Originally Posted by NeonKaos
I can see it being referred to that way by people who are unfamiliar with other relationship styles, but that does not mean that IS "a lifestyle". There may be people on this forum who consider themselves to have "a poly lifestyle", but that does not mean that there is "a" or "the" poly lifestyle for everyone who is involved in more than one lover-ly relationship.
Mostly I just do that to be a butthead. I do the same if someone is tiptoeing around the fact that I 'choose' to be gay. I let them know that I support their right to choose to be straight, but that it doesn't work for me. :} The most common response is, "But... that's not really a lifestyle/choice."
Haha, no, it's not.