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Evolutionary Psychology theory on the instinctual desire of humans of the female sex to discard a current mate when the opportunity arises to latch onto a subsequent mate of higher status due to the hindbrain impetus to find a male with the best ability to provide for her OWN offspring (already spawned or yet-to-be spawned) regardless of investments and commitments made to a current mate.

As societal impediments (both economic and cultural) to the recission of binding monogamous relationships deteriorate, the validity of this theory is being rediscovered to the chagrin of men in the trenches and to the delight of the new social engineers up in the towers.

akin to the notion of "serial monogamy" acknowledged by mainstream culture.
Hypergamy is a savage natural instinct that finds social acceptance when many other such instincts such as polygamy do not.
by tyl3r durden October 16, 2011
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An evolutionary psychology theory that beta males and feminists refuse to look at or even acknowledge exists. They will usually blame the MGTOW and MRA community for making it up, but that just shows their lack of research, even though these same groups will tell their detractors and opponents to "do your own research" or "educate yourself".
The theory itself is the study that women seek higher status men and men with more resources to give her seed to the best possible mate. There is nothing inherently wrong with this, but left unchecked can cause societal problems.
A woman rejected a man with a lower paying salary. This is a sign of her hypergamy, as she doesn't want to date and get married to a cashier whom is barely making ends meet.
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by TheRandomObserver October 21, 2018
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A shorthand discursive construct invented and in use by the MRA, MGTOW and incel communities, “hypergamy” presupposes there is a heaps real genetic impulse in a woman’s hindbrain, man, that impels them towards choosing “mates” of “higher status” than the men who happen to use this word, because there really could be no other reason apart from a pre-ordained biological destiny that girls won’t date you. Also, everyone knows chicks are homogenous robots who uniformly act alike, that is *science*.
SHE: Brett, you do not magically gain sexual access to my vagina because you’ve levelled up on StarCraft. I don’t know you, i don’t like you, I find you creepy, and you stare at me as if i’m some kind of walking sex vase you think you’re entitled to shove yourself in at any time. I don’t care that your mom thinks you’re a nice guy who’s just misunderstood, Sean is my boyfriend and if you don’t leave me alone, i’ll obtain an intervention order from the cops.

HE: It’s just the back bits of your wicked lady-brain making you say that. Hypergamy! HYPERGAMY!
by Xobat of Frightenwad May 18, 2018
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