On Tue, 14 Jul 1998 EvMick@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 7/13/98 9:14:11 PM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > The "normal" mating pattern for humans has the young males competing with
> > each other to "get laid", i.e. to convince young women to let them
> > demonstrate their mating skills. The prize for the winners is a bit of
> > sexual experience, which will make them more impressive to the next female
> > they mate with. Eventually most of them will impress a female enough to
> > form a semi-permanent, largely monogamous partnership.
> Is THAT the way it is now? This is normal?
> Wow....I guess I'm seriously ABnormal then.
> I courted my lady for years...then we were married...THEN sexual
> intercourse....and strictly monogamous for 23 years....."until death do us
> part"...and it did.
> I guess I'm more strange than I thought.
I wouldn't use the term "strange", but "rare"...