Carol Vorderman says she has five male partners as she discusses dating 'system'
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Former Countdown host Carol Vorderman recently came out as polyamorous and now she's spilt the beans on her dating 'system'.
The media personality, now 62, explained that she has five male partners and said she is happier than ever with her new form of dating.
Discussing her 'special friends' on Michelle Visage's latest Rule Breakers podcast, Vorderman explained that despite having multiple partners, she 'not into one night stands'.
She didn't hold back when asked if she is currently in a committed relationship.
"No! I'm having the best time," Vorderman said. "I've spoken about this once. I have a system which I've had for 10 years. They're called 'special friends'.
"I spoke a couple of months ago about having 'special friends' and it was like, again, the world had fallen in for some people but actually what I found was there was an awful lot of women who said 'I'd never thought about it like this'."
She explained that while she isn't exclusive with any of her 'special friends', she admits that she has been in long-term relationships with some of them.
"One's 11 years, one's seven years, you know everyone is single. It's a happy place. I hasten to add I'm not into one night stands," the former Countdown host said.
"The language around a woman of my generation is that if you had more than one partner when you got married, 'You were this, [and] you were that.' Everything was derogatory about a woman, that was the environment I was growing up in. It was like 'she's desperate', everything was judgmental," she revealed.
"Well you can take all that and you can throw it out the window, that's my polite way of saying it."
Vorderman previously explained that she has been living a more open way of life since she was about 50 years old.
Vorderman said on This Morning: "I've never felt freer. So I have ignored the looking for one person and I have a number of what I've called 'special friends'."
She added: "I don't really want to marry again. I don't really want to live with a man again. Have to look after him all the time. But this is a time to break this nonsense taboo, which is a person should only be looking for one other person that satisfies everything in their life. That's hell."
The media personality then explained that the while the five men in her life don't know each other, they do know about each other and said it's 'a very honest relationship.'
"One of them has gone on for many more years than my marriage. Yeah, it's over 10 years," she added. "Another is seven. He's an astronaut. He rang me from the space station."