Feminists, conservative guys are the most willing to take it on the chin for you. I suppose this reveals a deep chauvinism on their part for being unwilling to treat you as an equal, so audaciously putting your well-being before their own. They're probably more likely to hold the door open for you and pay for your dinner on the first date, too. Oh the patriarchy!
The question has only been posed once, in 2004, which is unfortunate since it serves as a good indicator of what side of the putative alpha-beta dichotomy a respondent finds himself on*. Being openly willing to suffer for a lover is clearly the mark of a hapless beta. If you're engaged in pumping-and-dumping, the girl is in the process of suffering for your pleasure even as the GSS question is being considered. Your answer is obvious.
However, that hapless beta is having more sex (albeit with fewer people)--sustaining a long-term relationship and getting married helps here--and leaving more children than the self-valuing alpha who looks out for number one. The frequency of sex** (N = 347), median number of partners since age 18 (N = 337), and number of children sired (N = 476) among men 30 and older, by whether or not they strongly agreed that they would prefer self-suffering to the suffering of a lover:
|Women since 18||6||5|
In The Mating Mind, evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller shows kindness to be the most universally desired attribute in a prospective partner. Roissy argues that women are delusional in claiming as much and that self-confidence is what they really get wet over. For a certain subset of promiscuous clubbers, this is probably the case. The data presented above, however, suggest that in general women in fact do have a reasonably good sense of what they want in a man.
So are conservative men more beta than liberal men are? By game metrics, probably so (they are more evolutionarily successful, after all), although I would not stretch this to the point of suggesting that conservative guys are less likely to be leaders of other men. Based on personal experience I'd say that, if anything, when it comes to being the AMOG conservative men are overrepresented.
Parenthetically, both kindness and self-confidence are desirable. The question instead is one of primacy (though those of a mind similar to Roissy's might argue that kindness is actually detrimental to one's prospects for fornication). I am, though, operating under the inherent biases of the "football coach" type alpha I am.
GSS variables used: AGAPE1(1)(2-5), SEX(1), POLVIEWS(1-3)(4)(5-7), NUMWOMEN, CHILDS, SEXFREQ, AGE(30-89)
* As 69.3% of male respondents express strong agreement with the statement, I elected to amalgamate all other responses, from "somewhat agree" to "disagree strongly", in the alpha category. A 70/30 split, or about 5 betas for every 2 alphas, seems pretty reasonable for an estimate of the male population at large.
** Responses are by range for sexual activity over the past 12 months, from no sex at all on the low end (corresponding to a 0), to 4+ times per week on the high end (corresponding to a 6).