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MrFarFromRight 02-10-2011 10:01 AM

"Stop me if you've heard this one" - clichés we've heard from non-polys
 
Stereotypes, clichés, put-downs, prejudices

Hi!
You are invited to submit the sort of anti-Polyamory comments you've heard or read. You may also submit your own replies to same. I'll start with 2 examples:
"You're just too immature to handle a REAL relationship!"
My heart's just too big to be limited to petty, stingy love.
"If you spread your love too widely, it's never deep anywhere."
If you take a thimbleful, or a litre... or a square kilometre of water from the ocean, is the ocean noticeably shallower?

sage 02-10-2011 10:58 AM

Welcome, welcome welcome! Thanks for the best intro I think I've ever read on this board and then straight into a link to a really good thread! I am thoroughly impressed.

We've been told "you're just not that into each other"

and

"He obviously does make your heart sing and your soul soar"

to which I say "Garbage" (just for Redpepper);)

WonderingAbout 02-10-2011 11:11 AM

"If you truly loved someone, they would be enough and you wouldn't even look at another person." :mad:

I call BS...lol

Purpurea 02-10-2011 11:38 AM

"You just haven't met the right person yet who can fulfill all your needs."

My reply is that I don't want someone to fulfill my needs, as only I can do it.

But sometimes I only reply: Yeah, maybe. :p

MrDreadful 02-10-2011 06:30 PM

"If you were really happy with your wife you wouldn't be wanting to go poly." This from a poly person too, go figure...

Karma 02-11-2011 10:00 AM

"You need to grow up and realize you're married" - Mr. Panda, about 5 minutes before I decided to stop talking to him.

KatTails 02-11-2011 06:14 PM

There must have been something wrong with or missing in your marriage if a) you decided to try swinging and b) 2rings fell so hard for someone else.

Of course - neither was true but try telling that to people.

RfromRMC 02-11-2011 06:39 PM

fun topic
 
"You're just greedy and oversexed!"
My reply: We're gay men...if all you want is just more sex, it's easier if you stay single! :p

"I can't even get one man let alone two!"
My reply: Sounds like your problem, not mine. :rolleyes:

"This isn't some kinda kinky Mormon thing is it?!?"
My reply: "MOTHER PLEASE!" :eek:


:D

nycindie 02-11-2011 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RfromRMC (Post 65973)
"I can't even get one man let alone two!"
My reply: Sounds like your problem, not mine. :rolleyes:

I love this response!

ImaginaryIllusion 02-12-2011 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WonderingAbout (Post 65721)
"If you truly loved someone, they would be enough and you wouldn't even look at another person." :mad:

I call BS...lol

Even before I started down the road to poly, I'd get this kind of thing for looking...and yeah, I looked...my response was always the same...
"I'm married...NOT dead!"


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