A girl in my college class tells a desperate neckbeard that she doesn't see him as a male, all the while trying to flirt with me and get my attention.
This post was inspired by a comment from /u/StoicCrane:
"To women Betas are just deformed chicks with dicks. No one wants to smash someone with a deformity much less than women. It's biological."
Setting: this was in a math class in college about 8 years ago. Decently attractive girls are rare in math and engineering classes, and any female human who looks better than a gorilla is flooded with attention.
"D": The girl was an HB6 at best (nice rack and beautiful eyes, but crooked teeth and mild crater face). "Gamer girl".
"NB1": archetypical neckbeard - pale, skinny, wore a black trenchcoat and fedora, heavily into video gaming and anime.
"NB2": reasonably fit nerdy Mexican guy, a little on the short side. Cringeworthy wannabe alpha who was always trying to one-up everyone he met in a "iamverysmart" manner
Me: purple-pilled at best, 6'0 and average build, average attractiveness.
NB1 and NB2 spent the better part of the semester trying to get into D's pants in classic "nice guy" fashion. They'd talk about video games and movies, the guys would try to flirt with her, and she'd subtly but firmly deflect it. She loved the fact that they worshipped her, of course. D was used to getting rabid attention from nerdy guys, so it must have been a bit of a shock when I totally ignored her (I was in a LTR with a much more attractive girl at the time and was determined to stay faithful). NB1 and NB2 always worked with her on group projects and outdid themselves to help her in any way. I was one of the top students in the class and helped them whenever they had trouble with the classwork, but was never part of their group. Eventually, like all women, D got bored of the orbiters and turned her attention to the guy who she couldn't have. Always trying to start conversations, join me for group work, etc. I was polite but businesslike, since I knew the game she was playing and didn't feel like participating. This frustrated her and the boys, who tried even harder to win her over (which made her resent them even more).
Eventually, D became much more overt about her intentions. In front of NB1 and NB2, she'd compliment me on random stuff, even commenting that I was good-looking (in front of the guys who were gunning for her attention). NB1, the skinny trenchoat/fedora guy, eventually cracked.
NB1: "Why don't you talk to me that way?"
D: "I don't see you as a man."
NB1(obviously hurt but trying to play it off): "Well great, now I feel emasculated. You just totally emasculated me. What do you mean?"
D: "I honestly can't imagine you having a penis. I can't think of you in a sexual way."
NB1 was crushed and didn't really talk to me after that. NB2 tried his best after that to one-up me in everything, but I never took the bait and mostly just ignored the three of them. I had a pretty active social life outside of school and didn't need the drama.
Women don't see orbiters as sexual beings. A beta orbiter is forever doomed to be an asexual emotional tampon in the eyes of his beloved. That's why it's "creepy" when an orbiter pushes for a sexual relationship. It's like finding out your brother has a crush on you. Funny thing is, NB2 (the Mexican guy) was objectively more attractive than me, but my aloofness trumped that and made me the "forbidden fruit".