Research tells us that about 4 to 5 percent of heterosexual couples have agreed to have an open relationship. In other words, theyve given their consent to not be monogamous. That may seem like a relatively small and, given the stigma surrounding open relationships, unsurprising number.
Do open relationships work statistics?
1 in 5 Americans who claim to be single has been involved in a consensual, open relationship. Around 4% to 9% of American adults engage in some sort of open relationship. In a study of 2,270 respondents, 4% reported being in an open relationship.
Are open relationships more common?
In a follow-up study, the same group of researchers discovered that more than one in five Americans have engaged in a non-monogamous relationship at one point in their lifetime. So, it would seem that at least 20 percent of the American public is open to an open relationship.
Are people in open relationships really in love?
Yes, it is completely natural and normal to desire and be attracted to other people. That doesnt mean you want to build a relationship with them. It can even be a possible solution to re-spark your relationship or prevent infidelity. Yes, being with someone else can make you closer to your partner.