Like most people, I knew nothing about polyamory when I stumbled into it.
I believed the false misconceptions that surround poly life.
However, the study authors were surprised at the number of respondents in monogamous couples that mentioned occasional three-ways.
A second, more qualitative study was conducted in which respondents could identify as monogamous, ‘monogamish’, or non-monogamous.
In addition to a shift toward greater monogamy and the emergence of ‘monogamish’ relationships, the Study reports that among younger gay men, marriage is definitely becoming the norm: 92% of single gay men expect to marry.
There were few dry eyes in the sleek Alvin Ailey Center in Manhattan on June 7, 2013, when Antonio Douthit, 32, and Kirven Boyd, 28, two star dancers in the legendary company, held their wedding reception there after a City Hall marriage.
In matching white shorts, black blazers, and gray ties, they entered a room full of family, friends, and colleagues, including Ailey director Robert Battle, to the strains of the song they’d chosen for their first dance: Oleta Adams’s poignant love song “Get Here.” It had been a favorite of Douthit’s mother, who’d died several years earlier.
Of those partnered, about 58% were in monogamous relationships.
Of those that were non-monogamous, 53% were in open relationships, and 47% were in "monogamish" relationships (i.e., couples that have sex with others as a couple such as "threeways" or group sex).