Re: Coolidge Effect/Allowing a Mistress
I completely disagree with those that say humans aren't hard-wired to pair bond. If monogamy wasn't a positive survival characteristic, it would never have been invented or become the main type of human relationship that it is. Humans aren't apes or herd animals. We separated from the actions of our primate relatives many 100,000' s of years ago. Human pair-bonding predates religion, so it stands to reason that there are very good reasons for it. Infant care, genetic diversity, to name a couple. The proof of the efficiency of human pair-bonding is that we are the most diverse and most numerous single species of mammal on earth.