How many people are swingers or polyamorous?

You see figures all over the media about how many people are swingers, polyamorous or have some other form of open relationship. The truth is that all the stats are just educated guesses since many people are very guarded about their relationship type and won’t be honest even if asked in complete anonymity.

From my personal experience and research I’ve found this:

  • 1 in 100 couples are active swingers or have some other form of open relationship
  • 1 in 4 couples dabble in an open relationship of some type, whether it’s swinging, polyamory, a threesome once in a while or something else.

The simple fact is that open relationships are more common than most would want to admit and more and more people are realizing every day that they don’t have to be monogamous to be in love with each other and happy as society tells them.

  • Chrissy

    My partner and I are both Polyamorous. I have a second lover as well. I am hooked into OkCupid as well. Why not share what you have to give with others?

  • Llbba

    People have a hard time believing you can love your spouse/boyfriend and want outside activity.

  • Which is puzzling because I think most people at one time or another in their life will be in love with two people at the same time. Some act on it and either renegotiate their relationship to an open one, some cheat to fulfill that and others take no action and for the rest of their lives keep that person as a happy little memory and a little smirk from time to time that their spouse will never understand.