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Trophy wife

A trophy wife refers a marriage pattern in Western society in which some men marry attractive women as a form of display intended to exhibit their wealth and success to others.

Often rich and successful men who follow this pattern divorce their first wives, often with a generous divorce settlement, and then marry a second much younger woman. In many cases this pattern is repeated with subsequent wives. This marriage pattern is of interest to anthropologists because is can be seen as a form of serial polygamy and is analogous to patterns of polygamy in other societies.

To do:

  • motivations of men who follow this pattern
  • motivations of women who allow themselves to become trophy wives?



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