He-Man, Man-At-Arms or Skeletor by Gina Fluharty
Yeah. I just dated myself. We’re supposed to be talking about what kind of hero/heroine we love: Alpha, Beta or Gamma and that’s what popped into my head. It’s not entirely accurate but it made me laugh.
Alphas are confident and at the top of their game. Betas are equally confident but lack that little bit that would pop them up on top of the heap. Gammas go their own way. They’re the honey badger of the group.
Now, while I would love to love the Gamma—gamma don’t give a shit—that’s the problem. They see you coming and turn the corner. While they are fascinating characters, they don’t stay in the lens long enough to carry the weight of the story.
Which makes me an Alpha girl because I love a challenge. Whether it’s M/M, M/F, F/F, or F/M/F, I love Alpha heroine/hero combos. There’s such a wealth of, well, everything when you pit two truly confident and dominating personalities in a relationship together.
However, my favorite is the Alpha female Beta male combo. Why? Because it takes a truly strong male to realize the strength of an Alpha female and cherish her in spite of the personality schism. I think that’s the true hallmark of manliness: to know the truth of yourself, your partner and embrace the differences. That’s the totality of mental sexy for me. There’s total truth in that HEA.