What is 'solo polyamory' that is growing more and more every day

What is 'solo polyamory' that is growing more and more every day

Essentially, solo polyamory refers to people who are open to dating or being involved in multiple relationships without having a 'primary partner': a person to whom they are committed above all other partners. Instead, the solo polyamorist may see himself as his primary partner, eschewing typical relationship goals such as pooling finances or living with a partner, marriage, and having children.

Solo polyamorists represent a small fraction of polyamorists overall, many of whom tend to have or intend to have a partner. Therefore, it is difficult to speak with concrete numbers about solo polyamorists. However, some studies show that younger generations are more likely to have such relationships.

According to a 2020 YouGov survey of 1,300 US adults, 43% of young adults said their ideal relationship would be non-monogamous, while only 30% of Gen X said the same. Overall, the 2016 research, synthesizing two different studies in the US, showed that 20% of respondents were involved in a consensual non-monogamous relationship at some point.

Many consider solo polyamory a selfish or greedy act.

The term solo polyamory gained popularity with the blog, written by journalist Amy Gahran.

Solo polyamorous people tend to be allosexual, but some are asexual and have multiple, non-sexual relationships.

Solo polyamorists are also not meant to be like this forever. One may identify as such today but end up married tomorrow.