochrome levels. Making adrenochrome levels another X factor, as adrenochrome levels are not directly sexually selected for until around middle age and older. Adrenochrome or not, it's clear from that experiment and our others that genes for retaining youthful characteristics in older age, in men, is extremely attractive to women. A follow up meta-analysis of attractiveness heritability, this time among twins, shows that the attractiveness level between identical, same sex, twin siblings when acne, grooming, smiling, and BMI are not controlled for is mostly genetic and when those factors are controlled for, the difference in attractiveness levels is still mostly genetic for identical twin brothers, but not identical twin sisters. The variance between the attractiveness levels of non-identical and/or non-same sex twins is found to be mostly epigenetic, when acne, grooming, smiling and BMI are not controlled for as well as when those factors are controlled for.[6]

Facial masculinity and facial femininity are two separate scales. Low facial masculinity does not automatically mean high facial femininity. A person's face can be low in both facial masculinity as well as facial femininity; in other words, having an overall androgynous appearance. The facial masculinity of moms has no effect on the facial masculinity of offspring.

It is arguable to what extent facial masculinity is correlated with a man's beauty, while most research clearly shows that facially feminine women are nearly universally considered more attractive. A guy with a hyper-masculine face could still be considered ugly or unattractive. Such a man is known as an ogrecel. The Russian boxer Nikolai Valuev (who suffers from a congenital pituitary gland disorder, leading to excessive human growth hormone production) is a good example of this archetype.

Causes[edit | edit source]

Pretty boys are indeed primarily caused by non-dominant and or non-aggressive looking men reproducing. The son's prettiness is exacerbated if the mom has a face high in femininity (which is highly correlated with beauty, as well as excessive estrogen levels). Some pretty boy exacerbating factors are environmental pollutants like synthetic estrogens found in plastic softeners, fraternal birth order, unnatural diet, the mother having excessively high estrogen levels while pregnant, mutational load (inbreeding), natural genetics, autism, or any combinations of the above. Informal physiognomy experiments done by the Incel Wiki team suggest pretty boy/male model-looking guys as well as pretty/model-looking girls have been assortatively mating (beautiful people mating with other beautiful people) and thus very likely do have a higher mutational load, which is associated with a higher rate of homo/bisexuality.

Indeed, an informal study again done by the Incel Wiki team showed only 11 out of 50 top male models of all time have children (normally rich, successful males are near guaranteed to have children), even though on average, handsome men are less likely to be gay, according to the prominent evolutionary psychologist, Satoshi Kanazawa.[7]

In the closet, homo/bisexuality appears to be over-represented among pretty boys as well as professional male models. Another exacerbating factor in the creation of pretty boys is a constant depressed mood, producing higher levels of cortisol and the subsequent lowering of testosterone that results from high cortisol levels, leading to a higher Cortisol/T ratio, which results in an incomplete level of masculinization of the face and body during puberty. This is why sadboys and emo guys are always feminine or androgynous-looking. For example, there are no cases of emo bodybuilders because lifting weights elevates one's mood, raises self-esteem, and also has testosterone boosting and anti-depressant effects.[8]

Pretty boys may also have a genetic predisposition toward depression, as well as substance abuse. These traits are usually passed on from mother to son since these traits significantly lower male fertility but not female.[9] The results of the parental facial masculinity and femininity study show that since masculine facial features are only inherited from paternal DNA, a man cannot reproduce a massively more masculine-faced son from mating with a masculine-faced woman. A man's facial masculinity thus comes from secondary, indirect factors such as regression toward the mean, recessive genes, genetic mutations, inbreeding depression, outbreeding depression, atavisms, and any other currently unknown factors as well. Essentially through the primary, direct factor of male choice, sexual selection.

The best men can do is to reliably reproduce pretty boys/chadlites and Stacys, as well as Gigastacys. On the other hand, again, because masculine facial features are only inherited from paternal DNA, women can select men that have both masculine and/or beautiful faces. Thus under female mate choice, women can reliably reproduce any form of Chads (lite, Giga, pretty) as well as any form of Stacys.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Pretty Boys tend to have an excessive interest in "The Arts," this includes, but is not limited to: music (instrumental and vocal), dance, drama, folk art, creative writing, architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, industrial design, costume and fashion design, motion pictures, television, radio, film, and video. Their excessive interest is thought to be because of both socialization and hormonal profile.

