More & More Americans Interested In An Open Relationship

While a lot of people are out there looking for “the one,” there are apparently plenty of folks who don’t think monogamy is for them, even if they are married. And while some people would never be satisfied with an open relationship that allows them and their partner to sleep with other people, a new poll finds there are a lot of folks who are curious about them.

A new YouGov poll of more than 23,000 Americans finds:

  • 26% of Americans are interested in having an open relationship, while 68% are absolutely not interested.
  • Men are more likely than women to be interested in them (32% vs. 19%).
  • When it comes to married couples, husbands are again more interested in not being monogamous than wives (30% vs. 21%).
  • As for generations, Millennials are the most open to the idea of a non-monogamous relationship (41%), followed by:
    • Gen Z (29%)
    • Gen X (23%)
    • Baby Boomers (12%)
  • And sexual orientation also seems to be a factor when it comes to wanting open relationships.
  • While only 22% of people who identify as heterosexual are open to the idea, 46% of those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are interested. 


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