If anyone else would like to a file a bug report with Facebook about this, it would be appreciated! :)
I wanted to report the bug in which you cannot add multiple relationships to your profile. I realise that you may not consider this to be a bug, and rather a feature you have chosen not to implement, however I would suggest that after many years of people asking, petitioning and begging for it, the choice to not implement it is, itself, a bug.
Furthermore, it was previously possible to add multiple relationships to your profile - http://poly-problems.tumblr.com/post/40076130552/newsflash-you-can-list-multiple-relationships-on - however, this option to add partners as family members has since disappeared, which is even more concerning, since who is more family than the people I live with? I can only hope and assume that this disappeared due to a technical issue, and not an administrative decision.
It is estimated that five percent of Americans in relationships are in consensual polyamourous relationships. If sixty-six percent of American adults are in relationships, and five percent are polyamourous, approximately 81,000,000 people are in polyamourous relationships consensually. This estimate is from America alone. Considering that many countries and cultures encourage and permit polyamoury, this number easily rises to be a significant part of Facebook’s user base.
With this in mind, there is not much reason in my mind why Facebook does not permit polyamourous relationships to be listed on Facebook without the aid of external applications, other than bigotry. Added to the fact that it was previously permitted, and considering the number of petitions and groups both on Facebook itself, as well as other sites, I can only assume that there is some reason it is not supported that is likely technical in nature - which would therefore be classed as a bug.
I make this bug report not only in the hopes of remedying the issue, but also in an effort to solicit a response from Facebook as to why this is not currently supported. If the intention is not to support this, and this is not a technical issue, I would like ascertain the reason as to why this is. I realise it is not always Facebook’s policy to reply to feedback and bug reports, but I would like to open some dialogue between the poly community and Facebook to figure out the best way to resolve this issue in a way that doesn’t involve several million poly people choosing to leave Facebook.
Thanks in advance for your time and response,