The Husband: This guy is exactly what it says on the tin. We're still madly in love and super happy due to great communication, mutual respect, and a shared love of Diablo III a game where he plays a tanky barbarian while my mage stays in the back and utilizes a crazy high DPS. He's also still adorable and snuggles like a boss.
Fireblade: He's still my wielder of flame and poker of knives while I'm still his girl that will try almost anything. I'm also his cat-sitter extraordinaire whenever he and his primary head out of town for a few nights' adventure. We've been doing this for years now, and it's still super fun. (We also still use Archer as our go-to aftercare program.) Life is good :)
The Coder of Codes: So it's the spring of 2016, and I'd been seeing three guys (the two above and the one at the bottom); my OK Cupid profile clearly states that I am polysaturated. And then this cutie writes me and opens with, "I know you're not available romantically, but I was wandering if we could talk some anyway because my wife and I are new to poly." I said that we could be pen pals but I didn't have time for more than that. Then we began a lovely friendship. We chatted about how opening up marriages work, and while there was occasionally some flirtation, he never pushed for anything more than exchanging messages. Then one day he sent me an article about inferential stats because I talked a lot about the class I was taking on that subject. It was not an article for "noobs", and there was something really endearing about his reading it, thinking of me, and sending it to me. I asked him out the same day. And now this lovely dude that works in the tech industry (hence the nickname) is my boyfriend, and I am just ridiculously happy about it. We tend to spend our time together talking about a variety of things from social justice to integrating psychology and technology, and I'm doing my part to make him less vanilla than he was when I found him.
My Geeky Gamer Guy: There are a lot of geeky, gamer guys out there, but this one is mine. (Ok mine and like five other people's - but still.) Anyways, our "how we got together" story is even weirder than the Coder's tale. The summer of 2015, the Cheerful Sadist, and I broke up. (Yes, I quoted him in my last post - I tend to stay friends with my exes.) One of the things we did together was play League of Legends, and I knew that I wouldn't get to play as much while I was trying to avoid him. (We needed some time before we were ready to be friends again.) Anyway, I got on OK Cupid to look at profile pics without intending to write anyone when I came across a profile that beckoned people to message the owner if they loved Teemo, hated Teemo, or had any feelings whatsoever about the character.
The Professor: "Wait a second," I hear long term readers cry, "isn't 'The Professor' the nickname for Miss Oliver's partner? How are we supposed to tell them apart?"
Short answer, you don't have to. It is, in fact, the same person. He and I started dating eight years ago and eventually broke up. We stayed friends (close enough that his life partner started this whole website with me), and then last year some things happened and I basically rethought my normal rule of never, ever, ever getting back together with my exes.
Anyways, that's how I ended up with five amazing men. I care about all of them; they all care about me, and life couldn't be better.