Do long-term no-strings sex arrangements ever work?

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Before a work trip a few years ago, Chloe hinted to her husband she wanted to have sex with someone else. While she didn't have a particular person in mind, it had been a fantasy of hers for a while. That didn't eventuate, but the couple officially began a non-monogamous relationship earlier this year. An old friend had called Chloe to wish her happy birthday and they ended up catching up — and sleeping together. That was the first time I had sex with anyone aside from my partner in 10 years, she says. Since then, Chloe and her husband have dated and slept with other people, with some connections stronger than others. More and more people are actively looking for alternatives to monogamy, research shows. And it's women leading this relationship revolution, explains author and social researcher Wednesday Martin.

Dating has always come with challenges. Although the advent of dating apps after that other new technologies — as able-bodied as the MeToo movement — presents a new set of norms after that expectations for American singles looking designed for casual or committed relationships, according en route for a recent Pew Research Center analyse. Among them, most say they are dissatisfied with their dating lives, according to the survey, which was conducted in October — before the coronavirus pandemic shook up the dating area. Here are some additional key findings from the study.