Dating a girl in an open relationship
In my case, I wanted to be in a nonmonogamous relationship because I wanted to challenge social assumptions about love; Bryce wanted to be in a nonmonogamous relationship because I wanted to be in one, and he wanted to be with me.Perhaps not surprisingly, this stirred up conflict between us when I actually started seeing other people.We eventually broke up (for various reasons, most of which weren’t related to our openness), but since then I’ve remained interested in rethinking relationships—and it turns out I’m not alone.Nonmonoga-me—Current Trends Estimates suggest there are more than half a million openly polyamorous families in the U.For many of us, the urge to couple up is a strong one. But does love mean never dating or having sex with other people?Several years ago, I decided to challenge the idea that the only way to a loving, committed relationship was to be monogamous.
Add to that the fact that I’d been single for a while (after having been in a monogamous relationship for even longer) and—I’m woman enough to admit it—wasn’t ready to give up the freedom to flirt with strangers.
For today’s 20- and 30-somethings, these trends are meaningful.