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    Is Romance Dead?

    I heard that humans are actually polygamous, and humans millions of years ago were just peer pressured to monogamy. It sucks to think about romance being made up in today's culture. Your thoughts?

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    ..?

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    I hope you will get a pussy someday, Joseph.

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    No nigga people are just cynical, insecure and emotionally retarded sometimes

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    This is one of the most Romantic eras in western history.

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    I don't think this era is romantic, is filled with shit and millennial and weaboo harem shit will kill it.

    But is not dead, my boyfriend is pretty romantic.
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    You mean as in a couple courting one another?


    That sort of romance has been pretty strong in the recent generations than in prior ones.

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    The thing is, past eras were very anti-romantic in practice, who you could and how you could "love" was heavilly restricted by rules and customs. This sort of environment makes True Love, something that can only exist unshackled by rules rarer to find, though you can argue the former rarity of it is largely what resulted in it's exaltation and beautiful portrayal by artist of the past. Being rare and resulting in rebellious counter-culture acts played it's own role in it's artistic characterization. However if were speaking of which time period most easilly allows Love to blossom and not which best culturally portrayed it, than
    this era is a strong contender.

    Also, weaboo harem's are romantic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
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    I heard that humans are actually polygamous, and humans millions of years ago were just peer pressured to monogamy. It sucks to think about romance being made up in today's culture. Your thoughts?
    That's blatantly untrue. Cultural norms are shaped by human nature, the concept of strict monogamy doesn't exist just because somebody says it does "a million years ago". The Romans were notoriously Polyamorous.

    I think a lot of it is instinctual, being possessive over your other increases your success of passing down your genes and raising good children. The true explanation is probably much more complex, but I think that plays a part.

    I think it's been an important standard in many societies because it's kind of a mutual agreement that keeps down sexual competition. You only have to compete for a partner once in your life and then you can spend the rest of your time and energy being a functional member of society.

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    Society isn't shaped by human nature, human nature is shaped by society.

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    I don't think that even if monogamy is unrealistic for humans, the concept of romance is dead, as seen in polyamory. Some humans are just hardwired for monogamy and good, wholesome relationships are perfectly possible whether you're the jealous or compersive type.
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    Romance isn't dead.

    And yes, it is perfectly possible to be romantic even when you prefer polyamorous relationships.

    My personal case? I'm a jealous fuck, it's mine and you can go eat a dick.

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