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pair bond

n.
The temporary or permanent association formed between two animals during courtship and mating.

pair′-bond′ v.

pair bond

a relationship established between the male and female of higher vertebrates for breeding purposes. In some cases, such as swans, it may last for life.
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Shows like Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam on Colors, Pavitra Rishta and Choti Bahu on Zee TV, which is gaining popularity due to the romantic angle of the lead pair, also seems to be making an attempt to popularise the show by spreading stories of lead pair bonding in real life too.
Central to BSD theory was the thesis that stressful and supportive extra-familial environments influenced family dynamics, most especially parent-child and marital/pair-bond relations, thereby shaping children's early emotional and behavioral development and, through it, subsequent social development, including sexual/mating behavior, pair bonding and parenting.
Is it marriage, or is it pair bonding, or just sexual behavior they are seeing?
Our hunting history provides strong evidence for monogamous relationship between men and women; for men, by making a large investment in time and energy by hunting in a male group, required both trustworthy pair bonding with their spouses, and male-male behavioural adaptations that precluded the risk of extramarital coupling from other males.
Jim Brady admired flowering snowdrops in Prescot last week, while jackdaws started pair bonding on the roof of Our Lady and St Joseph's Church.
Villagers were also trained to collect and record behavioral data such as eating habits, flight capability, flock socialization, pair bonding, and aggression.
Birds use many different breeding strategies -- ranging from rampant promiscuity to life-long pair bonding -- to perpetuate their species.
The range of behavior, from same-sex cooperating to pair bonding [a couple-like arrangement] among some animals, including cheetahs, bottlenose dolphins, and silver gulls, can last temporarily or a lifetime."
Washington, Dec 24 ( ANI ): a new study has suggested that the oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding and pair bonding in monogamous species, also plays a special role in the ability to remember faces.
In fact, injections of oxytocin into the brain of a female vole can duplicate the effects of mating and induce pair bonding. Drugs blocking oxytocin's action prevent females from pairing with males after mating.
"From this observation sprang a dogma that pair bonding is a special type of social behavior tied to the presence of oxytocin receptors in the nucleus accumbens.
Humans have exploited the biology of pair bonding to form larger groups, from bands of foragers to modern civilizations, the Berkeley scientist maintains.