#open blog.

A multimedia blog project centering non-monogamy, polyamory, and non-traditional relationships.

  • Here’s How Emotional Abuse Can Look Different In Non-Monogamy

    Here’s How Emotional Abuse Can Look Different In Non-Monogamy

    If they’re telling you you shouldn’t be feeling something because it’s irrational or it’s unevolved, that is a big warning sign for emotional abuse in polyamory.


  • 7 Important Reasons Why #open Doesn’t Do Background Checks

    7 Important Reasons Why #open Doesn’t Do Background Checks

    All you need to know about new background checking tools on dating apps and why #open doesn’t use them.


  • Is Being A Player So Wrong? What Game Theory Teaches Us About Dating

    Is Being A Player So Wrong? What Game Theory Teaches Us About Dating

    Here’s what game theory can teach us about loving the player, and changing the game.


  • What The &#*@ Is Ethical Non-Monogamy?

    What The &#*@ Is Ethical Non-Monogamy?

    Demystifying ethical non-monogamy, all its beautiful sub-categories, and the reasons why people practice it.


  • Why Should Dating App Users Pay For Safety Features That Don’t Actually Work?

    Why Should Dating App Users Pay For Safety Features That Don’t Actually Work?

    While companies profit off of women’s very real fears of assault, little is being done to actually reduce violence against women.


  • Here’s Why Background Checks On Dating Apps Promote A False Sense Of Safety

    Here’s Why Background Checks On Dating Apps Promote A False Sense Of Safety

    While background checks on dating apps seem like a way to protect users, experts claim they will negatively impact privacy and security.


  • Even More People Are Talking About Non-Monogamy

    Even More People Are Talking About Non-Monogamy

    Consensual non-monogamy continues to make headlines in global media articles!


  • Looking For Sober Date Ideas? My Partner And I Took A Yoga Class With Goats

    Looking For Sober Date Ideas? My Partner And I Took A Yoga Class With Goats

    When yoga came up as a possible date activity, and I was tasked with setting it up, I went for the quirkiest option I could find, and that happened to be goat yoga at Bradley Mountain Farm.


  • Dating IRL During the Summer Of COVID-19

    Dating IRL During the Summer Of COVID-19

    Boldly asking potential dates what their recent exposure looks like, if they’ve been wearing masks, and whether they’ve taken appropriate distancing considerations when in public has become my new standard.


  • This User Planned A Sexy Virtual Date Night To Serenade Their Partner #isoDating

    This User Planned A Sexy Virtual Date Night To Serenade Their Partner #isoDating

    We love the creativity that planning this date involved.