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Scientific Anti-Blackpill

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The Scientific Anti-Blackpill is about debunking the blackpill. Science already debunks the blackpill, we don't need to make anything new, but we link to the relevant studies that do the debunking. The scientific anti-blackpill is also anti-bluepill and rejects the pill dichotomy.


Nice guys have better relationships[edit]

In the most comprehensive study to date, researchers associated with Michigan State University’s Close Relationships Lab found that dating apps fail with compatibility because they try to focus on qualities other than being nice.

William J. Chopik and Richard E. Lucas studied many dimensions of personality traits within relationships. They found that having a partner who is nice resulted in greater relationship satisfaction. However, having a partner that is not nice or neurotic resulted in lower relationship satisfaction.


  • William C, Richard L. Actor, partner, and similarity effects of personality on global and experienced well-being

Personality matters for reproduction, stable extroverts have more children[edit]

Dr Whyte gathered data from the online Australian Sex Survey of 2016 to determine who has sex and who doesn’t. Turns out, staying in your basement finding cherry picked studies about how looks matter does not correlate to mating success. Dr Whyte found that instead, agreeableness and extroversion is more correlated with sexual success than introversion and combativeness.

For both men and women, extraversion equated to greater sexual frequency.


  • Whyte S, Brooks R, Chan H, Torgler B. 2019. Do certain personality traits provide a mating market competitive advantage? Sex, offspring & the big 5

Optimists have much longer, more satisfying relationships than pessimists[edit]

Many in the manosphere adopt a position that being negative makes one see the world more clearly, but in reality they are mostly sabatoging themselves. A peer-reviewed study by Sanjay Srivastava PHD, Kelly M. McGonigal, Jane M. Richards, and Emily A. Butler found that pessimists fare very poorly in relationship satisfaction and duration as compared to their optimistic counterparts.

The researchers hypothesized this was true because optimists tend to view conflict in a relationship or hardships in their life as a temporary affair rather than a law of nature, letting them overcome their obstacles more quickly and not make a situation worse for themselves or others.

Optimists and their partners both experienced greater overall relationship satisfaction, optimists and their partners saw themselves and each other as engaging more positively in the conflict and as reaching a better resolution. [We also] found that the relationships of male optimists lasted longer than the relationships of male pessimists.


  • Srivastava S, McGonigal K, Richards J, Butler E. 2020. Optimism in Close Relationships: How Seeing Things in a Positive Light Makes Them So


The sexual revolution caused women to marry more within their social class[edit]

Proponents often justify a bunk theory that the sexual revolution caused incels by stating the sexual revolution has caused women to marry above their social class more than before the sexual revolution. This is probably false.

For example, according to a study by the Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor, since the 1960s, people have generally married more, not less, within their class.

This does not mean women aren't hypergamous, it also does not mean that hypergamy doesn't cause inceldom, but it does mean that the sexual revolution contributed less to hypergamy than blackpillers think. It is likely hypergamy was always a problem for incels, and the sexual revolution is not to blame for hypergamy existing. It is possible that the sexual revolution increased inceldom for those over 30 due to women marrying less, however women choose not to marry for reasons other than pool of available men. The onus is on blackpillers to prove that the sexual revolution increased female hypergamy, due to the burden of proof.




Most of the time women prefer average, not super manly faces[edit]

Researchers Penton-Voak Ph.D. and Perrett Ph.D. conducted a study in which they manipulated computer generated composite faces of men and showed them to women. They adjusted for sexual dimorphism, creating faces with big defined jaws, and ones with more feminine jaws. Turned out the ones that were most attractive to women were not the most manly to women not ovulating.

The researchers found that when women were not ovulating, they preferred average male faces. And given your average and admirable local slut is on birth control, that means that she too will prefer men with average faces, not super masculine faces.


  • Penton-Voak I.S. Ph.D., Perrett D.I Ph.D. Female preference for male faces changes cyclically: Further evidence


Working out increases your chances of being very successful with women by 2x[edit]

Many blackpillers state that only face matters and that gymcels are coping. This is false. For example, according to a study by UCLA, men who are muscular are 2x more successful than non-muscular men in having more than 3 sexual partners in their lifetime.

Muscular men reported more lifetime sex partners, more short-term sex partners, and more affairs with mated women at significant or marginally significant levels.



