Between the equally persuasive arguments for and against monogamy exists real life. Michael Thomsen at The Faster Times came and went from monogamy but remains monoamorous. "What’s most deceptive about arguments over monogamy is that it forces a philosophical order onto something that is ungovernable and relative in the extreme," says Thomsen. "The common idea of monogamy is not something that requires belief anymore than happiness is; it’s a natural phenomenon that we will all experience at some point. Predicting how, where, and for how long is impossible, but it’s certain you won’t reach your deathbed without looking another person in the eye and feeling an instant of far-reaching contentment that makes the thought of sexing, cohabitating, or running away with anyone else needless."