I was recently told about Polyamory by a tumblr friend. At first, I was hesitant because I thought she was referring to just polygamy. But as she told me more, I become very curious and liked everything I was told. I’m wondering if perhaps I am poly…? Before I get into every relationship I caution my partners that I will likely flirt with other people, but they shouldn’t be worried. Also, I always find myself inclined to end relationships because I form crushes on other people.
You might be poly! You might not. I’m just an internet advice columnist! If in the past, you found yourself capable of crushing on multiple people at once, polyamory is definitely something worth checking out! Try reading The Ethical Slut and More Than Two, and checking out online resources explaining and introducing polyamory.
But remember that polyamory is not a cure-all for relationship problems. If you left relationships in the past because you got bored with them, or found yourself sabotaging them, or if part of the draw of flirting with other people is seeing your partners jealous - those are things to work out with yourself before drawing others in. In general, I think poly is a pretty awesome, healthy way to be, and I wish you good luck in your explorations!