He brought up the idea of him being comfortable with me casually dating other people early on in our relationship.He knew that he was my first boyfriend (I was 18), and he didn't want me to feel like I was missing out on dating.Polyamory emphasizes consciously choosing how many partners one wishes to be involved with rather than accepting social norms which dictate loving only one person at a time.Polyamory is an umbrella term which integrates traditional mutipartner relationship terms with more evolved egalitarian terms.
Polyamory is from the root words Poly meaning many and Amour meaning love hence "many loves" or Polyamory. Confusion arises when polyamory is misapplied in a broader sense, as an umbrella term for various forms of consensual non-monogamous, multi-partner relationships (including polyamory), or consensual non-exclusive sexual or romantic relationships.In 1999, Zell-Ravenheart was asked by the editor of the OED to provide a definition of the term, and had provided it as The practice, state or ability of having more than one sexual loving relationship at the same time, with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved.We reached out to Sara to share some insight into their journey to polyamory, the ground rules they've set, and what it's like to date other people - and maybe even fall in love with other people - when you're already married to someone you love. We met on our first day of college - I was determined to break out of my nerdy shell and sit next to the cutest person in the room. He ended up being super quiet and thus I was convinced that he hated me, but in actuality he was just nervous (and a soft-spoken person). We started talking about being monogamish (which later evolved into full-blown polyamory, haha) about two years into our relationship. Ben is an open-minded person who has never been a big believer in social constructions or tradition.I am a bit more of a rule follower, but definitely liberal and nonjudgmental.