Pretty Boys have a protruded maxilla. A protruded maxilla increases the volume of the resonance chamber (the mouth.) This leads to richer vocalization, so Pretty Boys just look like singers and therefore are encouraged to become them. It is thought that exposure to high estrogen, feminizes their subconscious behavior, and their singing voice, making their adult singing voice beautiful instead of sexy. Justin Bieber is an example of a Pretty Boy who has a protruded maxilla. He also has a beautiful singing voice.

Male Social Hierarchies[edit | edit source]

The Dominance Hierarchy vs The Prestige Hierarchy[edit | edit source]

Despite the vast majority of women fawning over him, a Pretty Boy can range from near the top of a male social hierarchy, to absolute rock bottom, depending on the Pretty Boy's degree of feminization. Pretty Boys are "8's" on the Decile Scale but generally are treated as if they are "5"s by other males. They are less likely to be hypermasculine, and are often have weaker muscular potential. However, since they are biologically wired for Prestige, they are more likely to attract female attention. Due to the inability to differentiate the Prestige Hierarchy from the Dominance Hierarchy (see here), vast majority of bluepilled, and even some redpilled men have absolutely no clue how high a Pretty Boy's SMV is, most men are completely blindsided when their girlfriends and wives are cheating on them with a Pretty Boy. Generally, Pretty Boys are like chameleons in Male Social Hierarchies; they tend to blend in among men but stand out to women. One of the major benefits of such a system, is that the Chad cannot hurt him, lest he risk scorn and shunning from females.

If a woman is cheating on her partner, it is most likely with a Pretty Boy.

Historical Examples[edit | edit source]

When Justin Bieber first became famous, men threw him under the bus, poured gasoline over it, and set the bus on fire, all while taking selfies on a flip phone. When Robert Pattinson starred in Twilight and girls went crazy over him, guys were outraged like angry feminists, but when action hero Gigachad face duo Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise starred in Interview with the Vampire, girls went crazy over them, guys didn't say a word.

Mating strategy[edit | edit source]

Some Blackpill theorists suggest Pretty boys are "alpha-beta males" in that they spread their genes through a short term mating strategy like Chad does but reproduce a large number of sexy daughters instead of sexy sons.

Correlations between Digit Ratio (symbolic of testosterone exposure), Gender Dysphoria and Homosexuality risk, IQ, Socio-Economic Status, and Facial Feminization has been made, suggesting that Pretty Boys are less likely to be biological reject, but as a counter-force against the Alpha's propensity towards Pedophilia and Aggression. TBD.

This explains why Gymmaxxing works well for Pretty Boys, as they are selectively preferable to the Uglycel who are more likely to be biologically over-masculine.

Research[edit | edit source]

Women's attraction to facially feminine males[edit | edit source]

The earliest looks studies done in 1997, concluded that feminine-faced males were more attractive than masculine-faced males.[10] However, other research conducted since has found that hyper-masculinity is more correlated with sexual success in certain mating contexts (short-term relationships).[11]

The original looks studies from 1997 were extremely flawed due to the researchers confusing femininity for beauty. Beauty is a stand-alone trait that has an overlap with femininity. Beauty is attractive in both sexes. Some facial features, such as full lips, are inherently beautiful and attractive to both men and women. Any facial morph where the more "masculine" face has thinner lips, is going to be rated as less attractive. When the feminine/beautiful traits are left alone, but the masculine traits exaggerated, the face is more attractive. Autistic people have an extremely hard time distinguishing femininity from beauty due to being bad with faces (Prosopagnosia, face-blindness).

