If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins." The Book of Judges in the Old Testament describes Delilah seducing Samson who was given great strength by God, but ultimately lost his strength when she allowed the Philistines to shave his hair off during his slumber.
Potential costs for males engaging in mate poaching can include resource depletion, violence and aggression from the females current partner who take part in mate guarding behaviours (behaviours used to protect their mate from other potential males or females).
The associated benefits for males include, increased sexual variety, access to physically attractive mates and non committal copulations.
This behaviour is also aimed at persuading someone to develop a short-term or long-term sexual relationship with them.
Males declare that they adopt the strategy of seduction statistically more frequently than females.
Seduction is the process of deliberately enticing a person, to engage in a relationship, to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; to corrupt, to persuade or induce to engage in sexual behaviour.