Til Death Do Us Part?
July 14, 2008 5:16 AM Subscribe
Are we a monogamous species?
posted by netbros to Human Relations (30 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
An estimated 90 percent of all bird species are monogamous. Many human cultures seem to have monogamy as a bonding goal. If you pick up a Sunday paper, you will always see announcements of 50th wedding anniversaries. Conversely, divorce rates have been going up, and many questions right here on AskMe talk about "playing the field." Is it human nature to want to find a single, life long partner? Or is that something religions would have you believe, and the science is more complex?