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What is the difference between social monogamy and genetic monogamy?
Last Updated: 23rd June, 2020
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Also, what is genetic monogamy?
Genetic monogamy is when genes, not social and behavioral norms, dictate the practice of monogamy. Dr. Emlan, an expert from Cornell University on evolution, believes that only two species are genetically monogamous: the marmoset and the tamarin.
Additionally, is monogamy a social construct? social monogamy refers to two partners living together, having sex with each other, and cooperating in acquiring basic resources such as shelter, food and money. sexual monogamy refers to two partners remaining sexually exclusive with each other and having no outside sex partners.
Similarly, you may ask, what is the difference between monogamy and serial monogamy?
The main difference is that a serial monogamist always wants to be in a relationship. If someone breaks up with you, do you go insane until you can be in another relationship again?
What causes monogamy?
In humans, Schacht and Bell (2016) found that mate guarding rather than paternal care leads to monogamy, as monogamy allows males to maintain high paternity. They instead suggested that monogamy is caused by low female density and the inability of males to defend multiple females.