Posted on by Relampago Furioso 13 comments Men often show irrational love for women, but can a woman truly love a man? The idea of love is tossed around in our society as if it is inevitable that we will someday fall in love and stay in love our entire lives. Traditionally, it has been considered a very fickle emotion. To answer the question if a woman can love a man, it helps to look at the history of marriage, which is today considered the ultimate act of love. But the Western idea of falling in love in order to get married and have a family is a recent one. In the past, marriages were more about financial arrangements between families than ideas of love.
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Forms of hypergamy have been practiced throughout history, including in the Indian subcontinent , imperial China , ancient Greece , the Ottoman Empire , and feudal Europe. Today most people marry their approximate social equals, and in much of the world hypergamy has decreased; for example, it is becoming less common for women to marry older men, although hypergamy does not require the man to be older, only of higher status. Mating preferences[ edit ] Studies of heterosexual mate selection in dozens of countries around the world have found men and women report prioritizing different traits when it comes to choosing a mate, with men tending to prefer women who are young and attractive and women tending to prefer men who are rich, well-educated, ambitious, and attractive. Some research supports that theory,  including a analysis of a survey of 8, people in 37 countries, which found that the more gender-equal a country, the likelier male and female respondents were to report seeking the same qualities as each other rather than different ones. Eighty-five percent of the women indicated that "As my status increases, my pool of acceptable partners decreases. Marriage reduces the overall genetic quality of her offspring by precluding the possibility of impregnation by a genetically higher quality male, albeit without his parental investment.
'I'm polyamorous, why should I limit my love?'
Generally, there are four overlapping definitions. Murdock, of 1, societies from around the world noted, were monogamous; had occasional polygyny; had more frequent polygyny; and 4 had polyandry. This can be interpreted as a form of plural mating, as are those societies dominated by female-headed families in the Caribbean , Mauritius and Brazil where there is frequent rotation of unmarried partners. The Standard Cross-Cultural Sample describes the amount of extramarital sex by men and women in over 50 pre-industrial cultures.
By Gretchen Livingston Age Remarriage is on the rise for Americans ages 55 and older, even as younger generations who have taken the plunge once are becoming less likely to have remarried. What has not changed is that older adults remain more likely to have remarried than their younger counterparts. Remarriage generally becomes more common with age—not surprising, given that it takes some time to enter into one marriage, exit that marriage and then enter into a subsequent one. But the likelihood of having remarried has dropped sharply for those younger than