Most of us… do not want to be in an open relationship

A study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia found that less than 15 per cent of Canadians expressed an interest in open relationships. 

Out of 2,000 respondents between the ages of 18 and 94, only 12 per cent said they preferred open relationships as opposed to monogamous ones.

Of those who participated in the survey, 55 per cent were married or living with a romantic partner, 31 per cent were single and 10 per cent were separated or divorced. The remaining 4 per cent were widowed and qual numbers of men and women contributed to the study.

Only 4 per cent of respondents confirmed they were actually in an open relationship. However, 20 per cent said they had been in one in the past.

Those engaging in or preferring to be in open relationships also tended to be younger and male. Researchers said this could be due to the fact that it is more common for open relationships to happen between same-sex male couples.