I'm curious, who believes having a relationship means being "tied down"? I've pondered this a few times over the last month and I think it's a view most likely given by a single cynic who had at least one bad relationship in their past. However, that's just an assumption. Why is having a relationship synonymous with being "tied down" (unless that's your thing of course )? I think it mostly has to do with sex. I guess I'm a weird one because I'm fine with one person and I rarely find myself wanting sex from other people aside from my girlfriend (but I don't go for it, I'm not that much of an asshole). I think the wording gets people nervous about relationships to be honest.