Originally Posted by hyperskeptic
Maybe this is just an impression I have: for the mainstream American mindset, at least, poly is near the bottom of the slippery slope, just above (or next to?) bestiality or, as one especially dense public official would have it, marrying inanimate objects.
I think it depends a lot on presentation.
When I tell people I'm dating more than one person and that I live on my parents' property in a tiny mother-in-law apartment, surprisingly, most older people seem to think it's downright normal.
The worst reactions have been from straight monogamous women who are married, of whom you could not pay me enough to sleep with their husbands.