What we're about
The Seattle Polyamory Meetup group is the original, all-inclusive social group for those who identify as polyamorous, who practice ethical non-monogamy, or even as poly-friendly. Everyone is welcome regardless of gender, sexual preference, race, religion, economic factors, or body ability.
What is Polyamory?
The most basic definition of polyamory is one of “many loves”. It can also be loosely described as non-monogamy. There are many ways of practicing polyamory, and no one way is the “right” way, but polyamorists tend to agree that their relationships are based upon the tenets of open communication, honesty, and respect for themselves and their partners.
What is Not Polyamory?
Polyamory is NOT engaging in relationships (sexual or otherwise) without the knowledge and consent of your partner(s). Polyamory does not promote or excuse “cheating” or other unethical behavior.
What Happens at the Meetups?
The Poly Social Meetup that happens at Altspace on third Thursdays is primarily a social event. People use it as an opportunity to hang out and chat with others about a variety of topics. It has grown to be a large group and so we are looking into some smaller, size-controlled activities that would allow closer communication and discussion.
There are other events that take place in private homes on a case-by-case basis. Please respect the host’s home as you would your own.
What if I Don’t Know I’m Poly?
No problem! Please feel free to talk to the organizers/hosts and ask any questions you have. We’re very happy to chat with you.
The Meetup is intended as a community building event, for those who identify as poly and those who are interested in polyamory. We strongly encourage all members to do their networking in person at the Meetups. Please be aware of this in your on-site communications with other Meetup members. Inappropriate behavior, including propositioning Meetup members in any way through this site, will cause offenders to be banned from the events and this site. We don't typically promote events that are done for the profit of the host, though some events do have an admission fee that goes to the venue or for supplies.
A Note about “Kink” and “Geek”
Many members in the Seattle poly community cross-identify as “kinky” or “geeky” and those topics may arise at events. You do not have to identify as kinky or geeky to talk to others, but if a conversation isn’t holding your interest then feel free to politely excuse yourself to join another. The point is to have a space to meet other people and enjoy the Seattle poly community.
Seattle Poly Professionals is another poly-focused meetup group that is not associated with the CSPC or the Seattle kink or geek communities. They can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Poly-Professionals/