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Are More Men or Women Serial Monogamists?

Do You Know More Male or Female Serial Monogamists?

My friend has a dilemma with a new boyfriend: he wants to spend more time together while she could do with less. She's thrilled to be in a relationship with him, but she's spent more of her life single than coupled. He's spent most of his life in a relationship and — I'll just say it — sounds like a serial monogamist.

I've had the same problem. Regardless of how much I like a person, I could do with two or three nights a week together. I savor my nights off, but I am no less excited to see him again. In fact, only more!

Men have a reputation for wanting freedom, yet I know more men who want security and women who want space. What about you?

sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I agree that clinginess is not the same as serial monogamy. The latter, in my opinion, comes from insecurity and fear of being alone, not the need of real security. From the people I know, men tend to excel at it, since many of them can't leave a girlfriend until they're sure they can score the next one. It's true for some women as well, though.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
Good call CiaoBella01, I was thinking the same thing!!! I know men AND women who tend to cling on to their partners, wanting to be with them 24/7. And then I have some friends (again men AND women) who seem to go from one long term relationship to another. Two different things, I think.
CiaoBella01 CiaoBella01 7 years
isn't serial monogamists people who go from one long relationship to another? i don't think that has anything to do with how clingy that people is. i have friends who go from one relationship to another but their relationships are always 2+ years at a time. however, they're not clingy.. they have a good balance of being with their loved ones and friends and family. i think most people are getting the term confused with clingy.
laoff laoff 7 years
I think it's equal. However, I went out with a guy that was just so clingy. He had just ended a relationship and started asking me out. I was like "ok," but did I regret it! He wouldn't stop texting me or calling or asking to see me. It was annoying. Eventually, I dumped him. Two weeks later he was completely in love with a steady girlfriend. Psshh.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
About equal as a matter of fact
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Both equally, more or less.
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
My best guy friend is a total serial monogamist. He gets sooo wrapped up in a new gf and often overwhelms any new girl he meets or ends up dating. I've tried to coach him in the world of girls, but alas he will learn on his own.
janneth janneth 7 years
Don't you think it is easier for a man to get in a relationship if he wants to?
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
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