COVID-19 Update We have been monitoring and discussing the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus in Washington. As you are no doubt aware, the Seattle area is a high transmission area and people are being urged to help slow the community spread of COVID-19. Specifically, the CDC recommends cancelling events that include 10 or more people in places with high transmission rates and whose attendees include people from vulnerable populations.
To protect members of our community and their families, we are cancelling all Seattle Polyamory Meetup events until at least April 30th, in alignment with guidelines for other institutions. Because the situation is rapidly evolving, we will update the timeline on a rolling four-week basis.
We are a small, densely interconnected community. We hope that we can find ways to stay connected while following the necessary social distancing practices required at this difficult time. For example, we will investigate hosting virtual community meetings soon, especially if we anticipate the need to maintain social distancing extends for several months or more.
Carl Watson On behalf of Seattle Polyamory Meetup Group Organizers
---- ---- ---- ---- 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 Olde 99 Pub 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.
The Northend Poly Discussion Group is just that... a discussion group where the highlight of the event is a special topic to go deep on, led by the facilitators. There is also time allocated for people to bring their own topics, questions or observations to spark a discussion with the group. The size of the group for any given meetup is intentionally small to ensure everyone can be actively involved in the discussion.
There are other events that take place in other venues and 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.