karnzter Posted March 21, 2017 Share Posted March 21, 2017 6 hours ago, Mark said: But the moment you indicate you are interested in something outside the romantic/platonic binary you tend to get this kind of response. (Or something along the lines of "keep your options open", with the implication that you really should only be looking for something romantic.) Yeah, I know. But it really hurts and feels completely insulting to hear that my choice of going into a untraditional non-romantic and non-sexual relationship, and even be open to the consideration of being single for good and/or thinking/considering being a single parent by choice is deemed wrong in modern society. Not everyone wants either romance and/or sex and/or a relationship and/or kids. Even if I ever do blurt out someday that me and my potential distant future platonic companionate partner could consider living together under the same roof but sleep in separate bedrooms and bathe and shower in separate bathrooms, I can still be called out for the fact that living together outside of marriage is a sin in my religion (though I'm leaning more into the spiritual side than religious). Marriage is something to even have second-thoughts of. Most times, I'd prefer to be in a civil and/or domestic partnership with my partner (I await the day civil partnership for both straight and LGBT couples and gay marriage will be legal to do so here). If we're open to either of the three, it'll still be untraditional as I'd rather keep things simple, private and secretive as opposed to a publicized and grand one. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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