General Society’s Perception of Non-Monogamy

A recent Psychology Today post on general society’s perceptions of non-monogamy and a couple studies done by researchers at the University of Michigan show that overall people trust supposedly monogamous people more than non-monogamous folk, even though following research has shown no difference in other societal measures of a “good” person, such as paying taxes, being ethical in business dealings and even flossing.

I have always found this curious: Why would someone think I was more likely to screw them over selling them my car than someone who is in a supposedly monogamous relationship? I say “supposedly” because we know that at least 30 percent of men and women cheat on their partners.

Here is the post.