Can We Guess if You're Monogamous?
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz
In the Western world, we take monogamy for granted. For us, it is the "norm" when it comes to relationships. Two people together as a committed couple. Some folks are happy to have open relationships where they can go out and enjoy their time with others and some engage in fully polyamorous relationships where there are more than two people included. But by and large, we tend to stick to that "one plus one" monogamy thing. But is it normal?
A man named George Murdock studied relationships in 1,231 different societies and discovered that monogamy was the standard in only 186. Over 1,000 of those societies would sometimes or very often allow for men to have multiple wives and there were also a handful where it was the norm for women to have multiple husbands. There are also societies that fully accept and integrate gender as a spectrum, where partnership is between individuals or groups with less regard to gender than American society.
Of course, what happens overseas doesn't mean much to you when you're caught cheating ... so the question is, are you monogamous? Think we can figure out if you are or not? Take our quiz and see!
How many friends do you have that you consider sexually attractive?
I have attractive friends but I don't look at them sexually.
I have a few hot friends.
My partner and I have some very sexy friends.
Would you ever go out for dinner with an ex?
Maybe, if the opportunity arose.
Exes are exes for a reason.
Do you let your partner use your cell phone?
They have their own phone.
That's probably OK. Usually.
Have you ever sent dirty pictures to someone on your phone?
Have you ever had a threesome?
Do you follow anyone on social media just because you think they're hot?
Just for that reason? No.
I follow some hot people online, sure.
Do you know if there are any swingers clubs in the town you live in?
Never heard of anything like that.
I know where some stuff is.
If you're out and someone flirts with you, do you flirt back?
Maybe. A little harmless flirting is OK.
Suppose a server at a restaurant gave you their phone number. What would you do with it?
Tell them I was already in a relationship.
Find out what my partner thinks and maybe give them a call if I liked them.
Do you ever watch dirty videos online without your partner knowing about it?
We usually watch together.
How often do you lie to your partner?
We're pretty honest with each other, I'd say.
Everyone does sometimes, right?
Have you ever checked out someone so openly that your partner caught you?
Yeah, that's happened before.
Yeah, but then we both enjoyed a look.
I don't think I was ever caught.
Hypothetically speaking, if it were possible for you to sleep with your celebrity crush and no one in the world would ever find out, would you do it?
I'd be tempted but I don't think I could.
No one would know? Then yeah.
How would you react if you found out your partner was cheating?
Why, what have you heard?
I guess I'd want to know why I wasn't included.
How important is sex to a good relationship?
It's important but not the most important thing.
A good sex life is a cornerstone of a good relationship.
I think it's a pretty big deal.
Have you ever had a one night stand in the past?
Have you and your partner ever gone on a break where you were free to see other people?
We've broken up before, yeah.
If your partner asked you if they could have a physical relationship with another person, what would you say?
I can't imagine them ever doing that.
Of course! It's all about honesty.
Is it something I could do too?
If your partner wasn't able to perform sexually any longer for health reasons, what would you do?
I'd stay with them, of course.
There are other ways we could have fun.
I might have to look elsewhere.
Are you an honest person in general? Feel free to be honest with your answer.
I'm incredibly honest, I'd say.
How long do you wait before you sleep with someone you're in a relationship with?
We have to go on a few dates at least.
Sometimes that's how I start a relationship.
A little while after getting to know each other.
Have you ever used a dating app like Tinder?
I've used a few different ones.
Yeah, we have profiles on a few websites.
How often do you spend the night out partying?
We like to go out every few months or so.
Do you share your innermost feelings with your partner?
Do you want to get married and spend your life with one person?
Married doesn't always mean just one person, though.
Have you ever had a friends with benefits relationship?
I've had a few in my life.
Are you more concerned with your partner being satisfied or being satisfied yourself?
My partner's needs come first.
If I'm being honest, I want to make sure my own needs are met.
I like to satisfy my partner but I need to make sure it happens for me, too.
Is kissing another person cheating on your partner?
Depends on the emotion behind the kiss.
If they don't know about it, probably.
Do you think it's possible to be in love with more than one person in a romantic way at the same time?
Definitely. Humans have a great capacity for love.
How does the idea of being in an open relationship make you feel?
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