  • David A. Frederick, Martie G. Haselton Why Is Muscularity Sexy? Tests of the Fitness Indicator Hypothesis


Men are generally more lookist than women when evaluating potential long term partners[edit]

It is a common trope on incel forums to insinuate that women are lookist beyond how lookist men are. This is probably false. For example, a study by Pamela C. Regan and Ellen Berscheid of 70 men and women, rating 23 characteristics in sexual and marital desirability found that men cared more about the looks of a potential marriage partner. In other words, women cared less about looks than men did as far as long-term relationships go.

As predicted, men more than women preferred a physically attractive marriage partner
—Regan, P. C., & Berscheid, E. (1997)


  • Regan, P. C., & Berscheid, E. (1997) Gender differences in characteristics desired in a potential sexual and marriage partner. Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality, 9(1), 25-37.

Wife sharing[edit]

Wife-sharers are more happy with their marriage than the general married population[edit]

Bergstrand & Williams (2001) did an extensive study of swingers for the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. In their study of thousands of swingers, they found that marriages that could be characterized as “open marriages”, were more satisfied marriages than the general population.

In their study Bergstrand & Williams found that 78.5% of swingers reported being very happy with their relationship, while only 64% of the general married population said the same.

Also, 62.6% of swingers swingers reported that swinging improved their relationship, and only 1.7% reported being less happy.

Swinging tends to improve the perceived quality of the couples' marriages regardless of how satisfying it was before swinging
—Bergstrand & Williams

The swinging respondents who showed this big increase in happiness were primarily male, meaning swinging is not anti-male.


  • Bergstrand, C., & Williams, J. B. (2000, October 10). Today's alternative marriage styles: The case of swingers. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality
    Full study
  • Susan B. Pugliese (2019), It and Them: Self-Esteem in Swing Lifestyle and Swingers. Department of Social Sciences of Kaiser University
    Full study

Wife-sharers are more self-satisfied than the general population[edit]

Many memes in the incelosphere portray a male wife-sharer as weak, effeminate, and not confident. Science differs on the subject. For example a large study published in The Social Science Journal found that wife-sharers actually have higher self-esteem than non-wife-sharers. They also mentioned the broader scientific literature.

Utilizing the Rosenburg self-esteem scale, the self-esteem of swingers was quantified and compared to the general sample. Consistent with qualitative research on the phenomenon, swingers do appear to have high self-esteem.


  • Amanda R., Marissa H. Swinging high or low? Measuring self-esteem in swingers


The vast majority of extremely slutty women are happy[edit]

It is a common blackpill statement that female sluts are mostly miserable. (for example here and here, or they use mostly uncited memes like here)

This is false.

The best data on female promiscuity and happiness comes from General Social Survey (GSS) data interpreted by the Institute for Family Studies. In their analysis of GSS data, 84% of the most promiscuous 5% of women polled were happy. Even though there is a 5% greater prevalence of unhappy individuals who are extremely promiscuous than the rest of women, the vast majority of the most extremely promiscuous women are happy.


  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger Promiscuous America: Smart, Secular, and Somewhat Less Happy
    [GSS data analysis]


Having children makes women slightly more unhappy[edit]

Most self-described incels polled want kids. And so it is a common blackpill talking point that “childless women are unhappy” and thus driven to antidepressants, i.e. here and here.

Again, we can look to General Social Survey data (GSS), to find out if this is true. And it’s not.

For women, having kids is associated with a 3 or 4 percentage point decline in happiness that’s marginally significant (p < .10).
—Nicholas H. Wolfinger


  • Nicholas H. Wolfinger Does Having Children Make People Happier in the Long Run?
    [GSS data analysis]


Getting bullied makes people left-wing, not right-wing[edit]

A lot of the media likes to characterize the bullied as all Adam Lanzas or Richard Spencers, or, a bunch of racist alt-righters and libertarians. A lot of blackpill forums feed off this caricature by adopting a bunch of right-wing avatars while complaining about bullying. But, this is a bit far from reality. The opposite is, in fact, the case. Being bullied makes people more left-wing, and not right-wing. According to a study by Atsushi Yamagishi from the peer-reviewed Economics of Education Review, people who are bullied are up to 7% more likely to support government measures to redistribute resources to the needy

Being bullied at school has a strong positive association with support for redistribution in adulthood. [...] I estimate that the bullied are 5–7 percentage points more likely to support redistribution
—Atsushi Yamagishi


  • Nicholas W. (2020) School bullying is positively associated with support for redistribution in adulthood. Economics of Education Review

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