From ages we have been brain washed by our ancestors to practice monogamy. Do u think its a viable concept now? Open relationships, in my opinion, are more satisfying. U won't have to lie about cheating because it will be a given in your relationship.
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I've been in an open relationship before and it was the longest lasting and most staisfying one (according to him back them, he felt the same way). It definitely isn't for everyone (or rather, for most people), but if you and your partner both want it that way, it can not only work out well, it can actually make things easier. But what's absolutely crucial is that both 100% want it that way. Sometimes a partner just says they want it too, because they don't want to risk losing their partner otherwise. It only works if it's a desire you both share.
As for "there won't be any cheating" - that depends. An open relationship does not mean there are no rules. In fact, open relationships require unambiguous rules almost more so than traditional relationships, since in traditional exclusive relationships most of the rules are obvious from the start and don't need to be explicitly agreed on (except for details - there's more than exclusive relationships and open relationships, there are a lot of nuances in between). So you will definitely have to properly communicate with your partner about what you two are okay with and what not. An open relationship does not necessarily mean anything goes.
For instance, some couples in open relationships are okay with each other doing sexual things with other people except for actual intercourse. Some couples are okay with anything as long as it's only hook-ups and there is no emotional attachment involved (that was how it was in my relationship).
So you see, open relationships do not mean there are no rules, obviously. In fact, the rules of open relationships need to be properly communicated even more so than in fully exclusive ones.3