No single definition of "polyamory" has universal acceptance.Although many individuals would define polyamory as a relationship practice or form, some believe that it should be classified an orientation or identity (like sexual orientation or gender identity).Instead, says Brandon Wade, the site’s pragmatic, MIT-educated founder, Open Minded is a new kind of dating site for a newly mainstream lifestyle: one in which couples form very real attachments, just not exclusively with each other.He expects swingers, polysexuals and experimental 20-somethings to use his site.But he guesses that most of his 70,000 users are people like Jessie: Those in committed, conventional relationships, who realize that, statistically speaking, few modern couples stay with a single person their whole lives.“If you look at marriage, it developed as a survival strategy and a means of raising kids,” Wade said.Many assume that a relationship can only exist if it is monogamous: in the sense that you can only have sexual relations with one person, with whom you probably share a deeply personal relationship. As with any idea, thinking carefully about why we accept (or don’t accept) monogamy has important advantages for us: either we strengthen our view regarding the idea, in this case monogamy, or we realise it is found wanting.In this latter sense, we can replace, discard or improve on the original idea. Many will say that by being with other people, you are breaking that trust. Betrayal and dishonesty is precisely what a mutual, consensual nonmonogamous relationship can look like and is based on; such relationships precisely attempt to avoid and undermine betrayal and dishonesty.
The terms primary (or primary relationship(s)) and secondary (or secondary relationship(s)) may be used to indicate a hierarchy of different relationships or the place of each relationship in a person's life.I’ve always thought this open approach to society extended well past politics.Relaxed rules, deadlines, sure we can fit one more at the table, easy.I try to adopt a relaxed attitude toward most things.Unless of course you’re not punctual in which case you are, as we speak, infuriating me.