Originally Posted by Stevenjaguar
You will probably go through a time where you each will date another, separate person for a while and move slowly toward one person you both will love.
Perhaps. Perhaps not. There is no predictable pattern, nor is there ever likely to be one.
When speaking of various forms of non-monogamy...it ain't poly if you're just fucking around.
While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.