I took it as along the lines of dating many at the same time to decide which one fits right, to then proceed into a relationship. Kind of along the lines of “Tinder” type stuff (I’m guessing). So, obviously during that stage you’ll be discussing relationship types etc... but does someone doing that necessarily count as poly? I wouldn’t think so.
I wouldn't say so either, but if the end goal is a long term poly relationship, it's good to establish that in the early stages.
Personally, i think setting off down the path of all things kink is ultimately going to be so much more fulfilling with that one special person.
To really know that person, to know what makes them happy and to know when they're feeling down and be there to help them up again.
BDSM is such a personal thing for those involved and the trust and care that develops over time between two people will for me always come before random encounters with people you barely know.
I'm sure others would disagree though, everyones different at the end of the day.