Ethical Open Ottawa (“EOO”) is a group for singles and couples interested in relationship styles (monogamous or alternative lifestyles) to meet for discussions and social activities. By NOT treating two seemingly opposed ideas as enemies to each other (e.g. monogamy and non-monogamy), EOO strives to be a space for people who value win-win cooperation and kindness, who view being ethical, open, honest, and respectful as the important prerequisites to relationships.
For clarity, this group is NOT a platform for seeking casual sex, friends with benefits, or hookups. Activities are intellectual discussion oriented for integrative thinkers who are considerate of feelings of the general public and hence non-sexually explicit. Deeds speak louder than words. The meetups are meant for members who are willing to discourse at rational and emotional levels and are able to attend actively over time.
The group highlights the following as its motto (general motivations or intentions):
1) The world needs more sharing, empathy, compassion, cooperation, and innovation 2) The Golden Rule - treat others as you would like to be treated 3) The Platinum Rule - treat others as they would like to be treated 4) Returning favor received by paying it forward.
EOO is a non-hierarchical, self-regulating, cooperative group relying on the talents and leadership capacity of each of its members. It is a space for non-traditional, integrative thinking and innovation, for turning your talents to recognitions and rewarding experiences.