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Factors Affecting Promiscuity

By , 14 June 2011

Factors Affecting Promiscuity

Check out these results which came out of a study called Variability of Human Mating Strategies. They basically correlate external events to promiscuity. I've highlighted the interesting stuff.

Increased Female Promiscuity Decreased Female Promiscuity
  • Increased social networking
  • Ex-partner pursuing
  • Ex-partner argument reconciliation
  • Lack of quality time together
  • Increase in male approaches
  • Cruel behaviour from males
  • Partner is away from home
  • Started a new relationship
  • Partner showing loving behaviour
  • Passionate experience with a new individual
  • Asked out on a date
  • Started trying for a baby
  • Feeling guilty about being approached
  • Rejection from a love interest
Factors Affecting Promiscuity


Increased Male Promiscuity Decreased Male Promiscuity
  • Passionate experience with a new individual
  • Frustrations with partner
  • Relationship ends or is ending
  • Asked to make too much of a
  • Questioning relationship satisfaction
  • An increase in status
  • Rejection from a love interest
  • Spent quality time with partner
  • Ashamed of own promiscuous behaviour
  • Discovered someone's feelings for you



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Factors Affecting Promiscuity

Roger Keays is an artist, an engineer, and a student of life. Since he left Australia in 2009, he has been living as a digital nomad in over 40 different countries around the world. Roger is addicted to surfing. His other interests are music, psychology, languages, and finding good food. Click here to subscribe to his weekly blog, or stalk him on Facebook and Twitter.

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