- Tattoo parlour owner Oscar Gonzalez (37) from San Juan, Puerto Rico, first met body piercer Samantha Sewell (22) from Philadelphia, USA, in September 2019 when the duo found themselves attending the same swinger parties in Philadelphia.
- They soon decided to seek out a third partner on Tinder and met Amanda Quiles (21).
- After a few dates, Covid hit and they found themselves on lockdown together and realised they had a strong connection.
- They have made their relationship official.
While they were used to regularly switching sexual partners, Oscar and Samantha soon developed deeper feelings for one another and began a relationship in October 2019. Happy in their relationship, they moved to Oscar's home city of San Juan to open up a tattoo parlour.
They soon decided to seek out a third partner on Tinder.
In January 2020, they found sales associate Amanda Quiles (21) on the app - also from San Juan, Puerto Rico - and were immediately drawn to her colourful hair and alternative style.
Amanda met Oscar and Samantha on Tinder before they were forced into lockdown together in their apartment, which led them to them developing a strong connection. All photos courtesy mediadrumworld.com / @elcay2.0/ Magazine Features
Amanda was already in a polyamorous relationship which soon broke down. After this, she began spending more time with the couple. As the trio started to bond, the COVID-19 pandemic began to cause national lockdowns worldwide and the throuple found themselves stuck together in Oscar and Samantha's apartment for months on end.
"We went on a few dates, but then the pandemic hit. Coronavirus created a unique situation where we spent every day together in our apartment getting closer and having a vacation from the outside world," says Oscar.
"Soon, we realised that the three of us were in love with each other. We had spent every day together for three straight months without any arguments or jealousy, or bitterness."
They then decided to begin a closed three-way relationship - only swinging with the other partners' full consent.
"We've been together ever since that and have been happily in love living together for a year now. With Samantha and Amanda both being pansexual girls and me being a straight guy, we have found a love for each other that has worked better for us as a throuple than in any monogamous relationship we've ever been in," says Oscar.
"We are all in love with each other, and even though we have the freedom of dating more partners, we have kept our triad closed and only swing outside our triad with consent from our partner."
Fortunately, the vast majority of the trio's family members have been overwhelmingly supportive of their relationship, despite Amanda's grandparents being Jehovah's witnesses and Samantha's mum being a baptist.
"Surprisingly, our in-laws are ok with our relationship. Some are more accepting than others, but they have managed pretty well and have realised that our love for each other is real. Samantha's mum is for sure the most supportive," shares Oscar.
Due to Oscar having three children from his previous relationships - Andrea (20), Jorge (19), and Kyle (17) - the throuple feared that the age gap would make things a little awkward. Luckily, Oscar's children have taken the change in their stride and love to shock their friends by saying they have two step-mums.
The trio has received unwanted attention from strangers who often accuse Oscar of being Samantha and Amanda's 'sugar daddy' due to their 15 and 16 year age gaps. They also receive plenty of stares when they are holding hands or showing affection in public.
They've even had strangers tell them that their relationship is 'disgusting' and an 'abomination.'
"Some hardcore haters still chime in saying things like 'that's not real love,' or 'you are disgusting,' or 'I bet he pays them,' and 'they're gold-diggers.' Some people have even accused me of being a pimp," Oscar explains.
The throuple tries to dismiss these comments and focus on the positive reaction they see on their social media pages.
With three incomes, the trio hopes to buy a bigger house together in the near future and purchase an enormous Alaskan king size bed.
"For us, polyamory is the freedom to love openly as many partners as you want with the consent of every person involved. Our relationship goals aren't very different from many other long term relationship goals when it comes down to it," Oscar says.
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