The relationship may be short-lived or it may last a few months to years, however the serial monogamist is always holding back and if the other partner in the romance pushes at all, the serial monogamist will end the relationship swiftly and often without emotion.
Friend: What???? You guys have been together for three years!
Serial monogamist: I know... I really liked him.
Friend: What happened?
Serial monogamist: He asked me to marry him.
Friend: You're such a serial monogamist!
one who spends as little time as possible being single, moving from the end of one relationship to the beginning of a new relationship as quickly as possible
although the relationships in which many serial monogamists find themselves are also often short lived, the defining aspect of serial monogamy is the desire and ability to enter new relationships very quickly, thus abbreviating any period of single life during which the serial monogamist may begin to ask questions of an existential nature
Stewart: Yeah, that's the way it's always been. When he broke up with me, he started dating that hussy Lorelai within three days. He pursued her as if he were Cerberus hunting a soul fleeing across the Euphrates. I'll tell you, that Gwyvron is quite the serial monogamist.