That question is often one that crops up in relationships when one partner is transgender (trans) and the other is cisgender (cis).Trans folks tend to spend a of time thinking about gender, gender presentation, and gendered behavior, and often come to it with a more critical eye, or more of a personal stake, than their cis partners do.Evolutionary psychologists think it is because back in prehistoric times “dating” was much riskier for women.Men who made an ill-advised choice in the ancient version of a singles bar simply had one lousy night.WOMEN ARE MUCH CHOOSIER than men when it comes to romance.This is well known, but the reason for this gender difference is unclear.Helen Fisher, chief scientific adviser for Match and biological anthropologist, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
But what do you do when your gender identity, or the gender identity of your partner, complicates those assumptions?
Of course cisgender folks can think critically about gender , and many do.
But having a trans partner may mean they wind up thinking about it more, differently, or more personally than they did before.
The Nerd Wallet study surveyed Americans living with their partners – regardless of whether they are married – as more couples young and old live together without tying the knot.
Nearly half of women ages 15 to 44 are cohabitating before marriage, compared to 34% in 1995, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.