Polyamorous dating tips

22 Mar

But they do believe in "ethical nonmonogamy," or engaging in loving, intimate relationships with more than one person—based upon the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.

They are polyamorous, to use the term of art applied to multiple-partner families like theirs, and they wouldn't want to live any other way.

"And while there's part of me that says, 'Oh, my goodness, I don't think I could see them make grounds,' there's another part of me that says, 'Well, just watch them.' "Conservatives are not alone in watching warily.

Gay-marriage advocates have become leery of public association with the poly cause—lest it give their enemies ammunition.

Everyone in this group is heterosexual, and they insist they never sleep with more than one person at a time.

Custody battles among poly parents are not uncommon; the most public of them was a 1999 case in which a 22-year-old Tennessee woman lost rights to parent her daughter after outing herself on an MTV documentary.

Terisa, 41, is at the center of this particular polyamorous cluster.

A filmmaker and actress, she is well-spoken, slender and attractive, with dark, shoulder-length hair, porcelain skin—and a powerful need for attention.

"Boyfriend and f*ck buddy both miss the mark, but in different ways. I hate them all." I sip thoughtfully and stretch my toes to a point.

Terisa Greenan and her boyfriend, Matt, are enjoying a rare day of Seattle sun, sharing a beet carpaccio on the patio of a local restaurant.