Metamour

Metamour (noun) – Your lover’s lover. In polyamory you may have a romantic relationship with someone who has more than one ongoing romantic relationship. Someone that your romantic partner is in such a relationship with, but you are not, is a Metamour.

Example

Chris is in a romantic relationship with Jenny. Diva is also in a romantic relationship with Chris. Diva and Jenny are just metamours.

Paramour

Paramour (noun) – A lover. In polyamory you may have a romantic relationship with one or more lovers. Those lovers may or may not have romantic or platonic relationships with each other.

Example

Chris is in a romantic relationship with Dottie, and Chris is also in a romantic relationship with Dennis, Dawn, and Diva. All of them are Chris’ Paramours.

Unicorn

A unicorn is a term for an individual that dates couples. Most often used for a bisexual woman who dates an established male/female couple. We recommend the most expansive definition possible.

It can be used as a positive as in: I am a fabulous unicorn! Or it can be used as a negative: I think that couple is not respecting your personal needs and treating you like a unicorn.

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