Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Trending Trendy Trenders Foiled Again by the NY Times

The Internet, World Wide.  Thursday the New York Times caused quite a stir in the open marriage community by running a story in the NY Times Magazine about the living arrangement some people have been making for decades.

"Now everyone is going to be Poly," Decried Kevin Sanders of Manhattan.  "How am I supposed to be different, and interesting now that open marriage has been reviewed by the times?" pouted Leslie Stokes of Berkeley, CA.  "No one is going to gossip about me now that they'll all being doing it too," worried Jose Diaz of Columbus, OH.

This isn't the first thing "ruined" by the New York Times reporting on it. Since it's inception as a paper countless restaurants have gone from quiet and enjoyable for those in the know to utterly mobbed with year long waits for reservations.

After the story ran Hamilton (A Broadway musical) saw its ticket sales dip for the first time since the show opened in February 2015.  Meanwhile Rapid Realty reported that clients no longer seemed interested in specifically renting in Brooklyn. Rather couples looking for apartments seemed more curious what agents were doing after.  While membership in polyamorous meet up groups have soared by 78%.  Smith's bar and grill is having Happy Hour for Open Couples Thursdays.

New York's Mayor DeBlasio made a statement on the new trend, "I think this new open marriage trend could do a lot to ease our city's affordable housing shortage and our male shortage in this city. If wives are willing to share their husbands that might really go a long way in helping single, heterosexual women get some."

It's hard to predict how long this trend will last as trend data is all over the place, but some original open marriagers, like Phyllis Caso, are not bothering to wait out the trend storm, "Forget it. I'm going back to a closed monogamy and just going crab grassatarian."

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