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ziq wrote

No I'm not 15.

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Zzzxxxyyy wrote

Idk, but these terms seem, to me, like a way of devaluing a romantic or sexual partner. I think one of the ways people are being oppressed is by weakening our friendships and bonds, that way we never feel truly outraged until injustice happens to us personally.

Objectification, relocation, self-love, wellness culture, etc. are all used to get us to isolate ourselves.

Not that dating can’t be fun, light, playful, but I think people should be given more dignity and valued more highly. The polyamory folks have excellent vocabulary for respectfully describing non-monogamous relationships.

On that note, should we/do we have polyamory and non-monogamy forums here?

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Dumai wrote

they're just easy gender-neutral terms for romantic partners

dunno how they exactly devalue anybody

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

I have friends I'm romantically inclined towards but am not 'actively' seeing. I've never really felt like calling it other than just plain close friendship.

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sudo wrote

Nay. I'm not one for relationships.

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365degrees wrote

As the song goes, I've got two loves. They don't tweet like birds though, the rest doesn't really apply. They're kinda far away so it's slightly awkward but we made it work somehow.

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