by Scott Alden for HowAboutWe
Many singles are actively on the hunt for an exclusive, long term relationship (LTR, for those of you who hate actual words). There are also those among the ranks of the unattached who would prefer to remain so. They are comfortable dating multiple people at one time. Fed up with having only two options -- attached or alone -- they are exploring the possibilities of what lies between.
There are also those who have found a way to enjoy the best of both options -- a long term, loving relationship and multiple partners. They often refer to themselves as "polyamorous" or "poly," and there are currently about 500,000 reported relationships of this type in the US alone. Despite its frequency, polyamory is far from being widely recognized as a valid life-choice. (As I write this article, spell-check fails to recognize "polyamorous" as an actual word.)
I became curious about how people inRead More »from The Case For Polyamory