Non-monogamy (or nonmonogamy) is an umbrella term for every practice or philosophy of intimate relationship that does not strictly hew to the standards of monogamy, particularly that of having only one person with whom to exchange sex, love, and affection.Therefore, in that sense "nonmonogamy" may be as accurately applied to infidelity and extramarital sex as to group marriage or polyamory.The results showed that the deal as more important than deal breakers when considering the person as a short-term mate.
Finally, women had a more negative reaction than men to learning that a person had negative personality traits.
After the participants made their ratings, they learned that each of the potential mates possessed a specific potential deal breaker (e.g., an unhealthy lifestyle, undesirable personality traits, interest only in a casual sexual relationship when you’re interested in a serious relationship, or vice-versa).
Participants then re-evaluated their interest type of relationship with the person, including friendship.
Of course, small samples of college students don’t represent most singles.
So in a third study, the researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,744 single American adults.
There are forms whose practitioners set themselves apart by qualifiers such as "ethically non-monogamous" with the intent of distancing from the deceit or subterfuge they perceive in certain other relational forms.