MAL9EW: This 1st occurrence is a dress rehearsal, so publicity is short & limited. Next week is the real thing: check the group calendar for that listing, it should be there now or soon, and RSVP for that as well. This also gives people a 2nd chance not to miss the introductory first session.
M8O4OG: "“the Best Reality Show on TV”says Gawker.com"
--not surprising given this excellently-produced show follows & interviews 2 real polyamorous families today right here in SoCal, including shows them in the bedroom, dinner table, work, shower, driving, parties, with their relatives, children, lovers, & friends, indeed seemingly everywhere in their poly lives!
MAH2QI: Don't get Showtime? Then this event series will likely be your only way to see this show, a major reason we're holding it; and it & this fine show may also give you reason to signup for Showtime! And even if youdogetShowtime,...
MAH309:Watch the show HERE:
*on our home theater (created for this event series, with a huge ~85-inch screen & great sound) and
*with other local interested people to talk about & discuss the show with!
M8GGAG: PLEASE RSVP NOW especially as that helps make this happen; we need to know now “Who’s interested?”. Also space is limited, but there's an automatic waiting list. If RSVPing NO, please explain why in your RSVP.
M8LS2P: With our connections, we may be able to get some of the stars of the show to join us & talk with us live!at one of our future showings(as the stars live right here in SoCal) --that is, if we're getting enough RSVP YESes to bring them out, so RSVP YES now!
"M7XL6M: ..BRING YOUR LAPTOP COMPUTER, including for our discussion (for posting our discussion live online, and for web lookup), for completing a survey, plus for your posting event & show review and especially for planning future activities. Free wifi Internet will be provided."
MAH2L6:Free popcorn for everyone. And, if you wish, bring some snacks, drinks, and/or food to share.
M8LT3Q:Our goal is for everyone to be able to afford to come to this educational event!
MAH03Z: As is typical for introductory polyamory events, this aims to be a family event as much as possible. Advanced adult sexual & especially-romantic topics will be covered but in a serious & non-pornographic manner and there will be no attendee sexual activity going on at this event. Those under 18 are welcome but only if accompanied by their parents.
MAH1PY:This event series, which we hope to repeat, watches & discusses all of season 1 (7 episodes ~25 minutes each). To do that, we're holding 2 sessions, currently 1 week apart. The 1st session covers episodes 1 thru 3 and the 2nd covers episodes 4 thru 7. Though not required, it helps if you do all sessions in order. As a refresher, the above 3-minute intro video will be shown at the start of every session.
M7XO6S: Especially for future showings, we could use additional event hosts and we need additional venues. If you or someone you know might be interested, please post a comment on that venue link or here.
MAIQZI:How to edit this event date, place, & description? Is this copy ("the source", given at the top of this description)? If Yes, archive this, then edit it, then archive it again. If No, don't edit this but instead replace it with a copy of the latest version of the source then archive it.
Please join our Polyamory Meetup to meet other supporters of multi-partner relationships and families. Talk about open relationships, polyfidelity, polyamory, honesty, respect and alternate forms of commitment. Typical topics discussed are family structure, children, conflict resolution, communication, compersion, jealousy avoidance, how the lifestyle works, and what doesn't work, adding new partners, and many others. You do not need to identify as polyamorous to join us, all we ask is that you keep an open mind.
This meetup group is family friendly and children are almost always present at our meetups. We are not listed as an adult only group. Please note that the TOS for meetup does not allow nudity or sexual activity in your profile pictures. Because this is a family meetup, it is important to please keep your profile pictures pg-13, not only to comply with meetup's TOS, but also because there may be individuals who are under 18 looking at the site. Thank you for understanding.
If you would like to join this Meetup, Please fill outALL THE PROFILE QUESTIONS- We screen members who wish to join.If you do notfill outALLthe questions, your membershipWILL BE DENIED.
We use these questions to make sure that those who join have at least read the information on the about us page (click here or on "pages" above) and are serious about wanting to know more about the lifestyle. The questions also serve to let the other members know what your "model" of a poly relationship would look like.Yes, this means your answers to the questions will be visible to the rest of the group. It is of benefit to both the group and to yourselves to answer these questions honestly. REMEMBER, if you do not fill out ALL THE PROFILE QUESTIONS, your membership WILL BE DENIED.
Please check out our "ABOUT US" page (click here or on "pages" above). The links on there will give you an idea what Polyamory is all about (they are also posted below).
Anyone interested in attending is welcome! We ask for a $2 donation at the meetup to help cover the expense of running them (meetup charges the organizers, not the members), but no one is ever turned away for an inability to contribute. We welcome all poly and poly friendly individuals, groups and families. We also encourage those who are curious about the lifestyle to attend our meetups. We generally have between 35 and 50 people who show up at our main meetup at the beginning of each month.
Our main event is held in Burbank on the 1st Saturday of the month (FREE, but a $2 donation is requested) at Fuddrucker's restaurant, Organized by Deborah and Brad. Our second event is held Near Canoga Park on the 3rd Saturday of the month. This event is a Live the Dream (http://www.livethedream.org) event, Organized by Terry Brussel. We also share our events with the Loving More Meetup group with Tom, Angel and Eddie who hold a couple of pool parties a year. If you would like to organize an event, please let me know the specifics and I will add you as an event coordinator. I no longer allow my members to suggest meetups because of an abuse of this feature.
Please remember that this group is based on the premise of encouraging successful relationships of all kinds. To this end, open and honest communication, respect and tolerance of our individual beliefs and philosophies are of paramount importance. We may not always agree with one another, but we still need to respect each other. We are not here to change one another's beliefs, perceptions or expressions of those beliefs, we are here to support one another and possibly learn something in the process of getting to know one another. Along this vein, please note that we are not responsible for what others put on their profiles. If you see something you do not like, simply do not go to that profile. We do however ask that you comply with Meetup's TOS. This is a public forum, and while we do our best to pre-screen members, always follow the rules of internet safety (click here) and screen people yourself. (http://psychcentral.com/online_dating/safety.html)
***MEMBERS*** Please RSVP every month. Even if you RSVP "NO", it allows me to see who is active on the board. I will be purging inactive members after 6 months of inactivity. ***THANK YOU***
Here are some articles you might find of interest, especially if you are new to the world of Polyamory