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A cutecel is someone who is cute looking, but cannot find a partner. Women think of them as cute, but not that sexually appealing. Male cutecels sometimes had positive female attention in their teenage years, but women found them too feminine after around age 18. After that point they typically are screwed unless they are bicel, where they might pull off being an attractive twink and get into a homosexual relationship.

"he's not... ugly though"

"women often love ugly men, but never, an unmanly man"
Arthur Schopenhauer


Male cutecels are usually unintentionally androgynous, angry, and sad. Their hyper-feminine appearance becomes a turn-off to women. Some cutecels are also just shy, have autism, or body image issues. Nonetheless, cutecels rarely get attention on dating apps.

Many cutecels tend to hypercompensate for their unintentional femininity through outright chad worship, masculinism, and/or alt-right politics.


A study on facial masculinity and femininity have shown the masculinity of the father's face is passed on to both their sons and daughters.[1] 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.

Beauty and facial masculinity[edit]

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.


Cutecels 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 cutecel 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 cutecel/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 the prominent evolutionary psychologist, Satoshi Kanazawa.[2]

In the closet, homo/bisexuality appears to be over-represented among cutecels as well as professional male models.

Another exacerbating factor in the creation of cutecels 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.[3]

Cutecels 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.[4] 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 cutecels/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.


Cutecels 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.

Cutecels have a protruded maxilla. A protruded maxilla increases the volume of the resonance chamber (the mouth.) This leads to richer vocalization, so cutecels 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.

Mating strategy[edit]

Some Blackpill theorists suggest cutecels 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.


Women's attraction to facially feminine males[edit]

The earliest looks studies done in 1997, concluded that feminine faced males were more attractive than masculine faced males.[5] However, other research conducted since has found that hyper-masculinity is more correlated with sexual success in certain mating contexts (short-term relationships).

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. Autists 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.

Still, when given a choice between a cutecel and a manly man, women tend to choose the manly man. Romance novels often use long-haired, aesthetic, cutecels 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.[6]

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

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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10][11]

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.

Scents and flowers[edit]

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.[12]

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]

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.[13] 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.


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