Wow you sure are a pessimistic one, who hurt you?
@QueenTanya No one hurt me. It is that I understand the science that explains why that is true. And, not just for humans but for all birds and mammals including those that mate for life.
That perspective is quite interesting
@QueenTanya There is a natural selection advantage to marrying a guy that is dependable and a good provider. Then when ovulating have sneaky sex with a superior male to obtain the best genes for their egg. Women that did not cheat given a low risk opportunity are not our ancestors.Cuckoldry is the fate of males the animal kingdom over. In study after study of species after species, the idea that females are naturally devoted to their one and only mates has fallen to growing evidence that many of the world's supposedly monogamous females, including human females, are guilty of their share of indiscretions. Yet in spite of these findings, many biologists, especially male biologists, held out hope that some males might be immune to this kind of treatment by their mates -- particularly the exemplary, hard-working fathers. But research reported in the Proceedings of the Royal Society shatters that dream. Although the diminutive males do everything to care for the young of their raucous, beefy females, these males are cuckolded. Under some circumstances, the researchers found, males had a 74 percent chance of raising another male's offspring, a mistake in the evolutionary race to perpetuate one's own genes.
@QueenTanya “It's about as bad as it can be for these guys,” said Dr. Peter Wrege, a behavioral ecologist at Cornell University who wrote the paper with Dr. Stephen Emlen at Cornell and Dr. Mike Webster of the State University of New York at Buffalo. “A male stuck with doing all the parental care should have a very high certainty of paternity, but in fact, that's not the case.” Dr. Patricia Adair Gowaty, behavioral ecologist at the University of Georgia at Athens, who described herself as having made a cottage industry of writing about mating behavior from the female perspective, called it “absolutely fascinating,” “The females are really in the catbird seat,” Dr. Gowaty said. “They seem to be getting whatever they want.” In some species, males appear to keep track of such things as strange males lurking around the territory or the amount of time the female spends out of sight to assess the likelihood that the female is mating with another male. And when males sense trouble, they sometimes do not work quite so hard to feed the young, letting their cheating female pick up the slack. Females, meanwhile, appear to go to great lengths to keep any transgressions secret, sneaking copulations when their mate is not around and even soliciting copulations from other males in their mate's presence only to make a grand show of rejecting them.
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That's a lotta strikes buddy, you're just a toy by then
you wish your boyfriend would cheat or forgive you?
I was being sarcastic