Greetings and Welcome to OC_CApolyamory. We're glad you stopped by!
If you are polyamorous,
a poly-friendly spouse, partner or friend...
Then this Meetup aims to support and educate you in this unique and rewarding lovestyle. You must be 18 or older to be a member in this meet up.
What We Offer
A safe, sex-positive resource for men and women (residing in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties) of all genders, races and sexual orientations to meet and relate to like-minded friends;
A quarterly poly 101 presentation to people who may not want to join the group but who are interested in the topic or have questions. Next presentation October 12 by Dr. Sandy Peace. There is a 15$ charge to attend the presentation.
Monthly social gatherings for adults and their poly-friendly guests, including happy hours, potluck dinners, themed parties and outdoor activities;
Multiple family-friendly events which are open to children of all ages;
A lecture series presented by poly-aware professionals and lifetime poly practitioners September's lecture: The Art of Deciphering What Your Feeling of Jealousy Are Really Trying to Tell You by Ilana Wasserman.
A Poly Ladies' Group for occasional Girls' Night Out opportunities;
What We Don't Offer
A shelter for those who are unethically non-monogamous
If you are a cheating spouse or partner looking for support in your duplicity by looking to polyamory as the answer to your relationship problems, this is not the group for you.
Orgies, swing/cuddle parties, or matchmaking events
While we welcome those who are currently uncoupled, coupled (or tripled, or more!) to our group to meet new people and make friendly connections, we are not a dating or hook-up group.
What We Require of Our Prospective and Current Members
1. Prospective members:
Please include a G-rated photo in your application - applicants who submit nude torso shots or otherwise sexually graphic photos will be denied entry to the group, *no second chances*. Save the naked bathroom selfies for Fetlife and Adult Friend Finder, please!
a. Irrelevant or one-word answers (such as "N/A") to the brief questionnaire will result in a rejection of your application. You don't have to write a novel, but we would appreciate some thought into your request to join. If you have a question about the context of the questionnaire before answering it, it's best to reach out to the group's leadership team via e-mail first, before submitting a partially completed application.
2. Prospective members:
Please agree to allow one of our organizers to contact you by phone to inquire a bit more about your interests in polyamory, and our group in general. Upon submission of your application, someone will be contacting you by e-mail to ask for an appropriate time of day to call you, and will conduct a 5-10 minute phone call to go over any questions you may have about this group, and how we might best support your interests. We do this for two reasons:
a. To quickly deter cheaters or other disingenuous members
b. To promote a diverse and energetic Meetup roster
3. All members:
Please commit to attend at least one Meetup event per quarter. The whole concept of hosting a Meetup is just that - to meet up! :-) Those who do not consistently participate in the group (or repeatedly no-show to events to which they previously RSVP'd as YES) are subject to removal from the group for inactivity.
As you enter and/or evolve within the polyamorous lifestyle, you'll find that that there is no perfect poly relationship. As such, this group exists for its
members to learn from each other and share their experiences of what has worked for them, while respecting the choices of others.
We look forward to your membership, and thank you for your interest!