'Real Housewives' Star's Divorce: End of Monogamy?

Niecy Nash and Adam Richman debate if monogamous relationships are fading in U.S.
3:00 | 08/06/12

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We're taking on another burning topic. This time we're talking about monogamy. Is it dying? We want to go "toe to toe" and talk about this provocative question. You know, "the daily mail" real housewives star adrienne maloof tried to save her marriage by having an open marriage. It didn't help, shockingly. If those two can't make it, who can? I have an idea. Let invite more people that this marriage and get more cameras. New research disproving a widely believed story, that men are at fault, hard-wired to be unfaithful. But women are just as likely to be as moranic. We're asking you, monogamy, becoming a thing of the past? What do you think? I think we should. We asked two expert, adam richmond host of "best sandwich in america" and our girl, niecy nash! . Hi, hon. Hirks baby. Thank you. You can flirt all you want, richmond. Monogamy is already dead, i kissed niecy's hand back stage. All right. Niecy. What do you think? I don't think monogamy is dying, I think truth needs to become the new monogamy. If you're honest, don't get into a relationship with someone who -- they've already said, i don't want to do this. Or I don't want to be faithful. If you show those shines and you marry them anyway, what do you think will half after you say "i do." What do you say to someone who didn't exhibit those signs then find themselves in a marriage where there might be some question? Is that really the truth? Does it take you by storm that way? When you date a guy and you already look at his cell phone before you marry him, what do you think is going to change after you say "i do." Here's the thing about marriage. Marriage is like money. It makes you more of what you already are. It brings out what was already there. Right? I just -- . I think it's about being honest, the notion of dudes being blamed. Look, it's about being honest about what you want. Monogamy does not hinder ability for a man to look at the menu, he just can't order. If you know, look, I want this experience with this particular person with no commitments, then it's not for you. If you want the picket fence and marriage and everything, then going from fun experience to fun experience is not for you. At least be honest with yourself. If you're honest with yourself, you can be honest with other people. Put the best version of yourself forward if you're honest. Here's the thing. Don't you have to -- when someone tells you that, it is your responsibility to believe them. As women, and we all know we do this. A man will say, we're not ready to settle down. We think if we give him the good stuff it will make him settle down. That never works. You can't be a little bit pregnant, I guess you can be if you're a month or something. But generally speaking, real talk that, look, people say what they mean. A red flag is a red flag for a reason. I once heard a great expression. Fall in love with both eyes open, stay ine with one eye open. Let go of the little stuff. I want to ask a question. I was telling my girlfriends that we were going to tackle this. We talk about it all of the time. One girlfriend who got a divorce said, you know, her feeling is, I want to see what everybody thinks, marriage was invented when people didn't live as long, now -- whoa -- I couldn't believe she said that. But I wanted to ask you guy, you know, back in 1823, women lived until they were 40. Now I want to ask you guys -- marriage is invented to kill men sooner? You think because we're living until 90 -- do you remember years ago brad pitt said I don't think we're wired to be monogamous, we're animals. Do you think monogamy is an outdated notion? You know, I did a little research in advance of this heavy conversation, 11 species in the animal kingdom, form life bonds. Including which? The black vulture and prairie vol -- press prairie vols -- they are freaky deky. I don't think the notion is dead but I think we live in a culture -- I think monogamy is sexy if you find something you want to build with somebody. I do. I was saying monogamy doesn't make for good rap lyrics. You never hear an emcee saying I'm there for my partner every day. Does it change the conversation if we make it no so gender-based, really gender-biased. This study shows that everybody is out there doing it? I would absolutely agree with that. Men get a bad rap. Lady, you already know, by the time a woman cheated on a man or went outside her relationship. She's cleaned out her bank account. She got an apartment in her mom mon 's name you don't know about. Women go outside of the relationship for different reasons. Monogamy is good if it's good for u. And you have to choose a partner who believes the same. I learned more in an hour than I do in the other 23. We've been asking you all day there, america, what do you think? Dead or alive? Mon agony is 17% of you say, yes it's dying, but look at this. Yay! . Now we have to find somebody for him to be monogamous with. Mom is upset there's no little richmonds running around.

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