By Dyer R. Bainbridge
In this day and age, there’s a lot of things that affect the minds of the young; whether it be movies, music, television, who they surround themselves with, or what they are force fed in school, a lot of outside sources help mold the minds of our youth. Unfortunately, not all of these things are good influences, many are degenerate in every sense of the word. I am a millenial, born at the end of 1992, and I have witnessed these degeneracies first hand. I could go on for days about these modern day woes but one of these topics has become more and more prominent to me: polyamory.
I will admit, I am on a few dating apps myself, some which include Tinder and OkCupid. About two times a week I do my daily routine swiping with an ever increasing disdain for my own generation. At least 1 out of 5 profiles I come across are labeled as being in an “Open Relationship” or they have “polyamorous” in their biography. With this new age trend on the rise, I have seen more and more people explicitly state “monogamous” in their biographies. You know that society is heading face first into an early grave when people have to specify that they’re looking to have a monogamous relationship, something of which used to be a cultural norm in Western society.
To my surprise, or perhaps naivety, I found a coworker on OkCupid who classified her personal preference as polyamorous. In her biography, she states that she has been in a relationship with the same man for four years and that even with their open relationship they still love each other. She also claims that love is “endless,” “knows no bounds,” that your partner is not “personal property,” along with other nonsensical, illogical rhetoric people use to justify their own degenerate, responsibility free behavior. To further pile on to my disgust, she made a post on Facebook about this as well, and people praised her for her “strength” and “devotion.”
First off, using “love” to justify sleeping around with multiple partners while in a relationship is a load of rubbish. If you truly knew what love is you wouldn’t be sleeping around with other people in the first place. The person you maintain the main relationship with is the only person you should need. Secondly, love does know bounds, the bounds within the confines of the relationship you built with the person you love. Thirdly, your partner is not your property, your partner is your equal. The entire point of a deep, romantic relationship is to be devoted to one another and one another solely. There is nothing “strong” about sleeping around and there is not an ounce of devotion in a “relationship” that allows it. Make no mistake, this is a case of having your cake and eating it too. Except this time the cake is a dick and you’re just a whore.
– Dyer R. Bainbridge