Polyamory: Married and Dating

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  • TV-MA
  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.6  (361)

Polyamory: Married and Dating was a reality television show on the American network Showtime that ran from 2012 to 2013. The series followed the lives of several individuals and their partners as they navigated the world of polyamory, or the practice of having romantic or sexual relationships with multiple people at the same time with the consent of everyone involved. The show was unique in its take on this lifestyle, as it focused on individuals who were already in committed relationships with multiple partners, rather than people looking to explore polyamory for the first time.

The cast of the show consisted of three couples, with each partner having one or more additional partners outside of their committed relationships. Lindsey Kate Cristofani and her husband Anthony Cristofani were one couple on the show. They were married and had been together for eight years, but they also had multiple other partners whom they openly dated and loved. Vanessa Carlisle was another cast member who was involved in a polyfidelitous triad with her husband and another woman. The show also featured Jennifer Gold, who was in a quad relationship with her husband and another married couple.

The show tackled topics such as jealousy, communication, boundaries, and the logistics of maintaining multiple relationships. The cast members were open and honest about their feelings and experiences, and the show also highlighted some of the challenges faced by those in unconventional relationships. For example, some topics that were explored included how to introduce a partner to your family, how to handle jealousy and insecurity, and how to balance different partners' needs and desires.

One of the major themes of the show was the idea of ethical non-monogamy. This concept centers around the idea that consensual non-monogamous relationships are not only possible but can be healthy and fulfilling when conducted with honesty, transparency, respect, and communication. Many of the cast members on Polyamory: Married and Dating talked about how their relationships were built on clear communication and honesty, as well as a deep respect for their partners and metamours (their partners' partners).

Another important aspect of the show was the representation of diversity in the polyamorous community. The cast members represented a range of ages, races, and sexual orientations, which demonstrated that the desire for multiple partners is not limited to any one demographic. The show also explored some of the unique challenges faced by people in the LGBTQ+ community who are trying to navigate dating and relationships outside of traditional monogamous norms.

Overall, Polyamory: Married and Dating was an informative and entertaining show that gave viewers a glimpse into the world of polyamory. The cast members' honesty, vulnerability, and willingness to share their stories made the show relatable and engaging, even for people who are not familiar with polyamorous relationships. While the show is no longer airing, it remains a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about non-monogamy and the diverse community of people who practice it.

Polyamory: Married and Dating is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on July 12, 2012.

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The Road Ahead
8. The Road Ahead
October 3, 2013
In the second season finale, the San Diego group go on their annual vacation. Meanwhile, in Hollywood, Chris, Leigh Ann and Megan discuss their future.
Coming Around
7. Coming Around
September 26, 2013
Chris and Leigh Ann feel awkward on their first date since she was kicked out. Meanwhile, Tahl and Christian consider taking the next step in their relationship.
Serious Affairs
6. Serious Affairs
September 19, 2013
Tension boils over when Leigh Ann and her boyfriend meet Chris and Megan. Meanwhile, Tahl prepares for his date and Jen gets a surprise from Kamala.
5. Boundaries
September 12, 2013
Leigh Ann wants her boyfriend to meet Chris and Megan. Meanwhile, Jesse's jealousy boils over.
Truth & Consequences
4. Truth & Consequences
September 5, 2013
Tahl disobeys one of Jen's rules. Leigh Ann is kicked out of the house.
3. Disconnected
August 29, 2013
Michael asks Kamala and his new lover for a threesome. Jen's sister questions her about Jesse's jealousy. Meanwhile, Chris and Megan confront Leigh Ann.
2. Triggers
August 22, 2013
Leigh Ann still feels isolated from Chris. But Chris's attempt to mend things only drives them further apart.
A New Chapter
1. A New Chapter
August 15, 2013
In the second season premiere, the show welcomes a new family, Chris, Leigh Ann and Megan. New to polyamory, the threesome navigate through their busy careers and relationship. Plus, Tahl comes out as bisexual and is bothered by the amount of time his wife is spending at her lover's house.
Where to Watch Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Polyamory: Married and Dating on demand at Showtime, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play and Showtime Anytime.
  • Premiere Date
    July 12, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (361)