A relationship in which two people agree that they want to be together, but can't exactly promise that they won't see other people too. Basically, to have it all: a significant other and the freedom to hook up
with other people. Common during college for many post-high school relationships.
"Are you still with Joe?"
"Well, we're in a open relationship now. And it's don't ask, don't tell."
"Are you okay with that?"
"You know, it IS college, and there are so many cute guys out there..."
An open relationship is a relationship where one person does not own the other. The couple are not exclusively seeing each other and can date, flirt and hook up with other people should they wish to do so. In a true open relationship the couple will be fully honest with each other (unlike most regular relationships). They will not get pissed at each other for stupid things such as not ringing the day before, wearing a slutty top, passing out cold in a club, kissing that lesbian in the lift. Infact they will just love each other for who they are and support each other through times of need. Although other people will say they are sluts and it will never work, they onlys say this because they are jealous. In the end the couple will get bored of seeing other people because they realise they are the best two out there. Then they get married and have beautiful children. And retire together in Goa.
Couple in an open relationship:
Holly – “Get any luck last night?”
Jeremy - “Some nice assed latin girl”
Holly “As nice as me?”
Jeremy – “No Holly. Youre the best.”
Holly – “I know. Can you test me on my hindi?”
Jeremy – “Whats Pani”?
a). a facebook setting that allows you to give in to your sluttastic urges while keeping a "saftey net" around in the event that you're unable to hook up with anything hotter.
b). a great way to set yourself up for some hellish drama, instead of being honest with your significant other.
"oh there's no need to worry about milliscent, we're in an open relationship. yeah we just need some time- SHIT, milliscent's here! act cool, we were just talking...about...chinese fireworks. that's right, chinese fireworks and not hooking up with eacho- hey babe, how's it goin'? you okay, you look upset. you wanna talk about it, i- hey milly, babe come back!"
To hold connection with and honor a significant other, while allowing both the individual freedom of choice to to live and love without limitations.
Q:" Are you and Michael still together?"
A: "Yes! We have an open relationship now."
Q:"Are you seeing other people?"
A: "Not at the moment. "
Q:"How do you know he isn't going to "
A: "I dont know what the future holds. I trust him and trust that we will discuss our feelings for other people. "
Q:"You're ok with that Kitty? Really ok? It sounds tricky"
A: "Yes! It may be challenging at times but even more so, it's rewarding. We support each other and are able to communicate through anything."
A: "I love Michael and want for him to experience all of what life has to offer"
An open relationship is a relationship where both partners agree to see other people. Basically, it's permission to cheat.
Jane: "I hooked up with Joey last night!"
Hope: "Aren't you with John? So isn't that cheating?"
Jane: "We have an open relationship."
Hope: "That's what I said, cheating."
Jane: "But with permission."
A "couple" that can't commit to a relationship. Basically just friends with benefits.
Boy: Hey you have a boyfriend?
Girl: Yeah, but we're in an open relationship. We can see other people.
Boy: So you have sex with other guys?
Girl: I can if I wanted to.
Boy: So you're basically a slut who covers it up by saying you're in an "open relationship."
The immaturity of a person, who is not willing to commit themselves to someone. They want to be with each other, but want to see other people, too.
Also an act of insecurity where the person needs more than one mate to satisfy themselves and to boost their ego.
Example for "Open Relationship." would be: I love you, but I like them, too, and I wanna see them. Can we be in an "Open Relationship."?