Seeing a heightened fascination with non-monogamous plans, the business enables partners to connect their pages and look for extra mates.

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Online-dating behemoth OkCupid is incorporating an attribute tailor-made for polyamorous individuals. The brand new environment, which became designed for some beta users in December, permits users who’re listed as “seeing someone,” “married,” or “in an available relationship” in the platform to connect their pages and seek out other folks to become listed on their relationship. It’s going to be rolled down to all or any 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 associated with the forthcoming “couples linking” function. (OkCupid)

The move is available in reaction to an uptick that is rapid how many OkCupid users enthusiastic about non-monogamous relationships. Based on the company’s data, 24 per cent of the users are “seriously interested” in group intercourse. Forty-two % would think about dating somebody currently taking part in 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 these are typically entirely dedicated to monogamy, meanwhile, has dropped up to a minority of most users, 44 per cent, down from 56 %.

“It appears that now individuals are more available to polyamory as a concept,” said Jimena Almendares, OkCupid’s primary item officer. Continue reading