Originally Posted by Marcus
This is not even remotely accurate.
There is no time frame or depth of intimacy inherent in describing oneself as poly any more than there is in monogamy. Every person sees romance, love, and intimacy different and it is an entirely subjective topic.
That's your opinion. In mine, poly is about building multiple, committed relationships. What the OP wanted for her boyfriend seemed more like an open relationship. .... casual encounters and dating around. ... she indicated she would object to him forming another relationship.
No relationship starts out as long term and serious, but poly means you're open to such developing. At least that would be my expectation.