S., and in 2010, an estimated eight million couples were practicing some form of nonmonogamy.
So I tried to date/meet other men but ultimately I just wanted to be with him. I eventually told him I couldn’t be with him anymore, that he wasn’t giving me what I needed and that I was out. Five days later after I cut him loose, he met a woman at a bar and started dating her, it has now been 4 years and they are still together.For today’s 20- and 30-somethings, these trends are meaningful.More than 40 percent of millenials think marriage is “becoming obsolete” (compared to 43 percent of Gen Xers, 35 percent of baby boomers, and 32 percent of people aged 65-plus).For many of us, the urge to couple up is a strong one. But does love mean never dating or having sex with other people?Several years ago, I decided to challenge the idea that the only way to a loving, committed relationship was to be monogamous.While men are definitely hunters when it comes to getting women in bed, such competitiveness might actually be a turn off to a relationship ready man as it may cause him to question how serious the woman is about finding a relationship if she’s dating several men at a time.