A commonly held belief that romantic relationships should progress through stages, such as: dating, exclusive dating, engaged, living together, married, owning property, and having children. The term is often used by people who choose not to pursue this progression.
A nonexclusive approach to relationships in which the relationship with self is considered the most important, or primary relationship.
Swinging (verb) – A form of non-monogamy typically focused on recreational sex.
A telemour is a partner’s of a partner’s partner or a partner of a metamour.
- Telemours and New Relationship Energy on Poly.land
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.
This describes a situation where one partner has the ability to exert control over the relationships of the other partner. This may include the ability to compel their partner to end another relationship.