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Old 07-04-2011, 09:36 PM
AutumnalTone AutumnalTone is offline
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Originally Posted by Syl View Post
Isn't polyamorous wanting to be with other people because you love them as a person because you actually know them and want them, not because you want to use them so you don't feel lonely?
A few thoughts:

Anybody who has a primary motivation of ending loneliness as a reason to enter relationships isn't really ready for said relationships.

You have to realize that they had the exact same motivation to get involved with you, for better or worse.

As far as knowing that one would want more than one partner goes, that's not unusual among poly folk.
When speaking of various forms of 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.
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