serial monogamy


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serial monogamy

n
the practice of having a number of long-term romantic or sexual partners in succession
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Noun1.serial monogamy - a succession of short monogamous relationships (as by someone who undergoes multiple divorces)
monogamousness, monogamy - having only one spouse at a time
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During the courtship period, a new trend can be called "serial monogamy" which involves one girlfriend (or boyfriend) at a time but with no qualms or guilt in changing partner.
Mary Louise then thrusts herself, groin first, into the 1960s sexual revolution, pioneering concepts such as friends with benefits and serial monogamy, while earning two college degrees in statistics.
"I think we've all been a victim of serial monogamy in some sense," says Flacks.
The limitations happen when customers exhibit serial monogamy or when there's a "winner take all" scenario; for example, when it comes to grocery shopping, a customer might shop at one store for certain things and another for others, but when the customer is buying a car, he buys one car from one brand--that's winner take all.
The 2007 article, 'Moving Households: Geographical Mobility and Serial Monogamy in England, 1350-1500', emanated from a subsequent project, 'Fragmented Families and Household Strategies' (with Susan Broomhall, Pamela Sharpe, and others).
He is fluent in six languages, including French, which used to be requisite knowledge for educated Jews in Turkey; Ladino, a form of Judeo-Spanish; and most recently, Russian, to cater to one or two of his "girlfriends prolongees," as lawyer and Jewish Museum of Turkey curator Naim Avigdor Guleryuz describes his old friend's attractive younger partners in serial monogamy. When asked how he learned so many languages, Gerez casually responded in French, "Autodictat."
Busby Berkeley's choreography in the "Young and Healthy" sequence of the film 42nd Street was a celebration of sexuality, suggesting that romantic partners in America were becoming interchangeable parts, almost like rides on the merry-go-round; this interpretation is reiterated through the tunnel of love that is actually a tunnel of legs, and anticipates the form of serial monogamy that became commonplace in postmodern American culture.
Serial monogamy is perhaps the most common type of marriage known in much of the world today.
They can be contrasted with serial monogamy, when an individual has a sexual relationship with only one partner, with no overlap in time with subsequent partners.
Despite the fact that monogamy is one of the most fragile systems, many people can't accept polygamy -- however, serial monogamy might be an option many would be ready to consider.
But humans, conditioned by the notion of serial monogamy, can be so wrong.
Roberts states these behaviors as unprotected sex, multiple sex partners and serial monogamy.