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View Poll Results: What type of poly origin did you have?
I've always had poly tendencies and never really took to monogamy 14 12.84%
I've always had poly tendencies and tried to be monogamous before 43 39.45%
I fell in love with a poly person and have adapted to the lifestyle 14 12.84%
I read or heard about someone else's poly experiences and thought it could work for me 5 4.59%
Other 33 30.28%
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:21 AM
Cleo Cleo is offline
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Default "Why Poly?" - What would you answer?

So, I'm pretty open about my life. Lately I've found myself among inquisitive and sceptical people a lot, and the question that keeps popping up is


Why do I want to live my life this way?

With my friends I have long and thoughtful discussions about how it all came to this point and what I feel about the pros and cons etc. To annoying guys in bars I simply say " because I can" and start a conversation with someone else. But I guess I'm looking for a simple one-or-two sentence answer that is not too flippant and yet not too complicated ... and I haven't come up with it yet.

What would you say if you had to answer the 'poly? why?' question?
Cleo - forties straight female
Ren - husband of 20 years
Bo - BF of 1+ year
Lou & Jane - Ren's girlfriends
Lin - Bo's other GF
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