But, you know — is this actually dramatically changing love?
What about the late 1940s, when the automobile became very popular and we suddenly had rolling bedrooms? I'm Chief Scientific Advisor to Match.com, I've been it for 11 years.
It's very common around the world, but we are built to love. But they lie way below the cortex, way below the limbic system where we feel our emotions, generate our emotions.
They lie in the most primitive parts of the brain, linked with energy, focus, craving, motivation, wanting and drive.
They evolved over 4.4 million years ago among our first ancestors, and they're not going to change if you swipe left or right on Tinder." And there was this long pause, and I thought to myself, "Is he going to say five? But in the vast majority of these cultures, only about five or ten percent of men actually do have several wives. In fact, co-wives can fight with each other, sometimes they can even poison each other's children.And you've got to have a lot of cows, a lot of goats, a lot of money, a lot of land, in order to build a harem. Ninety-seven percent of mammals do not pair up to rear their young; human beings do.I was recently traveling in the Highlands of New Guinea, and I was talking with a man who had three wives.I asked him, "How many wives would you like to have? " And he leaned towards me and he whispered, "None." Eighty-six percent of human societies permit a man to have several wives: polygyny.