Last week Heather and I came out as Polyamorous. It being the 21st Century we announced it on Facebook.
What is Polyamory?
According to our good friends at Wikipedia, Polyamory is:
Polyamory (from Greek πολύ poly, “many, several”, and Latin amor, “love“) is the practice of, or desire for, intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the consent of all partners involved. It has been described as “consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy“. People who identify as polyamorous believe in an open relationship with a conscious management of jealousy; they reject the view that sexual and relational exclusivity are necessary for deep, committed, long-term loving relationships.
Needless to say a few people found this confusing. The default society accepts is Monogamy. The idea that two people who were pretty religious not that long ago could change so quickly shocked them. It may have made some of them question their own relationships, or started them on the way to doing that.
It has been an adventure for us. I’ve had a great time with one spectacular woman. We ended up breaking up, but I’m going to dump the blame on me for that.
Heather had a good time with one guy, but they broke up. His fault in both our opinions.
Currently we are both having great fun on Tinder. I’ve been chatting with a new possible partner, and Heather has had a string of guys chat her up. We’ve been talking about what is going on all the time. No details, but things like her mentioning that one guy gave her the creeps, and me mentioning how much I like the woman I’m chatting with (do you know how hard it is to find a woman who is a geek/nerd on Tinder?)
For those who are now predicting divorce, we are both happier than ever in our marriage. Hey, we celebrated 33 years on August 23!
Sunday August 25, 2019