Facebook’s fastest growing group, Beard Game Matters went off the meters again last week when Antuan Reddish’s girlfriend Syreeta posted a picture of her boyfriend along with his five other girlfriends in the group. “I think my man is sexy, he looks good. So I posted his picture with all of us,” she said. The picture immediately caused a reaction with people commenting and attempting to shame the women in the polygamous relationship.

We invited Reddish along with three of his girlfriends to rolling out‘s headquarters to talk about this lifestyle that is much more popular than most of us would believe. “There are a lot of people living in polyamorous relationships but they are afraid to talk about it because of the backlash,” Reddish said. “Believe it or not Atlanta is one of the most popular cities for polygamy. There is a conference held here and everything with 60 or 70K people.”

Reddish and his six girlfriends recently relocated to Atlanta from Philly with the idea of starting their own family business and sharing roles and responsibilities. Where many people assume that polygamist relationships center on sexual fantasies, Reddish says it’s more about building a foundation and supporting family. With seven adults contributing to the household, he believes their chances of building a family business are much better than couple struggling in two different directions. The women take care of the children together and there is a sense of sisterhood shared among the women. When asked how things started, Reddish insists that his first girlfriend was the one who started the situation. “She suggested us having a threesome and we did it and both enjoyed. We thought instead of having random women in our relationship it would make more sense to have a steady girlfriend. We finally found one and it just grew from there.

Listening to Syreeta, Juliana and Keesha speak about their relationship sounded very much like any couple discussing their lifestyle. “Instead of having a man that lies to you about where he is at, this gives you the opportunity to be completely honest,” Juliana explains. “If Antuan is out with another woman it’s someone that I know and care about.”

Keesha said another perk to being in their relationship is the bond between the women. “When I came on board the women were so welcoming and that was great for me because I’ve never had many female friends. I don’t have family here and so this became my family. We have fun with him, not just in the bedroom.”

“When we first started I didn’t know there was an entire community. As we grew I researched and learned more about it. The truth is this is an option for a lot of people, it isn’t for everybody but I guarantee you more people are living this way than most people think,” Reddish says.

Polyamorous relationships are not exclusive to one man with multiple wives but can include one woman with multiple men. Syreeta says she met a woman with two men recently living a polyamorous lifestyle and was excited to meet another Atlanta-based couple.

With today’s headlines riddled with scandalous stories of infidelity, do you believe polyamory could be an answer to the new millennial lifestyle?

Christal Jordan

The principal behind Enchanted Branding & PR, a premier entertainment agency based in Atlanta. She also is a media trainer/ consultant and pop culture analyst. Self-proclaimed feminist and equestrian-in-training. You can see more of Christal on her website http:musiclivelifeshow.com

  • yennijb

    There’s also actual Polyamory in which there can be multiple relationships regardless of gender. It does not need to be one woman with many men (polyandry) or one man with many women (polygamy).

    Many Polyamorous relationships have each partner having the option for multiple other options, some people form poly triads or quads (I know a group who had 6 people, each person being with two other people). There’s also the fact that this is not restricted to heterosexual cis-gendered persons, I know a poly quad of all women, and another with 3 men and a gender fluid person.

    Relationships come in all shapes and sizes.

    • Derica Brown

      Polyamory is multiple loves without the requirement of marriage but can include those who may be married.
      Polygamy is more than two people in more than one marriage to each other.
      Polygyny is one man married to myltiple women.
      Polyandry is one woman married to multiple men.

  • http://viktor-leberecht.com/ Viktor Leberecht

    Actually according to research the most common polyamorous group is one woman with two men. That is also clear from the common term used among polyamorous people for a woman joining an existing hetero couple: unicorn. Because they are so rare.

  • http://viktor-leberecht.com/ Viktor Leberecht

    I am very positive about Polyamory, live it myself and write a blog about it. But I have one question: is this story real? Was it fact-checked? Or is it PR for the new family business? The writer runs a PR Business and, at least as of now, the man mentioned does not have any group called Beard Game Matters in his list of Groups on Facebook, neither in his old profile, nor in his new one. I also couldn´t find a group by that name with one million members, as the writer claims in another article here on this site.

    • Panda Lenox

      the group is real, I’ve seen different pics of this guy in it. but I’m not sure if it was a picture being circulated it if it was posted by one of them

  • Delphine Delores

    Transparency across the board…they actually love and care for one another. They are functioning as a unit. THIS IS THE BLACK FAMILY THAT TRULY MATTERS.

  • Nefaria

    Did he mention that HE just recently got employed about 2 weeks ago? Or that he basicslly told thpse females that “ALL MEN CHEAT SO WHY NOT JUST GET WITH ME THAT WAY YOU KNOW WHO I’M SLEEPING WITH OM THE SIDE.”… Or how about the fact that the women are not only young & foolish but THEY will be the ones footing the bills. He’s just a con artists who fed those girls some bs… Said it wasn’t sexual but it all started because he likes having threesomes. #TheFuckery

    • Sunrae

      Thank you for noticing!!! I was thinking they all look rather young for his aged self.

      • Keys

        Plus in the group BGM one of the females stated she had to get a 2nd job

      • sugzshay

        😂😂😂😂😂😂 @aged self

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