When you super-monogamous and you find out that your hookup has been hiding his open relationship from you, how do you handle that? With the rise of app culture, dating has been all about diversifying your options. Part of that means normalizing open relationships and/or polyamory, which isn’t necessarily bad news since ethical non-monogamy can be healthy. In fact, one study by the University of Guelph showed that people in consensual non-monogamous relationships “experience the same levels of relationship satisfaction, psychological well-being and sexual satisfaction as those in monogamous relationships.”
But take note of the word “consensual,” which here means everyone was involved with other partners, and more importantly, everyone was aware of said other partners. And if non-monogamy isn’t your thing (which is totally acceptable), finding out your new fling has other flings or even a full-blown serious relationship other than you is off-putting, right?