From Love-shy.com wiki: A wiki for the dating-challenged
Involuntary celibacy or incel describes a lack of success in dating, sex, and relationships for a period of six months or longer. Most noncel individuals are capabale of achieving success within a six-month time-frame, the key element which sets them apart from incels.
More important than the exact number of months, however, is whether long periods of celibacy are a recurring pattern in an individual's D/S/R history. Many people go without D/S/R for six-month or longer stretches, but rarely experience such problems as a constantly recurring pattern.
- Hicel, incel arising in part due to high standards
- Nearcel, nearly incel
- Marcel, married incel
- Volcel, voluntarily celibate