Define polyamorous dating

08-Jan-2017 07:42

In this excerpt from The Bold Italic, Peter Lawrence Kane gains insight into the polyamory lifestyle by profiling four different groups of people, all located in San Francisco. All are in their late 20s and live in the East Bay.

Together for three years, Liesl and Steve are a couple dating another couple, Megan and Nathan, along with several other lovers whom they see less often.

Polyamory and the exact meaning of the word is often the subject of debate among self-identified polyamorous people.

It has been much debated on websites, at conferences and discussion groups around the country.

Still, I've found a significantly higher-than-average number of poly folk on Fet Life, with a staggering number of local groups catering to those seeking multi-partnered relationships.

More » The folks who run Fet Life, as well as many of its members, may cringe at joining the ranks of the dating sites listed here, as the alternative lifestyle social networking site makes a point of staying away from typical 'dating' searches and features found easily at all of the other websites on this list.

Steve: If I'm dating a girl, usually Liesl ends up dating that girl, but most of the time, if she's dating a guy, he and I don't play too much.

Terisa Greenan and her boyfriend, Matt, are enjoying a rare day of Seattle sun, sharing a beet carpaccio on the patio of a local restaurant.

We are bombarded with the idea that we can only find romantic sexual love with one person, our soul-mate.

We are to search and date until we find the one, marry, have kids and be fulfilled forever with this one person.

More » The folks who run Fet Life, as well as many of its members, may cringe at joining the ranks of the dating sites listed here, as the alternative lifestyle social networking site makes a point of staying away from typical 'dating' searches and features found easily at all of the other websites on this list.

Steve: If I'm dating a girl, usually Liesl ends up dating that girl, but most of the time, if she's dating a guy, he and I don't play too much.

Terisa Greenan and her boyfriend, Matt, are enjoying a rare day of Seattle sun, sharing a beet carpaccio on the patio of a local restaurant.

We are bombarded with the idea that we can only find romantic sexual love with one person, our soul-mate.

We are to search and date until we find the one, marry, have kids and be fulfilled forever with this one person.

Having said that, I know of a significant number of partnerships with this kind of dynamic, so it's more than just a fantasy you're chasing.