Also an act of insecurity where the person needs more than one mate to satisfy themselves and to boost their ego.
"no man, he's in an open relationship"
The people into open relationship say that:
-they are more honest and successful than the people into closed ones,
-that people into closed ones are jealous of them,
-that people into closed ones are being said since they were child that open relationships are bad.
-that people into closed ones are not free minded*
Open relationships doesn't impeach:
-cross the rules
Moreover, people involved are not fully free, they are still held down by rules and the one you're in couple with.
Free minded here means that you have to follow all the ideas that free minded groups have. Closed minded means that you follow all ideas "regular" groups have.
By following, a group of idea, which group can say that they are more free than the other group?
People in "regular" relationships just think that you are in useless stuff.
Being single is the real status that you makes you really free.
A flirts with every girl he meets and sometimes have sex whereas the rule is to not have sex.
Then he come back home and say that he just flirted with B, C, D. So, his girlfriend thank him for have not crossed any rule (whereas he did).
He actually loves to have this image of perfect prince fully dedicated with NO FLAWS and still act dirty undercover.
2. A heterosexual relationship or marriage in which the female engages in sexual relations with multiple partners and somehow talks the male into accepting this. The male partner in such a relationship is known as the patsy or victim. This person may speak openly about being "in an open relationship," but generally does not himself pursue alternate partners. The male in these cases is almost always a dutiful idiot, often a SNAG, who sits at home and develops a potentially deadly ulcer, while his partner gets nasty with every dude she can. This type of male is also known as a man-bitch.
The Open Relationship is exclusively dominated by the female. Normal men who wish to pursue multiple sex partners remain single or cheat. This does not include so-called swingers, a sub-class of perv.
The Open Relationship is, more often than not, a precursor to divorce, or occasionally to homicide.
Dude! Oh my God. She invited me over for dinner with the two of them.
Don't do it, man. Fake your own death. Anything. There is no good outcome.
What if I go over while he's out of town?
Oh, that's fine then.
A: One person falls for the new person they hooked up with and falls out of love with their long distance partner.
B: When the person in the long distance relationship didn't tell the new person that he/she was already in a long distance relationship before dating said person, i.e cheating.
2. A polyamorous relationship.
A: Guy: Ugh, I can't believe I agreed to an open relationship, now she left me for some player!
B: Girl#1: "Man, I can't believe that he actually dumped me for this chick in college!"
Girl#2: "Ouch. Didn't you know? He is in an open relationship with her."
2. Girl#1: I heard that Jack is in an open relationship, isn't that crazy?! He walks around holding two girls hands like he owns them!
Girl#2: Well, hey. At least he's not cheating on them.
Far: I totally hooked up someone last night.
Near: WTF! You slut, whore, bitch! I can't believe you!
Far: But we have an open relationship.
Near: Oh, I forgot.
Far: And it didn't mean anything. He wasn't that good anyway.
Near: Oh, okay...
Far: I still like you.
Near: I like you too, I suppose.
Far: Awesome, I'm happy we're still together.