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As opposed to this tiny-to-nonexistant role of jealousy, I think pretty much everyone here has experienced compersion.
Compersion is the opposite of jealousy, being really happy for your partner when they meet someone new and they are obviously happy.
I know this hasn’t been anywhere close to the experience of all polyamorous people, but it’s my experience and that of the people I’ve talked to most about this.
My roommate Mike dates the same three people I am dating, including Alicorn who also lives with us (this is not normal for polyamory, and all three people started dating Mike and then met me and started dating me too, so I guess the moral of the story is to think very hard before accepting me as a roommate).
And you have a hard time even getting the energy to debate him.
And then it started to look like a slightly better idea to take part in it than to not take part in it. So I will just say that Alicorn and Mike are probably the best couple I have ever seen.
I have lived with them for seven months now and never once have I seen them get in a fight (I know there is way more to being a couple than not fighting but I’m trying to think of objective numerical evidence I can report here beyond “if you know them, you know what I mean”).
You’re like “Yeah, there are some Irish people around. It’s not right for Irish and non-Irish people to mix! ” And not only do you not think that Irish people are a Big Deal, but you’re about 99% sure that after the Know-Nothing spends a couple of months in 21st-century America he’s going forget about the whole Irish thing too.
I think my boss might be half-Irish or something, although I’m not sure. There’s just no way someone seeing how boring and ordinary Irish-Americans are could continue to consider worrying about it a remotely good use of their time.