Serial monogamy starts with the young, study finds

The study finds that among heterosexuals, females acquire partners at a higher rate in the 16–19 years age band compared to males.

This reverses in the 20–24 years age band with males acquiring more partners in the late 20s.

The data, from 2003, shows partners are acquired at a rate of 0.4 and 0.6 for males and females, respectively, in the teens; 0.7–0.8 in the early 20s, with higher rates for men in the late 20s; and a rate from age 35 of