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Many people say no right off the bat. But some people insist: they CAN work (for the right couple anyway).

An "open relationship" can mean a lot of different things, ranging from swingers, monogamous-ish couples who have an understanding, couples who are free to pursue whoever they want, and more.
Many couples say that the key is establishing very clear ground rules – and sticking to them.
The arguments for open relationships include things like:
+ "Monogamy is so old fashioned! Who wants to sleep with just one partner for the rest of their life?"
+ "Being free to pursue other people sexually keeps me more satisfied in my marriage. My husband is still and will always be my number one guy."
+ "Getting with other people makes me appreciate my partner even more."
+ "I got married young. I still have a lot of experimenting to do."
+ "I only see my partner some of the time, because we live so far from each other. Being in an open relationship lets us satisfy our needs while staying together."
The arguments against, of course, are numerous. Some people balk at the idea of their partner wanting to be with someone else, or sharing something so intimate with anyone but them.

What about you?

If you had the chance, would you want to give an open relationship a try?

I'm super interested to see what the Vingle community has to say, because I have friends who argue passionately for both sides of this issue. Let me know your thoughts and your reasoning. :) I'm tempted to say a big N.O., but before I give my opinion I want to hear from you guys first...
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@marionette2613 :DDD <3 yay! So glad you appreciated :) I love talking about all these things haha. I don't know if you can tell, but the world of love and relationships is something of a passion for me... πŸ˜…
Um hell to the damn no! If his ass wants to go and have sex with someone else then they can keep his ten second ass.
@funnella πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I agree
Hell to the no, I'm very greedy in that department. All me alone or he can scatta his rass
This isn't for everyone. It could be a relationship killer. I knew a woman whose husband encouraged her to sleep with other men. Two high school friends who married each other were in a open relationship. They could do whatever they wanted just as long as they left their dirt far from home. It can lead to your partner falling for someone else. It's a huge gamble and you can roll snake eyes and lose everything. Even when you think that you have everything laid out.