In short, women couldn't care less if a dude looks like a chick as long as the guy has some super masculine features, such as a strong jaw, chin, hunter eyes, very large full eyebrows, etc. Although in one case Suga from the kpop boy band B.T.S. scored an 8/10 in raw sex appeal on Photofeeler, on a screenshot from their Dynamite music video, at the climax of the video where he is covered in facialy feminizing makeup and singing in a countertenor, Suga has no masculine features whatsoever other than he happens to be male.[12] 1 off cases like that suggest facial masculinity is more so a by product of increased testosterone, increased height and higher overall natural strength and athleticism, traits women are only weakly attracted to, rather than crucial for sex appeal and attractiveness, with the caveat being enhanced strength and athleticism, through lifting weights is very overall attractive to women especially by the time a man reaches his 40s and older, based on Photofeeler tests us at the incel wiki have run, on photos with the caption "rate raw sex appeal in place of attractiveness." With the results being that even Silverfoxes such as Pierce Brosnan, lose all their raw sex appeal from facial attractiveness, as soon as they take their shirt off, if they are not extremely muscular. The results are so extreme its likely that nearly all women will be disgusted just sleeping in the same bed with a non muscular man by the time he reaches his 40s and older, meaning testosterone replacement therapy is crucial to not be seen as only a betabux as an aging man.[13]

Romance novels often use long-haired, aesthetic, pretty boys with added rippling muscles as cover models to appeal to as many different women's preferences as possible.

Previous studies (done as early as 1997) on sexual dimorphism showed feminine preferences in female faces and mixed findings in male faces. A 2014 study on preferences for sexual dimorphism on attractiveness levels in male faces found both male and female participants preferred masculine faces to androgynous faces when the faces were highly attractive, but there were mixed results at lowers levels of attractiveness.[14]

Behavioral androgyny, 'homosexual genes', and sexual success[edit | edit source]

Despite mixed results on facial androgyny, research has shown behavioral androgyny to be linearly correlated with more opposite-sex partners.

There is considerable evidence that human sexual orientation is genetically influenced, so it is not known how exclusive homosexuality, which tends to lower reproductive success, is maintained in the population at a relatively high frequency. One hypothesis proposes that while genes predisposing to homosexuality reduce homosexuals' reproductive success, they may confer some advantage in heterosexuals who carry them. However, it is not clear what such an advantage may be.

A study done in 2008 on genetic factors predisposing to homosexuality increasing mating success in heterosexuals, shows that psychologically masculine females and psychologically feminine men are (a) more likely to be gay but (b), when straight, have many more opposite-sex partners. The study shows that both these relationships are partly due to pleiotropic genetic influences common to each trait with statistical modeling of the twin data. They also find a trend for heterosexuals with a non-heterosexual twin to have more opposite-sex partners than do heterosexual twin pairs.

These results suggest that genes predisposing to homosexuality confer a mating advantage in heterosexuals, which helps explain the evolution and maintenance of homosexuality in the population.[15] This study doubles as evidence for genetic determinism.

In a study done by the Department of Psychology, University of Göteborg, Sweden. Photographs of physically attractive men and women were presented as depicting homosexuals and heterosexuals to subjects on the University of California at Berkeley campus who were generally judged to be nonhomophobic opposite-sexed students. The analysis showed that the 62 women rated 3 men as significantly more physically attractive when they believed the men were homosexual than when they believed the men were heterosexual. The 65 men did not rate photographs of 3 women as more physically attractive when they believed the women were lesbian compared to when they believed the women were heterosexual. The results illustrate an effect of the "gay-pretty-boy stereotype," namely, that women judged to be nonhomophobic perceived homosexual men as more physically attractive than comparable heterosexual men.[16]

Studies done on hand attractiveness show women prefer men to have androgynous-looking hands, specifically large palms, and very long, thin, slender fingers, and "aristocratic" looking fingers.[17] Despite this preference for androgynous male hands, women also want these androgynous hands to be extremely strong! Handgrip strength is positively correlated with reproductive and sexual success, as well as women's positive appraisals of male's dance movements.[18][19]

Though, it is not known how much of this greater reproductive success can be attributed to a direct female preference for men with strong hands, with much of it likely due to grip strength being correlated with other desirable traits, such as overall health, physical attractiveness, and optimal pubertal or prenatal androgen exposure. Traits that are either attractive to women directly or help men prevail over male rivals in intrasexual competition.

