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Bonding Gene' Could Assist Men to Stay Married

By: Francis Githinji

Some things like marriage are believed to be more influenced by the society than by nature. This might be true but according to a recent study by Swedish twin brothers, differences in bonding gene modulation determines how well a man stays married. The gene which is responsible for modulating hormone aspersing was found to be highly associated with how bonded a man felt towards his wife. The study further revealed that a variant of vasoppressin receptor made the difference in how attracted and committed a man felt towards the marriage institution. The leader of the research by the name Hasse Walum explained that men who carried the variant in their body had a relatively weak bond. The researchers used a scale to measure the strength of the bond and the findings were amazing. Husbands who were not vasopressin receptor variant carriers had stronger marriage bonds and fared quite well in marriage.
The wives of the men who were scoring poorly on the scale which was measuring marriage bonds were also reported to have poor bonding. They were not good marriage materials and that is why the marriages between the two had very slim chances of surviving divorce. The research about male bonding gene in marriage was triggered by a study about rodents. The department of medical epidemiological Science and bio statistics at the Karolinka Institute in Stockholm started by studying the role of vasopressin in bonding among males in rodents. The discovery was that the hormone is usually released in the brain of all males during the mating session. The vasopressin released during mating urges the males to stick around the females they have already mate with. This is how the bonding gene contributes in helping men to stay married to women they have mated with.
This can be confused for sexual motivation but it is rather a social motivation to strengthen the existing bonds in marriage. This means that the higher the amount of vasopressin hormone released in the body, the higher the chances of the male staying around after copulation. The effect can be more evident in the monogamous marriage where the male mates with only one female or the wife. The study involved men who were married for not less than five years. They went through psychological tests which evaluated the capacity to bond and remain committed. The findings revealed that males with a certain variant vasopressin gene scored low on the partner bonding scale. The men did poorly in the psychological tests. Males who carried a different type of bonding gene were more committed to their marriages.
A clinical associate professor of psychiatry made a lot of sense out of these findings. He explained that genes influence much of the human behavior including mating.  vasopressin 1a gene was therefore named as one of the factors influencing formation of true and long marriage bonds. With such beneficial scientific findings, the future of relationships might be predictable in the near future. It might be simpler to sample out good husband materials by use of bonding gene if the suggestions by this new study are true.

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