"However, as people, we're also inclined to be sexually jealous of a partner being with someone else, and from a biological standpoint, we're resistant to that partner having another relationship." "Usually, you see open relationships in one of two situations," says relationship expert and nationally syndicated Radio Chick Leslie Gold.
"There are the kind people engage in because their partner is a rock star or a politician and they're getting something else out of the situation, like status.
Their openness isn't a license to bed everything in sight—respect and discretion rule. D., professor of psychology at the University of Washington and co-author of The Myth of Monogamy.
"Having an open relationship can work really well for some people," he says.
For women who have been trying to find that illusive “special someone” for a while, this may seem like an impossible question to answer.