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I Am Polyamorous

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    To me I've always felt this way,

    it seemed strange to limit who I could love to just one person, and I think it's more natural for us to have many loving relationships.
    ashtt ashtt 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    Random Thoughts Of My Poly Life

    I am polyamorous. I am not looking for a third partner to "enhance" my relationship. I am not looking for what is little more than a live sex toy to help "fix" my partner and my sex life. I am not "curious" to "explore" being poly. I happened to fall in love with a man...
    Persephyne27 Persephyne27 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    I think that you can be in more

    than one sexual/romantic relationship at one time. It's not all that hard to understand.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16, 2014

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    Love when my girlfriend

    and I snuggle but always can't help but feel like there's something missing, and I know it's a guy. Oh well. We'll get there when we get there
    sunshinebucky sunshinebucky 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I love my girlfriend to death

    but I am seriously missing having a boyfriend. There's just something about a boyfriend that's so different from a girlfriend. And so far I don't know anyone guys who are poly so it's :(( impossible :((
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I have too much love to give

    for just one person :p I was introduced to the lifestyle when I was pretty young, and I've fallen in love with it. It fits me too perfectly! I'm not jealous or controlling, and sometimes there are things I can't get from one person that I can from another.
    EllieGendron EllieGendron 18-21, F 7 Responses May 22, 2014

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    Connections

    For me, it is best to keep my connections loose. Nothing in life stays the same, and yet most people pretend that love and desire are immune to the passage of time. People evolve, and grow and move. Change is inevitable. And if the connections I make are tight, if they have very...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 4 Responses May 27, 2013

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    I May Be Polyamorous

    I have been involved three times in a multiple relationship. Twice in a MMF and once in a MFF. They didn't work out for various reasons. I still think it is a workable thing (YMMV). One thing I really hate is that newbies who don't understand what the word means will think it...
    alstephens alstephens 46-50, M 11 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    eioncc11 eioncc11 26-30, F Aug 12

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    I'm still "curious" about this lifestyle.

    I realized to divide is NOT to take away. I want to indulge. Can we all just fall in love?
    polylovhers polylovhers 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2014

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    Today is one year living together with the two

    loves of my life <3 It has been a strange, twisted adventure, so thanks for putting up with my crazy and making me the happiest little girl on the planet! :) :)
    TinyAmanda TinyAmanda 18-21, T 4 Responses Jun 16

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    Im Poly :)

    Im currently in a Poly Triad.  The couple i join'd with are married.  Thus far things go well, we're trying to find a house so that we can all live together.  none of us have children at this time, but we would like to in the future, we live in Michigan and have a...
    Simplysloan Simplysloan 18-21, F 26 Responses Nov 24, 2006

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    A Little Unconventional

    i guess its not quite a lifestyle for everyone. it wasnt really easy for me for a long time to get to grips with being in love, sexually/physically as well as on the emotional side, with two people, but now i couldnt be happier. i first met my girlfriend when i was 20 (and she 17...
    AirheadSmiles AirheadSmiles 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    My Poly Journey

    When I first became involved with my boyfriend D, He insisted that the relationship be an open one. He'd never been in an open or poly relationship, but he'd wanted to live that way for many years. I'd grown up with some pain and loss and the idea of sharing the person I love...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    my wife shared me with a friend of hers

    lastnight. Wife told me her friend just needed to have a great time and that she needed me to do a great job. I hope she would like to hang out some more.
    Boyfriendfor2 Boyfriendfor2 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Poly

    When I try and explain my feelings about relationships to most people, they see me as a loose person just looking for more people to ****. This couldn't be farther from the truth. When I first started "dating" I found myself getting mixed up with more than one person. Not because...
    charismaticenigma charismaticenigma 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    Multi-Loving not "Open Relationship".

    ... am I alone in that I need to be in love to have sex? I am not into casual sex, but I want to love all the people that actually want to love me. I feel so alone in this point of view.
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 8 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    jbcouture jbcouture 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    annasstone annasstone 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I want a relationship in

    which I stay married to my husband but find the right lesbian partner too. Does this sound realistic? Who would actually agree to this kind of lifestyle...
    sosieq sosieq 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    I've always been comfortable with the idea

    that people love each other. I met two girls at the same time at the Disneyworld campground when I was 15 and spent the whole day kissing both of them and feeling the compersion from each as they shared me between themselves. I'd had girlfriends but never two and it felt fine...
    pcflvly pcflvly 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Who else has experience in Polyamorous

    relationships? For those this applies to, what are some good dating sites? Happily married but looking for friendship and playtime with a woman . There are some itches he just can't scratch ;) I'm totally open and honest with him. No crazy women with a ton of baggage. I've had...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I miss my gf. The last 2 nights were amazingly

    wonderful . Glad to be home in a sense because I missed my husband and my fur babies but I still wish I was laying on her chest snuggling and just enjoying each other's company . We don't get much time alone
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F May 24

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    Well so much for that relationship.

    HUGE BUST. Just goes to show ya that you never know how far the rabbit hole doth go ! Sometimes people are much crazier than you even imagined ! Oh well, we live and we learn. Hurt and pissed off but I'm a survivor so life goes on...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Have been for a couple of years now.

