If some supporter of theirs wants to tell me what I have to do in the next SSC survey to get results that they’ll be willing to believe, then let’s talk.
[EDIT: Many people are pointing out I’m looking at actually-existing-polyamory, not polyamory as it would be practiced if it hypothetically took over all of society.
Poly men might either date women from outside the community, or have one poly woman date multiple poly men in order to even the odds.
I think this second factor probably explains some of poly women’s higher number of partners.
People who said they were “unsure” whether they were poly or mono were more likely to be single than people with either style (70% of unsure men and 58% of unsure women).
This doesn’t seem compatible with NRO and Heartiste’s theory, but it’s also not great data.Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.The objections I hear to polyamory tend to separate into two narratives sharing a common thread.However, poly men were still less likely to be single than mono men.45% of the mono men in the sample were single, suggesting polyamory doesn’t hurt low-status men’s chances of getting a date.There’s another possible skew: I’m not sure how people decided to identify as poly or monogamous (the question itself asked whether you “prefer polyamory” or “prefer monogamy”).If single people defaulted to monogamy, and some people only claimed to be polyamorous insofar as they were actually dating somebody, that might skew the percent of single people in each style.The first narrative is supposedly concerned about women, and typified by National Review’s Polyamory Is A Modern Name For A Backward Practice.It asks: What happens to women in a world where we scrap the “binary axis” of monogamy? Nobody is asking for a show called “Brother Husbands.” Nine of ten pictures for polyamory involve one man with multiple women.