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Why do humans keep trying (and failing) at monogamy? Here’s what science and history says

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“According to the dating app Feeld, there has been a dramatic surge of interest in couples opening up their relationships and exploring non-monogamy. Since the last lockdown was lifted, the app has seen close to a 400 per cent increase among women keyword searching for “ethical non-monogamy” and “polyamory” – a whopping 500 per cent more than this time last year. Given the obvious interest in non-monogamy, you have to wonder, when did monogamy become the norm? Are we even supposed to be monogamous?”