Some sides in contemporary academic debate state that the morality of seduction depends on the long-term impacts on the individuals concerned, rather than the act itself, and may not necessarily carry the negative connotations expressed in dictionary definitions.
Costs for women engaging in poaching behaviours include unwanted pregnancy, transmitted infection and diseases and insecurity about provisions (shelter, food, financial security).
However, the associated benefits include, emotional support that she may not be receiving from her current partner and access to 'good genes' that the male possesses such as facial symmetry.
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.
Strategies of seduction include, conversation and sexual scripts, As a result, the term may have a positive or negative connotation.
This behaviour is also aimed at persuading someone to develop a short-term or long-term sexual relationship with them.