Oops, “individuals who were successfully mate poached by their current partners tend to be socially passive, not particularly nice to others, careless and irresponsible, and narcissistic.”

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New research finds relationships that begin when one person coaxes another to leave his or her partner aren’t very stable or satisfactory.

There’s an undeniable surge of satisfaction that comes from “poaching” a romantic partner. Successfully coaxing someone to end a relationship in order to begin one with you is certainly ego-boosting.

If that describes your experience—well, enjoy that high while you can. Chances are good there is trouble ahead.

In three studies[1], “individuals who were poached by their current romantic partners were less committed, less satisfied, and less invested in their relationships,”

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