I'm very open about my love life.
I think that's pretty obvious, given that I write for Datingish. But Datingish also allows me relative anonymity. It doesn't really matter, though, because I am just as open in my day-to-day life.
Of course, it's a little different. On Datingish, I open up to cyberspace, full of complete strangers. I'm far more discriminating in my offline life. My love life info is restricted to my friend group. That said, if I trust you with that kind of information, you probably know ALL about it.
My current boyfriend, luckily, doesn't really mind my openness. My ex, however had a huge issue with it.
He was a very private person, and he didn't like the input my friends had in our relationship. And because we had our fair share of problems, I turned to them for advice quite a lot.
I sort of understand where he was coming from - a relationship, ultimately, is just about the people in the relationship. It's extremely difficult for an outsider to assist in another's relationship, simply because he/she is not a part of that relationship.
That said, my friends are really important to me. As a graduate of boarding school, I've been living with my friends since I was 14. Many of them know me far better than my own parents. As such, they give amazing advice and I highly value their opinions.
Also, talking about our love lives is a major way for me to bond with my friends, though lately I've come to suspect this is more of a 'girl thing.' I'd be a little offended if they didn't want to tell me about their relationship, to be totally honest. And I can't imagine not telling them about mine.
Sure, there are a few things that are private, but those are very few. And I did try to tone it down out of respect to my ex. Still, it was very difficult and I hated it. Especially because I figure if I'm having issues and need advice, I'm going to get it from the people who give it best. And those people, generally, are my friends. How open are you about your sex life? Is your partner more or less open than you? Has this caused any problems in your relationship?