Serial Monogamy has become a fashion statement that most people in Hollywood seem to follow.
Hollywood has no shortage of such examples ranging from Modern Family star Sofia Vergara to The Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder, who was quoted saying, “There is no dating. I am solo as solo can get. I can’t imagine dating in Hollywood. I’m a serial monogamist, man.”
Which is why when Winona Ryder was reportedly advocating serial monogamy as her preference, it wasn’t as shocking a statement as one would imagine. Claiming to have had romantic attachments ever since the age of 15, the Beetle Juice actress says that she does not know how to remain single.
According to a study published by David Barash and Judith Lipton, the primal instinct of human beings is to have multiple partners and not be limited to one for the entirety of their lives. It has been linked to our evolutionary biology and therefore explains where serial monogamy originates from. These monogamists believe in being faithful to their partner and yet don’t foresee staying with one individual for all time, which can be labeled as a compromise between their primal instincts and societal expectations.
“I’d rather never have been married than been divorced a few times. Not that there’s anything wrong with divorce, but I don’t think I could do it if that was a possibility,” says Winona Ryder. She has previously dated Matt Damon for two years, been engaged to Johnny Depp for three years and is currently in a relationship with Scott Mackinlay Hahn that started in 2011.