NY Polyamory Meetup Group Behavior Expectations

From: Sylwia
Sent on: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 8:46 PM
Hello Everyone!

Here is a message from the New York Polyamory Meetup Group organizers about New York Polyamory Meetup behavior. Please take a minute to read it:

The meetups are not a "meat market", nor are they a gateway to a wild world of orgies and partner-swapping. They exist to provide a warm and welcoming sense of community to poly, poly-curious, and poly-friendly people in the New York area. To support this goal, we ask that you refrain from posting personal ads and overtly sexual messages on our message board as well as from cruising profiles. Instead, please join us at one of our events! At the meetups themselves, behave as you would at any other informal dinner party. Please leave your preconceptions at the door and come prepared to have a relaxed good time in a fun, social, no-pressure atmosphere. For more information, see our page on the meetup's history and etiquette.

A note about dating: The Meetup page and Meetup events including the Women's group are not the proper venues to seek dating partners. That being said, here are some of the more appropriate places to actually meet people when you are ready:

-Poly-friendly dating websites. Ok Cupid is fast becoming one of the most queer and poly friendly dating sites around. Also, there is Polymatchmaker.com and Polyamorous NYC's personals page.

-Poly Cocktail Hour. This event is held monthly (every 2nd Monday) at at China 1, 50 Avenue B at 4th St., and is a social event with a diverse crowd geared more towards meeting potential partners. This is not an excuse to be disrespectful and hit on everyone in the room. As with most things, it's better to go in with no particular expectations.

Unfortunately, we will have to remove any members who seem unable to adhere to the meetup's behavior etiquette.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

Sylwia
Organizer
New York Polyamory Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/New-York-Poly-Meetup-Group/about/

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