Polyamory married and dating watch
In the ‘80’s, ‘90’s and into the early 2000’s, I appeared on a lot of television talk shows and a few documentaries, mostly as an expert on polyamory, but I don’t have any experience at all with reality TV which has only taken off in recent years, apart from watching a few episodes of the most popular shows and talking with a half dozen producers over the years who thought that a reality TV series on polyamory would be a big hit.
None of those conversations ever led to a show getting on the air so far as I know, although a few pilots were shot and at least one contract signed.
Contrary to what most people might anticipate, jealousy arises in the MFF triad when one of the women (the legal wife) lets it be known that she has a new (male) love interest.
And it’s the “other woman” in the triad who is most openly (and endearingly) jealous and pressures the legal wife to put her new guy on hold.
They did a really fabulous job of capturing the essence of the workshop on film, except for inserting footage of two triads making love for the cameras and making it look like it was part of the workshop instead of the extracurricular activity that it was.
This little bit may have been responsible for fifteen years of popularity, but I prefer to think it was the multi-dimensional and transformational experiences of the participants that television viewers have found so intriguing over the years.
In my opinion, succeeds brilliantly at introducing seven main characters in less than thirty minutes.
And many of these people also have ongoing, non-monogamous relationships.
As it’s become increasingly clear that the institution of marriage is in serious trouble, some sort of expansion, whether or not we call it polyamory, seems to hold out hope for long term, stable relationships.