My last update here was that I was banging a friend. That went well and was fun, she quite enjoyed it but eventually called it off because she's been having a rough time mental health wise.
I reconnected with a friend of a friend a few months ago who I'd always been attracted to and we hit it off while we were all out and about. We've been seeing each other since then but have been taking it slow with labels and whatnot, but we're now at the point of "dating." She also mentioned, though, a friend from back home who's coming to visit soon that she has a history with and he didn't come last year because she was dating someone at the time. She asked if I was okay with him coming and I used that to bring up the possibility of an open relationship. It's a first for both of us, but we're giving it a go.
Since that conversation I did go on a date with a guy who was very interested to the point of constantly inviting me over before we'd even gone on the date, so I let him down after giving him a shot. Meanwhile, she just had the conversation where she told the guy from home that she's been dating me so I'll have to see how he reacted to that. One other moving part is that I know her friend and friend's fiancee who introduced us are down to clown, but that hasn't come up just yet.
Anyway, I'm pretty serious about this relationship and I'm pretty sure she is too, so as long as we keep the conversations open and a close eye on the open relationship thing - including stopping it if we need to - then I think it should all work out pretty nicely.