We hear the word monogamy come up often when we talk about relationships, but what does it really mean? The dictionary gives us a clinical definition: the practice or state of having a sexual relationship with only one partner. In practice, monogamy is much more rigid.
Key features of typical monogamous relationship:
- Dating one person
- Flirting with one person
- Having emotional intimacy with one partner
- Having physical encounters with one person
Did you know: 30% of people in “monogamous” relationships are unfaithful at least once? According to a study by Elitepartner in 2020 39% of women in their thirties have been unfaithful.