monogamous monogamous  /mə ˈnɑ ɡə məs/


  • (adj) (used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate


  1. You can be emotionally monogamous and physically not monogamous.
  2. There's an unspoken agreement: the person with the lower desire expects his or her spouse to accept it, not complain about it, and also to be monogamous.
  3. We also learn from Luc Jacquet's March of the Penguins that they are, like an ever increasing number of humans, serially monogamous.


  1. Advice: I'm not attracted to my partner

    I have been in a monogamous relationship for three years now. Our sex life has always been fun and adventurous. We have tried almost anything we could think of, Google or read about! For the last couple of months, I have felt a loss of sexual attraction to my partner. There is no doubt I love him and do not want to be with anyone else at this time, and he says he does not want to bother finding ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: RedEye

  2. Russell Brand Opens Up About Marriage to Katy Perry

    Russell Brand opened up about his failed marriage to Katy Perry in a recent interview with Esquire UK. In it, he didn't really place the blame on either of them, saying that marriages only work if both of them want it. "You've got to really, really want it to have a successful marriage. When I'm in a relationship I'm diligently monogamous and stick to the principles agreed on within that ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Opposing Views


  1. Of marriage, Bruni told one magazine: "I'm monogamous from time to time, but I prefer polygamy and polyandry. Love lasts a long time, but burning desire, two or three weeks."
    on Feb 2, 2008 By: Carla Bruni Source:

  2. The Post muses that Turner and his laissez-faire attitude towards monogamy may be an issue: "She will not be Ted's only girlfriend. Ted is permanently and avowedly non-monogamous," Butler writes in his email. "But though he has several...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Robert Olen Butler Source: Monsters and

  3. Though Combs said "this is the most monogamous I've ever been in my life," rumors persisted about other women _ so much so that actress and friend Sienna Miller recently took pains to deny that they were a couple.
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Sean Combs Source: Washington Post

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