Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

New site promotes openness to open relationships




A man looks at a dating site on his computer in Washington,DC on February 10, 2014.
A man looks at a dating site on his computer in Washington,DC on February 10, 2014.
EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images

Listen to story

15:39
Download this story 7.0MB

Openminded.com, a dating site devoted to polyamorous relationships, launched earlier this week, garnering a membership of 10,000 on its first day.

The site bills itself as a place for people that seek open relationships, but is decidedly anti-cheating and wants members to be open and honest with all parties involved. It’s all about embracing different kinds of relationships instead of hiding behind societally accepted norms. Experts hope it will dispel what they call common misconceptions about open relationships.

Has an open relationship worked for you or not? How did you define it? Do you and your partners agree to boundaries? How do you deal with jealousy? Have you tried and failed to make polyamory feel right?

Guest:

Elisabeth Sheff, Ph.D., Sociologist and an expert on polyamory: author of The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families