Evolution – Lying, Cheating and Deception

So, what does all of this mean?

An evolutionary perspective suggests that when it comes to our close relationships today, most of our actions happen "in context" and are driven by patterns of behavior that worked well for our ancestors in the past.

Simply put, most of our behaviors occur with little awareness, planning, and/or thought. Our emotions guide the way and influence how we act, especially when it comes to love, deception, and romance.

On the bright side, we have been designed to tell the truth to our romantic partners.

On the downside, we have also been designed to lie when it comes to love and romance.

Lying is part of our human nature.

Both of these ideas are explained in greater detail on the pages that follow....