‘A Trend Toward Openness’: Dating Site Adds Feature for Users to Hook Up With Multiple Partners

MarriageNEW YORK – An online dating website has added a new feature for polyamorous relationships, allowing users who are already married or in relationships to search for additional partners.

OkCupid is a free matchmaking website that finds dates for users based on surveys and algorithms. The site is visited by millions of people each year, making it one of the most-used dating websites in the country.

In 2014, OkCupid generated some media attention for expanding its selection of sexual orientation options users can select to describe themselves. The site now offers a dozen sexual orientation options, including “asexual,” “demisexual,” “heteroflexible,” “homoflexible,” “pansexual,” and “sapiosexual.” (A user can select up to five to describe his or her orientation.)

Furthermore, the site reportedly offers 22 gender options, including but not limited to “androgynous,” “genderfluid,” “intersex,” “pangender,” “two spirit,” and “other.”

Then, on Friday, the dating website rolled out a new feature for polyamorous people who may already be married but want to find another partner.

“Monogamy ain’t for everyone,” said a Friday Tweet from the site. “Now people in polyamorous relationships can link their OkCupid accounts.”

The new feature is called “Couples Linking,” and it allows people who identify as “married,” “seeing someone,” or “in an open relationship” to find new individuals with whom to have relationships.

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“We saw a need coming from current users in non-monogamous relationships and we identified that there was a trend towards more openness, and even curiosity, regarding non-monogamous and open relationships,” said Jimena Almendares, OKCupid’s chief product officer, according to “Time” magazine.

OkCupid decided to add the new feature after noticing that 24 percent of their users said they are “seriously interested” in group sex, while 42 percent said they would consider dating someone already in a relationship.

“It seems that now people are more open to polyamory as a concept,” Almendares said, according to “The Atlantic.”

“Finding your partner is very important,” she added. “You should have the option to express specifically and exactly who you are and what you need.”

Many Christian leaders have warned of the culture’s endorsements of deviant sexual behaviors and predicted that the homosexual “marriage” movement would eventually give rise to other sinful lifestyles, including polygamy.

“For years I’ve been saying that once you open the door to redefine marriage, where do you stop?” wrote Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham in September.

“After all, if ‘love wins,’ as gay ‘marriage’ activists say, then by this line of thinking why shouldn’t ‘love win’ in cases of polygamy, bestiality, and pedophilia?” Ham continued. “As soon as you get rid of an absolute standard—God’s Word—anything and everything goes with regard to marriage. It’s just like Scripture says, ‘everyone did what was right in his own eyes’ (Judges 21:25).”

No matter what dating websites introduce, the Bible’s standards on marriage do not change. Polygamy is wrong, says Ham.

“Polygamy—and other perversions of marriage—are wrong, and we as Christians can say so because we have the authoritative word from the Creator of marriage,” he wrote. “You see, Genesis describes the creation of marriage. It is not something that evolved or that society or a government invented. It’s an institution created by God.”

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  • BarkingDawg

    Wow, this is news?

    Go to “plenty of fish dot com”

    The whole site is based on the “quickie”

  • OkCupid boycotted Firefox because Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich had the temerity to support proposition 8, which they knew because of an illegal betrayal of trust. Mozilla caved into this organisation, as if they had the moral high ground: they fired the guy who knows the most about the thing they produce. How’s that moral ground working out for OkCupid now? They certainly seem to be breaking new ground in morality.

  • The Guest

    Welcome to the Last Days… “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy (same as 2 Timothy 3). ***Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.***” Romans 1:26-32

    • Voiceofreason1

      Well said! Thank you for contributing. An excellent reminder of last days prophecy. We are in the end times to be sure.

  • Nidalap

    Quickly sliding towards the depravity of the days of Lot…

  • Emmanuel

    This is the perfect example of “all is ok” when you remove or redefine sin.
    I’m curious to know, how many “christians” visit this site to use their services.

    • Becky

      A Christian is a follower of Christ. Those who utilize that site aren’t Christians. Some might claim to be a Christian, but they’re certainly not.

      • Emmanuel

        Paper Christian like our President

  • Chris Nystrom

    Polygamy and polyamory are very different things.

    • Amos Moses

      No, they are not.

      • Chris Nystrom

        Polygamy is a permanent marital relationship practiced by the great patriarchs of the Bible. Polyamory is a extra-marital relationship. The life long marital commitment between a man and woman is what makes the relationship holy. Polygamy is not a sin. Polyamory is.

        • Amos Moses

          Actually, both are a sin. There is no difference.

          • Chris Nystrom

            Sex with your wife is not a sin. David having relations with Abigail was not a sin, for example. In fact it is part of his duty as a husband. It is wrong of you to add to what the scripture says.

          • Amos Moses

            Titus1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

            Not “adding”, One Wife……………………..