Our Top 10 Favorite Polyamory Memes of All Time

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It’s an unspoken rule of the Internet: Something doesn’t really exist until you meme it.

Without any further ado, I present the 10 polyamory-related memes that I have encountered that made me smile the most. 

10. It Only Works on Paper

a picture of a person kneeling down and rolling out a roll of paper. The text over the image reads: "Polyamory only works on paper." Me: *Gets paper*

History of Meme (Only Works on Paper)

 

9. Standards, They’re a Thing

A cartoon of Batman slapping someone across the face (whom we see from behind). Text over images reads: I may be bi, poly & kinky, but that doesn't mean I'll sleep with you.

History of Meme (Batman Slapping Robin)

 

8. Polyarmory, Where We Forge Connections

A background where the left half is lemon yellow and the right half is lime green. The words say "Fangkid: A medieval weaponry shop run by three people all dating each other [line break] a polyarmory [line break] Source: oregore

Source

 

7. Movie Love Triangles Become So Senseless

A picture of a strange white furry creature (possibly a cat-monkey hybrid) with its hand emphatically raised in the air. Text over the top reads: When polyamorous people watch romantic movies, they be like... "Just be poly!!!"

History of Meme (Persian Cat Room Guardian)

 

6. Skeletor Overcomes Zero Sum Thinking

An image of arch villain Skeletor (a gentleman with a skull for a face wearing a purple cowl) talking to one of his minions (blue faced creature with spikes on its head). Text at the bottom reads: I rejoice in the success of others, knowing there is plenty for all of us.

Source

 

5. Poly, Hot, and Having to Explain My Situation a lot

white text box on black background. text reads: "Sexy, single, and ready to mingle" More like "Poly hot, and having to explain my situation a lot"

Source (user said they took it from a friend)

 

4. More Than One Honey

a picture of 3 full shelves of honey at the grocery store (dozens of varieties). Text reads: How can polyamory be wrong... ...when even the grocery store is allowed to have more than one honey?

Unknown source, found when shared by others in closed Facebook polyamory groups

 

3. Both Girlfriends Ganging up on You

a photo of 3 tabby cats. the two ones of the side are smothering the middle one with cuddles. Text over images reads Polyamory is both of your girlfriends ganging up on you.

Source

 

2. The “Try” in “Triangle”

A screen capture from the TV show Bob's burgers. Tina (a teenage girl with dark hair and glasses) is talking to 2 brunette boys (who we see from behind). The text over the image is Tina's words: Give it a chance. Let's put the "try" in "triangle."

Source: Bob’s Burgers. Featured all over the place in listicles likes this one.

 

1. Every Time It’s Different

It's a discussion between Welsey Crusher and Guinan, 2 characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation told in 4 frames. Wesley: I'm never gonna feel this way about anyone else. Guinan: You're right. Wesley: I didn't expect you to say that. Guinan: There'll e others. But every time you feel love, it'll be different. Every time it's different.

Not sure where this particular image comes from. But this exchange comes from a Season 2 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called “The Dauphin.”  Young Wesley Crusher has just had his heart broken for the first time and feels like he’ll never get over it. Super wise long-lived alien bartender Guinan advises him on his heartbreak. The entire scene is really good. Here it is if you want to watch it.

And here’s the dialogue if you don’t:

Wesley: I miss her. I feel… empty.

Guinan: I know that sensation, but there’ll come a time when all you remember is the love.

Wesley: I’m never gonna to feel this way about anyone else.

Guinan: You’re right.

Wesley: I didn’t expect you to say that.

Guinan: There’ll be others. But every time you feel love, it’ll be different. Every time it’s different.

Wesley: Knowing that doesn’t make it any easier.

Guinan: It’s not supposed to.

It’s one heck of a way to end an episode. And it’s something important to keep in mind, whether you’re poly, mono, or something else altogether: Every time you feel love, it’s different.

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If you have any other awesome polyamory memes that I’ve missed here that you’d like to share, feel free to tweet us or post them in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Yay! The multiple honeys one was mine… photographed in my local Whole Foods. Thanks for liking it!

  2. Oh very cool! It’s hilarious. Thanks for posting it. 🙂 Do you want us to link to your blog as a way of giving you credit?

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