"What makes an alpha male?" That's like asking "What do women really want?" It's highly subjective, and I don't know if we'll ever agree on a solid definition.
Some traits immediately come to mind. Dominant. Confident. Strong. But even those can take us into a gray area. Are we referring to just physical strength, or other powers and talents? Do we want someone who can lift cars over his head, or will we be equally satisfied with someone who could, say, inspire crowds of people, or simply help us talk through the issues that plague us?
When I was writing Searching the Skies, I wanted to write two different men, each appealing in his own right. At first glance, Ash is probably more the "traditional" alpha male - military man, proficient with weapons, muscles that go on for days, assertive in the bedroom. While Marcus may not be as outwardly domineering, he still has a lot going on for him - wealthy, intelligent, charismatic, and doesn't tolerate any bullshit. Is one more "alpha" than the other? Mileage may vary. Geneva, our heroine, is faced with a difficult decision.
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