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Demographics of inceldom

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The demographics of inceldom reveal a diverse population of incels.

This article is a general demographics article, for political make-up of incels see Political make-up of incels


Although involuntary celibates are often stereotyped as white, polls and surveys suggest otherwise. This poll from braincels shows that whites constitute only 28% of that forums population, with the largest racial demographic being currycel. The largest poll by showed that only 50% of its members were white[1], which is quite small for a Western web forum. Social Anxiety Support by comparison is about 99% white.

According to a peer-reviewed study, the stereotype that is mostly white is incorrect. The paper stated, “It is impossible to say whether the majority of users are white men, but our data implies that this may be less true than expected”. “However, there is one major and important difference to other […] communities: The community is more heterogeneous than other […] communities, because users are not united by a common goal, but by a feature that its individuals share, i.e., not being able to engage in social and/or sexual contacts”. “There is no definite evidence that users are predominantly white, contrary to what is often reported about incels”[2]

Growth in Numbers[edit]

Inceldom for American young men is at an all-time-high of 24%[edit]

The share of men under 30 who aren’t having sex has nearly tripled to 28% in 2018 in the past decade according to the Washington Post using data from the General Social Survey.[3]

A study by Poortman and Liebroer found that roughly only 4% of singles prefer being single over having a relationship[4]. If we are to subtract volcels from this number, we arrive at roughly 24% of American being incel. As different studies show slightly different numbers, and 24% may be too confident of a guess given the available evidece, we conclude the % American young men being incel to be somewhere between 20-30%.


Share of American young adults in stable partnerships has been cut almost a third to 49%[edit]

The share of people between the ages of 18 to 34 in the USA who do not have a stable partner has now risen to 51%, up from 35% in 1986. Meaning only 49% have a partner. Source: General Social Survey[5]


Studies show most male celibates are involuntrarily so[edit]

In other words, studies show most male celibates are incel. This is because less than 1% of people are asexual,[6][7] only roughly 4% of singles preferred their singlehood over being in a relationship,[8] about 28% of men are celibate year-over-year,[9] and the Hatfield and Clark experiment which proved the vast majority of men would accept random sexual invitations from strange women.[10]

Earlier studies[edit]

There exist earlier studies showing smaller rates of inceldom.

Professor Simon DeDeo estimated there were 700,000 incels in the U.S for men over 25 years old,[11] while for those over 18, the number is 1.3 million.[12] Among American vicenarians, women were 10% more sexually active than men.[13]

Brian Gilmartin in the 1980s estimated that 1.5% of all American men are incelibate, estimating them at 4.7 million people. [14]

A 2012 report by The Centers for Disease Control claimed that within the past year roughly six per cent of men ages 25 to 44 have not had any sexual partners. The Washington Post correlated this figure within inceldom; thus making roughly 6% of that age group virginal incelibates (per Washington Post).[15]

This graph from Lyman Stone of the Institute for Family Studies that shows that male 12-month celibacy between the ages of 22-35 grew to around 14% of young men as of 2016. [16]


Other countries[edit]


The gender that is most affected by inceldom can depend on location time and specific circumstances. For example, some reports claim that during the Paraguay War, 90% of the male population was killed. Another report claimed that out of a population of 221,000 in 1871, only about 28,000 were male. In laymen’s terms, the turn of the 1870s decade was one where 9 in 10 humans in Paraguay were female and only 1 in 10 was male. Assuming a heterosexual model, this created a situation in the late 1860s Paraguay wherein femcels probably outnumbered mancels due to a massively lopsided sex-ratio.[17]


Inceldom affects twice as many males as females in Germany, at 10 percent and 5 percent respectively according to Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen.[18] For further statistics on inceldom in Germany, check out Absolute Beginners#Demographics.


Similar to the rest of the world, young men suffer far higher rates of inceldom than women. Whereas as women usually lose their virginity during their teens, men are more likely to lose it in their twenties in India. Statistics also show that the rates of inceldom for men are higher in the south of India than the north.[19]

Demographics controversies[edit]

Hatfield and Clark controversy[edit]

In the Hatfield and Clark study, certain students were asked to randomly approach members of the opposite gender if they wanted to have sex right now.[20] Women accepted the casual sex offers 0% percent of the time in that study. While men accepted the casual sex offers 75% of the time when the offer was the most direct while the rest of the men apologized or gave valid excuses. This is just when men were asked at random by a random women too. The number would be even higher for both genders in less casual circumstances most likely.

Some feminists have claimed to reject (whatever rejected means in the face of such blatant facts) the methodology of the Hatfield and Clark study stating that the women do not know if they will orgasm or not and they do not know the men. It is not that brilliant of an observation though, as we already know women would have male-like acceptance of casual sex offers if the male offering were a celebrity. Women like status. A lot. Van Halen had fucking sex tents[21] set up at his performances. The stadium janitor goes home jacking off to gangbang porn while crying.

Sexual minority vs sexual majoritarian issue[edit]

There is debate over whether inceldom only affects a minority of men or whether it effects most men.

Statistics mentioned above suggests inceldom is something that primarily affects men. Inceldom rates have been growing for both singletons and married men while it has remained stable for women. According to the General Social Survey (GSS) data, a greater share of men are sexless, both among wedders and nonwedders.[22]

With inceldom near tripling in a decade and steady partnerships almost cut in half for those btw 18-35ish as shown above, we can see that inceldom issues are approaching a majoritarian issue. But with 51% of young adults without a partner, we can safely conclude that the amount of people sympathetic to incels due to their own situation may now be a majority of young adults.

However due to the small majority of young adult without a partner, there is debate in the incelosphere as to whether inceldom is a sexual minority issue or a majoritarian issue.

See also[edit]


  17. Shaw, Karl (2005) [2004]. Power Mad! [Šílenství mocných] (in Czech). Praha: Metafora. ISBN 978-80-7359-002-4.