The second disadvantage of hermaphroditism is self fertilisation.
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Some intersex traits are not always visible at birth; some babies may be born with ambiguous genitals, while others may have ambiguous internal organs (testes and ovaries).
Hermes was a god of male sexuality (among other things) and Aphrodite a goddess of female sexuality, love, and beauty.
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Maintaining the capacity to produce male and female gametes will be more costly than maintaining one.
The group of fish known as hamlets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet_(fish) are simultaneous haermaphrodites, like snails.
Monogamy is also analogous to rare encounters but true monogamy is rare (1 partner for life).
It is perhaps easiest to address the question by countering it and asking why dioecy (2 sex systems/2 gonochoric types e.g.
As you have pointed out there are obvious advantages to being a hermaphroditic species such as more chance of mating - more likely to provide an advantage at very low population densities where interactions are judgments here, just trying to make it pretty plain.