open relationship (n.) - an interpersonal relationship in which the parties want to be together but agree to a form of a non-monogamous relationship.
We live in a society where nothing is sacred anymore -- not even the bond between two people in a relationship. You have your situationships -- [see article here] and then you have your open relationships where technically you're in a relationship, but there are no strings attached -- in other words you have the luxury of dibble and dabbling as you please. But doesn't that take about the idea of being in a relationship? Why would you want to be with someone that isn't necessarily exclusively yours? They say sharing is caring, but in this case I would say probably not.
I had the opportunity of asking a group of both men and women their honest opinions on open relationships via text and I was rather surprised at the amount of guys who obliged. I figured the majority of guys would be down for something like that.
Here's what they said when asked whether they would ever be open to being in an open relationship:
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It's clear that the majority of people are against open relationships, but at the end of the day it's a personal decision that needs to be communicated between two people.
Jealousy will definitely be a huge factor when it comes to agreeing to have an open relationship. If you're up for that, but all means -- do you boo.