" is an expression I made up on the fly JUST for Legion
It's when you and your partner agree to "be polyamorous" but one of you doesn't actually want the other to PRACTICE it.
In other words, you are "allowed" to see other people, but the constraints and stipulations are so unrealistic that you are unable to do so without violating the other person's "trust" or "boundaries" somehow.
Originally Posted by Ceoli
"Poly-in-theory" is a term often used for couples who first declare they're poly and decide to go unicorn hunting without any practical experience in polyamory too.