Are multiple partners a good idea in a relationship? Is having many wives harmful to a family? Why do men constantly like looking at the menu, while women care more about what’s on the dinner table? Are there benefits to polygamous partnerships?
Pros and cons
I am happily married and have no desire to collect more
Pokémons wives. One woman in my life is more than enough.
But what intrigues me is the high divorce rate. What’s going on and why do so many people fall out of love? Would divorce rates drop if men had more wives?
I’m guessing that the reason behind most people – in my circles, at least – ending up defaulting to monogamous scenarios is because it’s more efficient in terms of love and commitment. It’s easier to invest oneself into a single mate with shared values and interests, than into numerous mates with a greater variety of differences.
Monogamy is optimal.
Plus, there’s the jealousy thing.
Mark McDonald returned to my podcast (after his excellent conversations surrounding traditional families and masculinity) to share his thoughts on monogamy, polygamy and why men are dogs.