    It's just hard to find people similar to me where I live.
    SteffiBanks SteffiBanks 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 7

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    Being in a poly relationship made me feel

    so free. I'm never going back to monogamy. Ever.
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    Poly Proud

    I look around me at the veritable sea of monogamous relationships from my little island of polyamory, and I feel and incredible sense of pride. I was raised by a very liberal mother, who despite being what amounts to a bohemian gypsy, still told me from the very beginning of my...
    Fayerweather Fayerweather 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    I am a new poly girl

    although it was all my idea my hubby wasn't on good terms with the mother of his other child and we didn't not get along bcos our children are 1 month apart (both 2 now) and she felt like he chose me over her bcos neither of us were seriously dating him i dated him monogamously...
    prettypolyprincess prettypolyprincess 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    I am new to poly! My boyfriend recently told me

    and our mutual best friend (female) that he wants both of us. My first reaction was hell no but after all of this arguing and fighting all I want is to make the man I am in love with happy. At the moment I am struggling bc I've never been with a woman and I don't know if I can...
    crazyloving crazyloving 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I would love to date a couple!

    :) lol I guess some day I should look into that?
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    so I had a good poly relationship recently

    and it has ended my husband and I are very lost right now we both really enjoyed it hoping to find women to share ourselves with any suggestions where we could go to find more people like us?
    jbcouture jbcouture 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I am in a Poly relationship

    and love it. I've been happily married for 6 years and met an amazing woman last year and have been in a relationship with her for 6 months now. My husband and her get along great. She's moving in with us soon. It does have its challenges and we are learning a lot, but it's...
    SoulRebel7 SoulRebel7 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Ive been in two triad relationships

    but this is my fiancé's first & im so used to having a boyfriend & a girlfriend w. it being just us now i sometimes feel like something is missing finding our third seems to be harder now a days.
    YellNicc YellNicc 18-21, F Aug 21

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    So... I met a girl I really like.

    I brought her up and He was quick to go on the defensive. But later in the conversation, he reveals that he has met a new submissive woman....
    sugarbabysub sugarbabysub 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    My Crazy Dream

    Well, right now, I have a husband and four loves.  I'm inspired by the works of Robert Heinlein and we are hoping for some sort of line marriage arrangement down the line.  We have dreams of a commune and all sorts of happiness and good times.
    snuzzlejunkie snuzzlejunkie 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    It took me years to realize that

    for me I'm happiest when I'm with someone who is also open minded and polyamorous:) Now just to find Mr Right.
    Roxy1114 Roxy1114 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    My wife and I are looking

    for a serious, long-term, equal relationship with a Bi female for a closed triad(I guess that's the best term). We certainly won't turn down anyone just looking for friendship. We have been married for four and a half years, dated two and a half years before that, and were...
    Raefediova Raefediova 22-25, M Aug 7

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    We have been married

    for well over a decade and have been together for much longer than that. While most of our life we have been strictly monogamous, we have not been vanilla. Recently we've moved into opening up our bedroom and learning to share each other with other people. It has been the...
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 41-45 7 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    I discovered I was polyamorous

    when I was 22 years old. I'm 27 now and with two of the best men in my life I could ever ask for!! I've had many crushes on the way, but none of them understand that I'm not the type to cheat... So I won't be opening my heart up to anyone new, anytime soon. To my boys, Nick and...
    TenderBeauty TenderBeauty 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 26

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    I Get It.

    I've been haunting polyamory forums ever since my boyfriend-turned-husband mentioned he is polyamorous. I had no idea of the concept before I read about it, and it made a lot of sense, but it seemed very risky. It seemed many bad things, so much so that I ended up on webpages...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    So iv been working alot

    and havent been on, but heres an update on my last post. My wifes friend wasnt interested she just wanted to tease. My wife didnt want her to join in the first place, so im not sure what was the purpose of kissing me infront of my wife. I am now looking for a woman around my...
    Boyfriendfor2 Boyfriendfor2 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    They broke up with me.

    The reasons given were many and contradictory. (I'm married to someone else, I made a gentle suggestion to the new girl that was above my pay grade, I had friends outside the relationship). I feel like the new girl definitely had some say in the matter. I tried so hard to make...
    sugarbabysub sugarbabysub 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 23

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 13

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    My husband and i separated about a year ago

    after I cheated on him for the 2nd time. We've been trying to work on our relationship but I keep having relationships and/or experiences with other men. I believe I may be poly amorous. However my husband wants a monogamous relationship. I love him very much and don't want to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 18

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    My Boyfriend, My Girlfriend, And Me.

    I have been with my fiance for 8 years now and with my girlfriend for one year. My fiance has known since before we got together that I am (and always have been, as far as I can remember) bisexual. I also told him I could not see a future for me without female partners in it. He...
    cutieplaything cutieplaything 31-35, F Nov 19, 2013

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    Poly and Proud!

    I discovered poly after I was already practicing! Currently, I live with two partners and play with more, though I'm only fully sexual with the two primaries. We are not in a triad, but we play with mostly the same people. I enjoy the family aspects of polyamoury, and the...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 6 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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