What we're about
Polyamory is the idea, identity, or practice of engaging in (or openness to) multiple romantic relationships at the same time, with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. It is distinct from monogamy, infidelity, swinging, etc. This group exists to provide community to young polyamorous-identified folks. If you are currently more curious than polyamorous, the internet (https://www.morethantwo.com/polyamory.html) or other meetups are good places to start.
SPU40 strives to create a welcoming environment for all people attending. All events are meant to be free of discrimination or judgment of any kind and create friendly, open, and zero-pressure atmospheres for its attendees. We do require that you be (legitimately) between 18 and 40 in order to join. Over-40 partners of members may attend as guests.
While some of us are out and proud about our polyamorous identity, not everyone has that luxury. Please keep in mind that for the well-being and safety of our members, we insist that you do not expose, reveal the membership of, publish photos of, or otherwise out any members in the group without their explicit consent.
We have a very strict "no meat-market" policy and will get very, very grumpy if you join our group just to cruise - not all members are necessarily looking for partners via this Meetup. Boundaries are rad, and if someone sets one we're all going to respect that. If we hear you are not respecting them, you will be shown the door.
Does this mean you can't date other SPU40 members? Absolutely not! It just means that if you are interested in doing so, be a respectful human being. The main goal of the meetup is to chat with, learn from, and have fun with other polyamorous folks. If an organic spark happens to develop out of that, well hey, good for you!
We have many different events (socials, karaoke, rock climbing, book clubs, nature outings), and you are welcome to RSVP for any random one you please (our New Member Meet and Greet is not mandatory). Our events will include people all over the polyamory spectrum, from polyamorous for decades to just starting out.
Interested in creating your own SPU40 event? Need to report someone that's giving you some icky vibes? Think we could be doing something better? Talk to the organizers, because we really want to hear from our people!
You can join the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/196013077435058/) to talk about the group, potential plans, or polyamory in general.
Thank you so much for your interest in joining, and we hope to see you at one of our events!