I have some friends who have been in a 3-way relationship for 5+ years now. It started with 2 guys who were together for many years and then the third came along.
The topic of polyamory is now also being discussed. See page 39 of The Fight Magazine in the link.
I was recently in a tribe discussion group (see other link) where monogamy vs. open relationships was discussed and the opinions varied widely, similar to this topic with both sides feeling strongly about their viewpoint. One of the participants, who was pretty neutral on the subject used the word "intimacy" to describe something that is lacking and desired for many (his statement drew cheers). He spoke towards the end of the meeting and was surprised that word had never come up.
For those of you who are good with open relationships, would that also make you open to 3+ relationships or is that too much? It seems to me that we are all on our own paths through life and when 2 people meet at a point where their paths are such that they are synergistic relationships work and are beneficial. But our paths and personalities change and this can make what at one point was a synergistic relationship a counter productive one that can stifle growth, particularly in youth.
Maybe when we get older settling down becomes easier because we have been down the trail and want someone to share that final stretch.
It's been a few years now since people have posted on this topic. I'm wondering if any of the people who posted here have changed or strengthened their opinions after more experience?