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Do we have the capacity to mate with people outside of our primary partnership, because at heart we are just animals? Do we have the capacity to make higher functioning decisions because our brains have evolved since the time we lived in caves? In a recent study, Rafael Wlodarski and his team of researchers at Oxford University looked at the rate of infidelity by the length of ring fingers compared to the index fingers of respondents, and they found a slightly higher number, with 62 percent of men and 50 percent of women being prone to infidelity (compared to 57 percent of men and 47 percent of women with shorter ring ringers).They said that the length of one’s ring finger indicates the level of the hormone testosterone that the developing fetus is exposed to in the womb.We live in a culture where almost 50 percent of married people get divorced.Many of these marriages, perhaps as many as one third, end because of infidelity.Perhaps as a response to the steady divorce rate, today we have a new generation of open marriages, and what is defined as polyamory, (“poly” meaning “many” and “amory” meaning “love”) where couples choose to define their own structural forms of monogamy, which I call the “new monogamy.”Some couples are choosing what we traditionally refer to as an “open relationship,” where sexual fidelity is not what keeps the relationship monogamous, but the emotional connection defines the monogamy.
These open relationships seem to comprise about 4-5% of the general heterosexual population.There are, however, no studies that truly prove that we as mammals are naturally monogamous or non-monogamous.We can look at our history as primates either way to justify our behavior.These couples report greater relationship satisfaction than more traditional couples.They have less jealousy, and more exciting and satisfying sex lives.The hope for married partners is that we share that desire and that love until death, although for over half of us, love wilts on the vine before we are anywhere near death or even old age.