Trendspotters at work
By Rebecca Ammon
...4 – Free Love: Free Love was once thought of as a movement that rejected the constraints of marriage. Today it is experienced as polyamory. Open relationships that involve the love and compassion for another have been growing in popularity for years. 2011 will prove to be the year this type of lifestyle will blossom.
Whole article (Dec. 29, 2010).
Elsewhere, the commercial online women's site TrèsSugar offered as a trend of last year:
Polyamory: Maybe it's just part of the '70s revival, but with extramarital dating sites popping up and a book touting the benefits of cheating, open relationships gained traction as a feasible option this year.
Comments needed about that, say I.