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..."
by LOVELORN? March 8, 2005
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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”?
by Holivia November 7, 2006
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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."

Q: "Why"
A: "I love Michael and want for him to experience all of what life has to offer"
by peace4kitty20 March 17, 2012
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A term that allows you to give in to your slutty urges with other guys while having someone around at your disposal in the event that you're unable to hook up with anything hotter.
Nakita is in an open relationship. She is free to chat all day with guys.She is with the guy until she finds someone better.
by ravi001 April 24, 2014
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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!"
by jon burton June 14, 2006
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when two people are seeing eachother and agree to see other people as well, except one of the two people doesnt really want to be in an un exlusive relationship and winds up getting hurt. To put it simply two people that are dating eachother but one of them is getting more screwed than the other.
Im really into you but not into you enough to not go plant my seed elsewhere so I think we need to be in an open relationship.
by alicatmeoowwwwww June 28, 2010
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is when a couple has decided to see other people but still keep the relationship that they have and still have the same feeling that they had befor. it takes two very mature people to let you patner see someone else
i love my boyfriend but i want to date other people and let my boy friend do the same
by jackie March 4, 2005
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