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OkCupid Adds an element for the Polyamorous

Seeing an elevated curiosity about non-monogamous plans, the business allows partners to connect their pages and look for extra mates.

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Online-dating behemoth OkCupid is including an element tailor-made for polyamorous individuals. The setting that is new which became readily available for some beta users in December, enables users that are detailed as “seeing some body,” “married,” or “in an open relationship” regarding the platform to connect their pages and seek out other folks to become listed on their relationship. It is rolled off to all users on Friday.

A screenshot for the brand new function acquired by The Atlantic shows a stock picture of an example individual detailed as “in an available relationship” with another, whoever profile is connected below their.

A screenshot for the forthcoming “couples linking” function. (OkCupid)

The move will come in reaction to an uptick that is rapid the amount of OkCupid users enthusiastic about non-monogamous relationships. In accordance with the company’s data, 24 % of the polyamorous dating site users are “seriously interested” in team intercourse. Forty-two per cent would think about dating some one currently involved with an available or relationship that is polyamorous. Both figures represent increases of 8 portion points from 5 years ago. The amount of individuals who state they’ve been entirely devoted to monogamy, meanwhile, has dropped up to a minority of all of the users, 44 per cent, down from 56 %.

“It appears that now folks are more ready to accept polyamory as being a concept,” stated Jimena Almendares, OkCupid’s main item officer.

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