A subreddit dedicated to dissecting and discussing human social and sexual behavior.
Why does this exist?
Preconscious biases and preferences towards an array of traits often mediate inter-group social conflict, intra-group low-status of an individual among peers, and access to mating opportunities. These biases thus frequently structure the interpersonal experiences for a given individual. It is popularly claimed that some of the more immutable traits, such as facial physical attractiveness, height and visually discernible race/ethnicity, play a comparatively minor role in animating social and sexual exclusion. The purpose of this subreddit is to bring this claim's veracity under methodical scrutiny.
Peer-reviewed science is the primary aim of this subreddit. Articles of greatest interest to this sub are those which help clarify the role of lookism (i.e., the sum biases towards one's physical appearance) in explaining and predicting various sexual and social outcomes. Non-peer reviewed articles, questions or general discussion topics may be better suited for r/AskBlackPillScience.
Links to published peer-reviewed research preferred
No summaries of summaries, re-hosted press releases, or reposts
No sensationalized or misleading titles
No Low-Quality evidence. Anecdotal personal testimonials and similarly low effort/low quality limited observations, dubious speculation or questionable scholarship may be subject to removal at moderator's discretion.
Blackpill Theory of Sexual Attraction: the idea that mate preferences in WEIRD societies are primarily guided by lookism, tribalism and, for heterosexual women, heightism. This is generally paired with the recognition that, for some individuals, the relationship between the amount of goal-directed effort expended in order to attract and court preferred mates (either by oft-touted self-help methods or by "one weird trick" courtship techniques) and one's success rate may be so poorly correlated that, for these individuals, such narrowly targeted effort is naive at best.