Emotions[edit | edit source]

The results from a survey of over 1,500 people subscribed to ELITESINGLES magazine demonstrated 81% of women with partners who took the survey stated that they would like their partner to show more emotion. Despite women overwhelmingly claiming that they prefer a man who is open about his emotions, 16% of men (around 1 in 6) wrongly believe that women find emotional men less attractive.[20]

A human being is capable of expressing over 400 different feelings and emotions[21] The women are not saying they want their partner to verbally express their emotions more, like "I am sad." They are saying they want their partner to be more non verbally expressive of their emotions in general, in a showy way, such as a professional actor, singer, or motivational speaker would. When their partner is angry, they want the man to yell and fly into a rage, or when the partner is happy, express this through nonverbal cues such as winks, smiles, dancing, etc. Basically, women want their partners to be more dramatic and entertaining.

Women want men to be able to seamlessly transition from stoic and cool to cocky, amazed, amused, or anyone of the hundreds of emotions a human is capable of, at all the appropriate moments, at a moment's notice, something that autists are incapable of doing. Which is another reason women have a burning hatred for autists.

Scents and flowers[edit | edit source]

A study was performed on the effects of flowers on mating attractiveness and behavior, that included 18–25-year-old women (N = 600) walking alone in a shopping mall. These women were subsequently approached by a physically attractive 20-year-old male-confederate soliciting them for their phone number. The women were more likely to agree to the confederate's courtship solicitation when solicited in the area of the flower shop compared to a cake shop, or a women's shoe shop. Positive mood induced by exposure to flowers was used to explain these results. [22]

In further experiments, women's perception of male attractiveness and women's potential mating behavior was found to be positively affected by simple exposure to flowers. In Study 1, women who were exposed to flowers while they watched a video of a man perceived the man to be more attractive and sexier. They also reported being more inclined to accept a date from him.

In Study 2, women who were exposed to flowers responded more favorably to an explicit solicitation from a male confederate in a subsequent interaction. The results show that simple exposure to flowers had a significant effect on women's perception of mating attractiveness and behavior.[23] The results suggest physically attractive men wearing flower scented perfume would possibly be viewed as even more sexually attractive.

The rise of androgynous men[edit | edit source]

Androgyny has been gaining more prominence and notice in popular culture since the early 21st century, concurrent with the rise of feminism and matriarchal society. The rise of the metrosexual man in the first decade of the 2000s has been described as a related phenomenon associated with this trend. The androgynous trends in fashion hit the public mainstream in the 2000s (decade) that featured men sporting different hairstyles: longer hair, hair dyes, hair highlights. Men in catalogs started wearing jewelry, makeup, visual kei, designer stubble. These styles have become a significant mainstream trend of the 21st century, both in the western world and in Asia.[24] The androgynous K-pop culture has now officially infected the western world through the cellphone app Tik Tok in the form of E-boys, who are the male equivalents to female Instagram models.

For decades the Manosphere has been afraid that women's selection for hyper-masculine men would lead to extinction through nuclear war or some other form of violent collapse of civilization. The reality appears to be men are becoming more behaviorally androgynous (highly masculine in some ways and highly feminine in others), and society is not collapsing but slowly grinding to a halt. It will come to a standstill as more men stop working jobs that benefit, innovate, or bring value to society in some way and instead focus on LDARing, NEETing, or spending all their time looksmaxxing. The inevitable and eventual result is nearly every male in western society spending every ounce of their free time looksmaxxing in an effort to pass on their genes. Western society is becoming an exact mirror image of society within the Wodaabe African tribe, the most matriarchal society on the planet, with the vainest men.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]




Looks theoryLooksRegression toward the meanBeautyGolden RatioDecilePSL ratingThe WallScientific BlackpillPhysiognomyBody dysmorphic disorderCheerleader effectGaitLooks bottleneck

Lookism communities (defunct)


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Controversial: MewingBone smashingFacepullingNofaping

Looks levels

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Body Parts

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Body Characteristics

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