We are a group of outgoing, active, social couples located all around the Tampa Bay area. We are mostly comprised of members in their 20's to 30's. This is NOT a group for singles or those looking to hook up. We welcome committed couples (dating, married, engaged) with or without children, who enjoy dining out, happy hour, wine tastings, dancing, bowling, outdoor activities, comedy shows, board game nights, kayaking, beach days, and concerts. We are always open to suggestions! We strive for our group to be member-driven, so don't hesitate to create your own events or give feedback to the organizers.
Please join us if you are a couple looking to make new friends in the area, whether you are new to town, just starting out as a couple, or getting away from the kids for the night. We look forward to meeting you and your significant other, so make sure to tell us both of your names in your introduction, and give us an idea of things you like to do in your free time.
This is NOT a group for swingers/swinging or for couples looking to date other couples; we're just here to make new friends. :) Read below for more details on our views about alternative lifestyles.
Basic Guidelines for our group. Please read before joining:
*We have absolutely no issue with ANY lifestyle, with the exception being those seeking sexual interest in other couples. What you do in your own life is not our business, but please understand that we want this to be a comfortable environment for couples and we do not tolerate those that blatantly advertise their interest in swinging and/or make advances towards other group members. We have no intention of discriminating against ANYONE; however if you express interest of a sexual nature in other couples, we would like you to know that we find this unacceptable and you will be removed from the group.
*We recommend that you put up a current profile photo of the two of you and include both of your first names on your profile. This will help us identify you at events and learn your names. The pic is not a requirement for membership.
*After your membership is approved, find an event to RSVP to! Come out and meet us, we promise we don't bite! If something we have on the calendar doesn't fit your schedule or interests, feel free to suggest an event by emailing us with an idea/date or hosting an event yourself by clicking on "suggest an event".
*After joining, you'll have a 60 day trial period in which you can attend meetup events without paying the $5.00 annual dues. After you've attended an event or two, decide if the group is for you. If you'd like to continue attending events and being a member of the group, click on the "pay my dues" option under the group photo. These dues go towards the fees charged by meetup for just having our group. (If your partner has also joined the group, only one of you needs to pay; just let us know to mark your mate as paid.) Read below for more information on member dues.
*Basic good manners are expected at all meetups. This includes showing up to events to which you RSVP and communicating appropriately. More information on our attendance policy can be found below.
*Annual Contribution/dues of $5 per Couple:
Unfortunately, Meetup isn't free for organizers. The site costs $90 every 6 months to stay up and running. To help cover our costs, we ask for an annual contribution of $5. This is NOT due as soon as you join the group. Attend your first event during your free 60 day trial period, and then decide of the group is for you before contributing. If your significant other has also joined the group, please let us know when one of you has paid so we can mark your partner paid. The organizers do not make any money off of this; we have full transparency by keeping our money account open for members to see under the "more" tab. We donate our time and energy to planning events because we enjoy it.
*Respect and consideration for others are Top Priority; be considerate by refraining from being a "NO SHOW" (Not showing up and leaving your RSVP a "yes", or changing RSVP to a "no" within 2 hours of an event and not communicating with the organizer) or a "LATE CANCEL" (Cancelling out of an event within 24 hrs of the event).
*Events take work for organizers to coordinate, especially those requiring RSVPs. Make sure you are able to make it to an event to which you RSVP and if you anticipate a conflict or being late, give us a heads up. We understand that things come up and life interferes, but please do your best. ;)
*If you find that you can't make it to something you've signed up for -- CHANGE YOUR RSVP as soon as possible, or call/text/message an organizer/event host if it is within 2 hours of the event. Events take time & energy to plan. If you don't show up AND make no effort to let the Event Planner know what happened --- that's a "NO SHOW".
*No Show/Late Cancel policy: If you have a history of doing this (we keep track of attendance on your profile), we won't be able to count on you to show up when you say you are going to. Out of respect and courtesy to others that DO show up, we may bump you to the waiting list for meetups with limited space in favor of those with a positive attendance history. If you make a habit out of no showing or late cancelling, we may remove you from the group.
Hope to meet you soon!