We’re using the terms polyamory, non-monogamy and open relationship interchangeably.Our advice will be useful for people in many different styles of non-traditional relationships.This is a 7-part series, and we’ll post one part each week.
This series will examine OKCupid’s features in detail, from setting up your profile through to sending your first messages.
To add a woman’s perspective, I asked Molly Rene, a polyamorous blogger, to offer her thoughts.
Like me she uses Ok Cupid to find cute boys and girls to spend time with, but idiots beware — especially clueless messages get reposted on her blog.
Though we hope the guide will be useful to everyone, we’re focusing on what makes OKCupid of special interest to those practicing polyamory.
This guide is available under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial License, which means you can share it and repost it as long you do not profit from it in any way (including advertising), and you must give credit to authors Molly Rene and Kit O’Connell.
Table of Contents Introduction Once upon a time, personals dating had a stigma attached to it — the only options were newspaper ads which were paid by the word, or incredibly awkward video dating.Even as the Internet began to provide alternatives, there was a widely held perception that only the most socially inept nerds made use of online dating.Polyamory and OKCupid In my Ethical Slut Read-along, I talked briefly about OKCupid, calling it one of the best sites on the Internet for polyamorous dating.For several years, many friends and readers have been curious about my success at finding friends and lovers on this free dating site.My long-time relationship with Pet is just one of many lasting connections I have made through the site.It’s a great resource for anyone looking for intimate connections, but its features make it particularly interesting to those in open relationships and the non-monogamous.