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Pasadena, CA
Hometown: Arlington, Texas

Member since:

June 3, 2008

Your answers will be visible to everyone. This is like a resume to tell the other members what you are looking for. This is NOT a "swingers" group so please reflect this in your answer. What does the word polyamory mean to you?

Wow! that's a pretty broad question. Pokyamory includes both Polygamy (one man with multiple wives), and Polyandry (one woman with multiple husbands), as well as any other permutation you can think of (Line Marriage, Open Marriage, Polyfidelitous Marriage, etc.), at its outer extremity it even includes some swingers if they include love in their practices. It would probably take a book to explain all the different forms polyamory could take.

Why did you join the polyamory meetup group?

Hopefully, I'll meet people to have long term loving relationships with. Other than that, it is good to associate with like minded people. It is also good to be able to help newbies figure it all out.

Are you currently involved in a poly relationship? How many individuals in your "tribe"?

I've been in an Open Marriage since 1974, but unfortunately, I haven't had any other active relationships for many years.

Do you have any children? What are their ages? (helps in planning activities)

Yes, the only ones still at home are 21 and 34. We have always been open with our kids about our polyamorous relationship, and they think it is logical and normal, and the rest of the world is weird.

What would your ideal poly relationship look like?

Ideally, I would be in a Line Marriage as described in Heinlein's 'The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress'. However, I think it unlikely that I will achieve that ideal, due to my current agreement of time commitments. Therefore, I will take whatever poly relationship(s) I can find that do not tamper with my commitments.


Polyamory was not a word when we got married, but we have had an Open Marriage from day one (it was in our vows).

What Jim is saying about this Meetup Group

I enjoy being a part of the group.

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