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Pair bonding a is the process of forming a pair bond the strong affinity that develops in some species between the male and female in a breeding pair. Pair-bonding, from 1940, is a term frequently used in sociobiology and evolutionary psychology circles and is typically meant to imply either a life-long monogamous relationship or a stage of mating interaction in socially monogamous species.

For more details see animal pair bonding, monogamous pairing in animals and the neuroscience of animal pair bonding

It is sometimes used in reference to human relationships and may refer to:

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