Would you be okay with a half-open relationship? Where your partner has the freedom to sleep with other people but you do not?

Say you were in a relationship with a woman who, for various reasons wanted to sleep with other people occasionally as well as you, or maybe not even that, maybe just kissing and other minor sex acts. Could you ever be okay with that if the rules were you weren't allowed to do the same? You can only sleep with her, and anyone she might bring to your bed for threesomes/etc.
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  • I would love it as long as I loved her and knew she loved me. If a woman is so confident and honest to admit she wants to play around and does it, who am I to stop it? To have the sassy audacity to not let me do the same would have me climbing walls for her daily. I would try anything to not let her get away. Girls who can be honest like that deserve major respect. As a guy, I see woman all the time I want to play with, it'd be nice to have a gf who admits she is the same way. If she didn't want me to play, I'd have to respect that. It wouldn't change that I'd be ok with her playing around making other guys desire her.

  • No.

    It would be nonsensical with my current partner.

    With a partner with a higher drive then me who needed this I might be okay with two way open with rules (probably not sex). Maybe. It's possible she'd take advantage more than I would. But I wouldn't have more restrictive rules then her.

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  • Hahahaha!
    That is hilarious!
    No, no no, no way that'd happen.
    No way we'd even get TO the relationship part.
    It'd end with dating.

    I'm sorry, but only someone with severe self-worth issues would be okay with such a ridiculous arrangement.

    As for me - I'm monogamous and I always expect him to be monogamous as well. If he wants to date other women, he can. But he won't be dating me too, haha!

  • I suppose that if the one partner was not interested in sex, but wanted the other to have the opportunity to have a normal sex life they would go along with the idea. We also have those who really do enjoy the idea of their partner having sex with others, many times with them present. Doubt you will run across either of these scenarios very often, but they do exist such as with swingers clubs.

  • Nope, no way. I would not be okay with that. I think with those kinds of relationships, it's either all or nothing, basically if it's "open" it should apply to both people. Those relationships never work out anyways.

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  • No. If I'm in a committed relationship with a woman, I expect commitment from myself AND her. If she's cheating, and I find out, we're done. Case closed.

    • Its not about cheating, its about an agreed upon, honest open relationship. No where did I say this hypothetical woman is sneaking around or lying.

    • I wouldn't agree to that sort of thing... so it couldn't be agreed upon. Cheating I think would still be cheating, even if she told me... "Hey, I'm going to go make out with this guy for a while." Now, if it were a very new relationship, and we haddn't agreed to be commited to each other (or hadn't said either way) and she dates someone else, I wouldn't see it as cheating. Depends on the definition of cheating. It wouldn't be cheating with me, because I wouldn't be in a relationship with someone who would say "Hey, I'm going to keep seeing other guys, but you can't." Nor would I say "I love you so much that you can see other people but I will not see anyone else - Oh, and tell me when you're going to do it."

  • No. Why should anyone be okay with that? It's just unfair

  • Absolutely not, she would probably become an ex girlfriend for even mentioning it let alone insisting on it.x

  • Hell no. I won't accept anything less than complete monogamy.

  • no. I wouldn't be okay with a two-way open relationship, let alone a one-sided one

  • Yes - I'm not the jealous kind. My wife gets to sleep with others but she gets really jealous. I've used the example before, but monogamy is like buying flowers, it doesn't mean anything to me if she does it, but it means the world to her if I do it.

  • I'd be disgusted if my partner even brought an idea like this up.

  • There are people who like cuckold kind of stuff but not for me.

  • Nope.She'd miss out on the best sex in 4 continents, because I'd leave.

    • yeah because your really the best lover in the world lmfao

    • There are still 3 more continents in which to find better sex (:

  • Not a chance. What kind of horrible and selfish person would even suggest something like that. So she wants to be able to cheat but he is unable to? why even be in a relationship if your going to cheat? that person is a pig.

    • lol wow what crude judgement your making without knowing any of the background info.

    • cheating is cheating. No background is needed. there is no grey area. it is a very black and white thing..

  • Not going to happen.

  • are you guys p*rn stars? or just stupid?

  • Hahaha, eff that. You'd be hitting the streets.

  • Nope, not happening with me.

  • Only if it's both ways open. If he wants me to be okay with him hooking up with other girls, he'll have to be okay with me hooking up with other guys as well. Kinda obvious to me.

  • No way. That's just crazy

  • That is how my relationship has been with my wife for the last 15 years and it was my idea

  • The concept of being "faithful" is utopianistic nonsense.

    Especially in America.

    Give your partner the free pass.

  • not okay forever

    • "Forever"? As in, temporarily is fine by you?

    • No it means forever I won't be ok haha regardless of time

  • Not a chance in hell

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