What alpha females should be looking for in a partner

If you're an alpha female who happens to be looking for love, you've probably heard it all. You're emasculating. You're aggressive. You've even been accused of going against traditional gender roles (like there is anything wrong with that?) and acting like a man. But if you've been hearing these criticisms from men (like some of us probably have), you may be fishing in the wrong pond.

Online dating site eHarmony says there is a view that supports the idea that alpha females can only be with alpha males, which it considers a misconception because in that instance, both partners tend to compete for dominance and power in a relationship. It suggests that a beta male might be more suited to take a supporting role to the alpha female, because he would be the type that allows her to lead while providing her with a sense of security at the same time.

But in all likelihood, Elite Daily says as an alpha female, you're likely to get bored with a beta male (eHarmony even thinks you're most likely to scare off any beta male who might think of coming courting). Instead, the site suggests you may benefit from the company of a man who is charismatic himself, unmoved or unintimidated by your success, and self-confident enough so he doesn't allow you to walk all over him. Elite Daily calls these men "Type Z."

A Type Z male is on the same wavelength as the alpha female

Whatever his career or life goals might be, a Type Z male is in sync with the alpha female. He is the man who is moving at the same speed as you are, and while he knows what he wants to achieve, he also respects your goals and will neither push nor belittle you as a result. 

Because he is on the same wavelength as you, a Type Z male knows how to make you laugh. He knows how to deal with your bad moods, he'll let you know when you've crossed a line, and if he happens to have hurt you in any way, he won't be too proud to apologize.

A Type Z male lets the alpha female live her best life

Don't think a Type Z male will sit around and wait for you. He's happy for you both to do your own thing. He doesn't get jealous of the relationships you build outside, because he knows at the end of the day you are both what the other needs and wants, and he's the one you go home to.

He may be more subdued than you are, but a Type Z male is just as strong as an alpha female, and can push you to become the best version of the person you are meant to be. He's not bothered about being in the background for you, but his dreams are as big as yours, and you're both able to achieve your respective dreams because you support each other in your own individual ways.