OKCupid Hearts Polyamorous Relationships With New Feature

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By Keith Wagstaff

What is a romantic relationship? On OKCupid, it's no longer limited to just two people.

On Friday, OKCupid started to allow users who define themselves as "seeing someone," "married," or "in an open relationship" to link profiles with their partners, making it easier for them to look for another person for a polyamorous relationship.

The news was first reported by The Atlantic, and then later confirmed by a tweet from OKCupid.

Before, when couples were looking for another partner, they had to search potential matches using their separate profiles, which would often explain their situation in the text and pictures.

Now OKCupid users can link their profiles, allowing potential love interests to see right away that the pair are in a relationship but still looking for someone else. The couples linking feature became available to all users on Friday after a limited release last month.

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This isn't the first time OKCupid has broadened its definitions. In 2015, it added 22 gender options, which came a year after it allowed people to choose "open relationship" as their status.