An increasing number of Danes are choosing open relationships ahead of monogamy, with social scientists discovering that “free love” is becoming more and more popular.Danish sexologist association Dansk Sexologforening chief Susanne Lysbye noted that what is happening today is not a revolution like what happened in the 60s, but it is an “significant and interesting” trend. She explained that it is now more common to publicly declare yourself as non-monogamous.
Polyamore in Denmark, a Facebook group for people who want to be in non-monogamous relationships, has over 200 members, while another closed group on the social media site has around 500 members.
Open relationship advocate Sara Skaarup said the growing trend for non-monogamous relationships could be down to the fact that more Danes are now aware that they can live their lives in other ways.
She explained that the modern type of free love is related more to rules and mutual agreements between couples, unlike what was seen in the 60s. She added that open relationships need clear rules and absolute consensus, but can still often go wrong.