DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2013.41.2.283 Publication date: March 2013 We explored the relationship between Machiavellian personality, mate attraction strategies, and intimacy.
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Higher scores on Machiavellianism were associated with greater likelihood of using deceptive tactics and lower levels of relationship intimacy.
However, for women the relationship between Machiavellianism and deceptive strategies was moderated by the history of intimate behaviors.
I say potentially because we are not guaranteed a spouse in this life. I have had some unfortunate experiences in the past with guys that came around.
Thankfully, I learned a lot through those experiences, as well as through many hours of conversation with others much older and wiser than myself.