It's becoming increasingly common for people to consider open relationships and even to seek them out on mainstream apps like Ok Cupid.But now, polyamorous people can also find partners on a dating site created just for them."Gender equality as well as an increase in acceptance of alternative sexualities are also helping to advance us and break away from old paradigms of how to love and connect to each other."Polyamory, like monogamy, isn't for everyone.But if it's something you're curious about, it's now easier than ever to explore this "alternative" but increasingly popular relationship style.It's really a wonderful situation when everyone can hang out and play Cards Against Humanity together.You may not be attracted to your partner's metamour, but accepting him or her as your partner's partner and maintaining a cordial -- if not friendly -- relationship makes everything a lot less sticky.
Some partners negotiate "veto rights," where partners agree not to date anyone their partner "vetoes." Other poly people don't appreciate these kinds of restrictions. Regardless of how you choose to manage your metamours, it's something to discuss with your partners well before the situation presents itself, when everyone is feeling secure, and there is no New Relationship Energy to contend with.In 2015, that number climbed to 42 percent, and 27 percent said they'd consider an open relationship themselves, with less than half saying they'd only be in a monogamous one.That helps explain why, when Open launched last year, over 36,000 people joined within the first week."The concept of monogamy is outdated, and monotony has pushed many relationships to take a turn for the 'monogamish,'" said Open Minded founder and CEO, Brandon Wade.Rebecca, 34, and her primary partner started using Open Minded to find additional partners after meeting on another dating site."As more people realize that the life-long monogamy model doesn't work most of the time, people are opening their minds to alternative relationship styles," she said.