When I spent some time reporting on polyamorists around Higgins’ age, they talked a lot about what it was like to be in love with multiple people.
“The love you feel feels different,” Rachel Ruvinsky, a 22-year-old polyamorist told me, “not terms of quantity or quality, just how it feels.” ...“One clever solution to the unique dilemma the bachelor is in, would be to offer both finalists a relationship, more specifically, to be polyamorous,” says Rhonda Balzarini, a Ph D candidate studying polyamorous relationships at Western University in Ontario. As bland as Higgins seems to be, Balzarini thinks he could actually make a fantastic mainstream ambassador for polyamory.
However, his professions of love to both Lauren Bushnell and Joelle “Jo Jo” Fletcher (unheard of in “Bachelor” history) are a reminder that monogamy is becoming less and less common.
For all the ways that “The Bachelor” is stuck in the past — its lack of diversity, for example, and the old-fashioned gender roles baked into the show — this however accidental and short-lived embrace of polyamory is the most progressive and interesting thing that’s happened this season.
I have also made some bumbags/fannypacks for a family going to Disney next summer!
He said that their way of eating made him feel better than any other diet he had tried.
I have had lots of people ask me over last few weeks what is there to do? Also more grown up stuff is we have painted the front and side of the house and we have also done up the conservatory!
I have been busy with making a Belle Dress for a lady going to Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Who are the people drawn to this practice, and why are women are the ones leading the charge?
The article, by Gabriel Bukobza, was public when I read it yesterday but now it's behind a paywall.