As the title states, this is my most controversial topic yet so I’m just going to get right into it. No stories and no in-your-endos. Except for that one. 

As humans are we meant to be monogamous?

It’s a conversation I’ve had with others before and a question I still don’t know the answer to. The topic reignited while i was watching a tv show yesterday and the concept of open relationships got brought up. 

In fact, in very early human societies, we weren’t monogamous so it’s not a biological thing but rather a social/cultural thing that we have come to adapt as humans over the last 1,000 years.

According to scientists, only 3-5% of the mammal species are monogamous, and that doesn’t include humans.

Animals that are 100% socially and sexually monogamous:

  • Owl monkeys
  • Black vultures
  • Snow Owls
  • Beavers

This isn’t me saying I want to be in a poly relationship cuz I don’t. I know me and me would not be cool with it. However, as a single 33-year-old female I start to question the idea of marriage and the idea of being with one person for the rest of my life. 

How do I know I won’t get bored? How do I know I won’t miss the single life? In a world of almost 8 billion people, how do you know you’ve chosen *the one?*

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