pair bond


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pair bond

n.
The temporary or permanent association formed between two animals during courtship and mating.

pair′-bond′ v.
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pair bond

n
(Zoology) the exclusive relationship formed between a male and a female, esp in some species of animals and birds during courtship and breeding
pair bonding n
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The pair bond and Makena finds herself able to love and be loved again and slowly she begins to make a new life.
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A female will respond to the courting male in at least three different ways: (1) she may fly away, in which case a pursuit occurs; (2) she may ignore the male and continue feeding or preening; or (3) she may permit copulation and formation of the pair bond.
The pair bond as they practise the controlled crying technique and are clearly enjoying doting on Oliver.
The pair bond over their rubbish relationship situations and make a pact that if they're both still single at 30 they'll marry each other.
Even among our closest relatives, the primates, only a quarter of the species form pair bonds. Moreover, the very fragility of the pair bond in human beings suggests that it is a behaviour we only adopted fairly recently in our evolutionary history.
They begin by defining the "standard narrative of human sexual evolution" which is roughly: boy meets girl, they evaluate each other's mate value based on their differing reproductive agendas (youth and fertility is his measure, wealth and status for her), they mate and form a long-term pair bond. She watches for any sign he might leave her (intimacy with other women) and he watches for any sign of sexual infidelity (lack of paternity certainty).
How to find them, much less create a pair bond from shy creatures who