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Old 08-20-2009, 02:18 PM
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I had no idea there was already a mythical beast named bicorn. My suggestion came from the unicorn being named for its one (uni-) horn, and thus a male unicorn would naturally be a bicorn.

From http://www.yourdictionary.com/bicorn

bi·corn (bī′kôrn′)

adjective

having two horns or hornlike parts
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:29 PM
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After careful examination of the "flow chart" linked to in post 17 [http://www.polyamory.com/forum/showp...&postcount=17], I've decided that either (a) the author of that flow chart is decidedly NOT a polyamorist or (b) the author of the flow chart is simply cracking a joke about people who are not polyamorists and yet pretend to be polyamorists.
Actually, the guy who wrote the flowchart is a friend of mine and he is most decidedly poly. He was trying to find a way to illustrate what a lot of single bi girls (many of them partners and/or friends of his) go through when approached by couples with rather unrealistic expectations who are usually new to poly.

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So it could be a married woman that is involved with a couple?

sorry for the confusion, but I am just realizing that I might once have been a unicorn if the definition fits for married women.
From what I can gather, the classic unicorn definition is that the girl is single, so that she can be the belong to the seeking couple and no other. Yet another reason the unicorn is so rare.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:55 PM
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From what I can gather, the classic unicorn definition is that the girl is single, so that she can be the belong to the seeking couple and no other. Yet another reason the unicorn is so rare.
thank you Ceoli!

This has been explained multiple times and people still keep questioning it.

"Unicorn" is NOT the same as the HBB herself. It's the IDEA of what the "couple" or "dyad" is SEEKING. It is a LABEL for a STEREOTYPE.

Stereotypes ARE somewhat based on reality, albeit a sweeping generalization of some aspect of reality. That is why it is POSSIBLE to find a real-life "unicorn". But it is just not PROBABLE because it's an idealization, and real people are not idealizations.

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I'm gonna have to stick with Centaur.
I'm just going to take "unicorn" and drop the "o-r-n"...errr wait now...that's probably not going to work
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I'm just going to take "unicorn" and drop the "o-r-n"...errr wait now...that's probably not going to work
*Shakes head at Mono and laughs*
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:58 PM
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I'm just going to take "unicorn" and drop the "o-r-n"...errr wait now...that's probably not going to work
haha! oh you are a funny funny man.... tee hee... so silly...
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:37 AM
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My husband wants to pass this link on.... see August 13th/09 "Unicorn hunters"
apparently it explains what Narwhal is!!!! Very interesting.

http://polytripod.blogspot.com/?zx=6742f730cf76ae73
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Here's the "Unicorn Hunters" post on the above-linked blog:
http://polytripod.blogspot.com/2009/...n-hunters.html
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I've noticed a LOT of male(1) + female(1) couples showing up in this forum, looking for a female "third". In most if not all of these cases, the woman in the couple is bi and the guy is straight. What I'm wondering is... where are the male(1) + female(1) couples where the guy is bi and the gal is straight--and they're looking for another guy? Don't such couples exist? Why have we not seen any of this latter kind and SO much of the former?
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:48 PM
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I've noticed a LOT of male(1) + female(1) couples showing up in this forum, looking for a female "third". In most if not all of these cases, the woman in the couple is bi and the guy is straight. What I'm wondering is... where are the male(1) + female(1) couples where the guy is bi and the gal is straight--and they're looking for another guy? Don't such couples exist? Why have we not seen any of this latter kind and SO much of the former?
I think at least part of it is societal. First, bisexual (or lesbian) women are generally more accepted than bisexual (or gay) men. Second, many straight women would probably not marry a bisexual man due to that very reason. It's a prejudice and a stigma and not right or fair...but there you have it. IMO
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