No, an open relationship is for people who are too complex to have their needs met by only one person, and who are secure enough to be able to share their special people with other special people. Love's funny that way: the more you give away the more you have.
If you have an open relationship you don't really have someone.
Kinda. I think it is about wanting the intimacy of a relationship with the variety of sex you (may) have while single.
Not even that. My wife is very kinky and variety in sex is not the issue. The problem is that my biggest kink is one night stands. She can never be that again for me.
Yeah, that's a really interesting point.
and by very definition, one night stands can't threaten our relationship.
Yes. The logic is sound. The argument perfect. I tip my hat.
Seems like a reasonable hypothesis
Or for people who are bi, maybe.
It's for people who aren't secure enough to only have one lover.
Not really. You have to be pretty insecure to be so desperate to be in a relationship that you let them have other lovers. In other words, you know you're not good enough for them, but you stay with them and let them have stuff on the side because somehow that's worth it to you.
Good luck with that.
Then how do you "know" so much about them? lol
The few people you've talked to, or read stories about online, likely don't represent most relationships. But you can pretend that reading a few stories makes you an expert if you'd like.
I know quite a bit about psychology....I know why people do the things they do.
I never understanded those. I like more a relationship where you cheat from time to time...
Some like to watch. I know"perv". Being a saint s*cks.
Not really. My relationship is monogamish, which means we acknowledge that over the course of the next 20-50 years, chances are something is going to happen. Whatever happens is not going to lead to divorce automatically. We're allowed a little bit of fun on the side but it's not open as in free for all.
When I go on a business trip, my wife packs my condoms and sends me a text that it's okay to use them. Usually I don't have the time to flirt, it's a work trip not pleasure, but should I meet someone nice in the hotel bar on the other side of the world ... why should I refuse her?