The form and extent of these consequences are often dependent on the gender of the unfaithful person.
Frequencies as high as 30% are sometimes assumed in the media, but research Such studies show that covert illegitimacy is in fact less than 10% among the sampled African populations, less than 5% among the sampled Native American and Polynesian populations, less than 2% of the sampled Middle Eastern population, and generally 1–2% among European samples.Strategic pluralism is a theory that focuses on how environmental factors influence mating strategies.According to this theory, an area has a high sex ratio when there is a higher number of marriage-aged women to marriage-aged men and an area has a low sex ratio when there is more marriage-aged men to marriage-aged women.In terms of infidelity, the theory states that when sex-ratios are high, men are more likely to be promiscuous and engage in sex outside of a committed relationship because the demand for men is higher and so this type of behaviour, which is desired by men, is more accepted.The second citation (Weeks) is both defined in text and pointed at using a footnote. Other scholars define infidelity as a violation according to the subjective feeling that one's partner has violated a set of rules or relationship norms; this violation results in feelings of sexual jealousy and rivalry.
In marital relationships, exclusivity expectations are commonly assumed although they are not always met.
I sunk deep into the soft cushions of a couch, letting the world just slip away, and letting out a small sigh. He said that they visit each other occasionally on weekends but he still missed her and thought about her all the time.
I told him that was very romantic and told him that I hoped it lasts.
According to this theory, when people live within environments that are demanding and stressful, the need for bi-parental care is greater for increasing the survival of offspring.
Correspondingly, monogamy and commitment are more commonplace.
Such covertly illegitimate children amount to about 1–2% of newborns in studied populations.