Woman A: We met at yoga class and flirted some before and after class. He was very straightforward about it and never tried (or tries) to hide anything. We also like talking about relationships principles in the abstract and we're both unconventional, so it wasn't really a leap to apply it to ourselves.He didn't wear a wedding ring and I didn't know he was married. Was one person more into it and the other person less into it?Also it's good to examine why exactly you feel jealous because it might have nothing to do with your partner or their most recent hookup.What are some common misconceptions about open relationships?
So I'd respect those if I decided to date a second man. We don't have rules about what we can and can't do with other people, but I'm sure if one of us felt something should be out of bounds we would talk about it when it came up.How do the other people you date/sleep with usually react when you tell them you're in an open relationship?Woman A: I haven't dated or slept with someone else, but when other people find out, they're usually just surprised when they hear it's open.I mostly dealt with it by talking it out with my best friend, who was very understanding and helpful, and by being clear with him about what I needed or by requesting more time together.My partner is never jealous and I think he would be pleasantly surprised if he learned I was open to dating another man too. But jealousy honestly doesn't come up that often these days because of how openly we communicate with each other.