Love is about sacrifice. That sacrifice may entail many a thing, from giving up personal space to, you know, giving up all your side people. When you love someone, you’ll find that it’s easy to be with them and them alone; otherwise, maybe you have to do a little more introspection into your relationship and yourself.
For those who need a little more science behind this argument, here you go—creatures that are socially monogamous are more adept at caring for their young and defending their territory, while some evidence hints how monogamy is actually coded into our genes. Seriously, just look at these monogamous animals—talk about relationship goals.
Monogamy is a myth. People aren’t supposed to be shackled to just one person—they’re supposed to dip their toes into as many different honeypots as they can. That whole “one and only one” spiel is a passé norm that traps the soul more than it frees it. Name one couple you know in real life that are truly monogamous to each other—go on then, take your time.
Scientifically speaking, sociologists and sex specialists have found that those in polygamous relationships are more open to talking about their problems and less prone to jealous tendencies. Imagine not caring every time your significant other like someone else’s Instagram photo? What a world that’d be.