Aesthetics Wiki

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Incels (a portmanteau of "involuntary celibates") are members of an online subculture who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one, a state they describe as inceldom. Many incels will blame a variety of issues on why they became incels, be it physical (they feel like they are too ugly) or societal (they feel like women don't want men like them and only want the conventionally attractive men), but the irony is that most incels aren't physically unpleasant. It is actually their often unpleasant personalities that make them so off-putting to people and if they were to work on that toxic aspect of themselves and adjust their expectations of a romantic partner to something more reasonable, they probably wouldn't be incels anymore.

As a note: there is nothing shameful about lacking romantic experience, and people who struggle with severe loneliness deserve mental health care as much as anyone else. The problem with the incel subculture is that they sometimes respond to these challenges by espousing a misogynistic ideology.


Incel fashion is generally rather nondescript; jeans, T-shirts, sneakers of some sort, and many wear glasses of some sort, and many will also wear a fedora. There is definitely some similarity with Normcore fashion, though a lot of Incels will wear a lot of black clothing.


Incelcore music typically borrows a lot from garage rock or punk music, but the lyrics can be social commentary on the state of the world from the point of the view of the Incel, self-hate, or just being edgy for the sake of being edgy.

Notable artists

Spotify playlists