What we're about
Please join our Polyamory Meetup to meet other supporters of multi-partner relationships and families. Talk about open relationships, polyfidelity, polyamory, honesty, respect and alternate forms of commitment. Typical topics discussed are family structure, children, conflict resolution, communication, compersion, jealousy avoidance, how the lifestyle works, and what doesn't work, adding new partners, and many others. You do not need to identify as polyamorous to join us, all we ask is that you keep an open mind.
This meetup group is family friendly and children are almost always present at our meetups. We are not listed as an adult only group. Please note that the TOS for meetup does not allow nudity or sexual activity in your profile pictures. Because this is a family meetup, it is important to please keep your profile pictures pg-13, not only to comply with meetup's TOS, but also because there may be individuals who are under 18 looking at the site. Thank you for understanding.
If you would like to join this Meetup, Please fill out ALL THE PROFILE QUESTIONS - We screen members who wish to join. If you do not fill out ALL the questions, your membership WILL BE DENIED.
We use these questions to make sure that those who join have at least read the information on the about us page (click here or on "pages" above (http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Polyamory/about/)) and are serious about wanting to know more about the lifestyle. The questions also serve to let the other members know what your "model" of a poly relationship would look like.Yes, this means your answers to the questions will be visible to the rest of the group. It is of benefit to both the group and to yourselves to answer these questions honestly. REMEMBER, if you do not fill out ALL THE PROFILE QUESTIONS, your membership WILL BE DENIED.
Please check out our "ABOUT US" page (click here or on "pages" above (http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Polyamory/about/)). The links on there will give you an idea what Polyamory is all about (they are also posted below).
Many members here are on OKCupid (http://www.okcupid.com/signup?friend=LadyLilithDreams) ( http://www.okcupid.com ), it's FREE!!
Anyone interested in attending is welcome! We ask for a $2 donation at the meetup to help cover the expense of running them (meetup charges the organizers, not the members), but no one is ever turned away for an inability to contribute. We welcome all poly and poly friendly individuals, groups and families. We also encourage those who are curious about the lifestyle to attend our meetups. We generally have between 35 and 50 people who show up at our main meetup at the beginning of each month.
Our main event is held in Burbank on the 1st Saturday of the month (FREE, but a $2 donation is requested) at Fuddrucker's restaurant, Organized by Deborah and Brad. Our second event is held Near Canoga Park on the 3rd Saturday of the month. This event is a Live the Dream ( http://www.livethedream.org ) event, Organized by Terry Brussel. We also share our events with the Loving More Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/loving-more/) with Tom, Angel and Eddie who hold a couple of pool parties a year. If you would like to organize an event, please let me know the specifics and I will add you as an event coordinator. I no longer allow my members to suggest meetups because of an abuse of this feature.
Please remember that this group is based on the premise of encouraging successful relationships of all kinds. To this end, open and honest communication, respect and tolerance of our individual beliefs and philosophies are of paramount importance. We may not always agree with one another, but we still need to respect each other. We are not here to change one another's beliefs, perceptions or expressions of those beliefs, we are here to support one another and possibly learn something in the process of getting to know one another. Along this vein, please note that we are not responsible for what others put on their profiles. If you see something you do not like, simply do not go to that profile. We do however ask that you comply with Meetup's TOS. This is a public forum, and while we do our best to pre-screen members, always follow the rules of internet safety (click here) (http://psychcentral.com/online_dating/safety.html) and screen people yourself. ( http://psychcentral.com/online_dating/safety.html )
***MEMBERS*** Please RSVP every month. Even if you RSVP "NO", it allows me to see who is active on the board. I will be purging inactive members after 6 months of inactivity. ***THANK YOU***
Here are some articles you might find of interest, especially if you are new to the world of Polyamory
What is Polyamory?
Benefits of Polyamory (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/The_Benefits_of_a_Polyamorous_Relationship/)
Polyamory - What it is (Part 1) (http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Polyamory/pages/Polyamory_-_What_it_is_%28Part_1%29/?name=Polyamory_-_What_it_is_%28Part_1%29)
Polyamory - What it isn't (Part 2) (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/Polyamory_-_What_it_isn%27t_%28Part_2%29/)
Polyamory Language (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/Polyamory_Language/)
Open Relationship Styles
Models Of Open Relationships (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/Models_Of_Open_Relationships/) - Excellent Article
Polyamory and Children
Thinking About Children (http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Polyamory/pages/Thinking_about_Children/)
Raising Kids Poly - An Eye Opening Experience (http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Polyamory/pages/Raising_Kids_Poly_-_an_eye_opening_experience/)
But What About The Children? (http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Polyamory/pages/But_What_About_The_Children%3F/)
Dealing with Jealousy
Compersion and Polyamory (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/Compersion__and_Polyamory/)
Thoughts on Jealousy (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/Thoughts_on_Jealousy/)
A crazy little thing called.....Compersion (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/A_crazy_little_thing_called.....Compersion/)
Poly/Mono Relationship Dynamics
Polyamory for the Monogamous (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/Polyamory_for_the_Monogamous/)
My lover just told me he or she wants other lovers (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/My_lover_just_told_me_he_or_she_wants_other_lovers/) - Excellent Article
Bridging the Divide (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/Bridging_the_Divide/)
Coming Clean (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/Coming_Clean/)
Cohabitation and Dating Safety
Questionaire for Cohabitation (http://polyamory.meetup.com/393/pages/Questionnaire_for_Cohabitation/)
Tips for Online Dating Safety (http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Polyamory/pages/Tips_for_Safe_Online_Dating/)
Condom Compact (http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Polyamory/pages/Condom_Compact/)
Books on Polyamory (http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Polyamory/pages/Books_on_Polyamory/)
Poly Friendly Professionals
Poly Friendly Professionals (http://www.polychromatic.com/pfp/)
Live the Dream Articles
Click here for Live the Dream Articles (http://www.livethedream.org/articles.php)
Off Site Articles
Never Do This: Poly Mistakes (http://www.xeromag.com/fvpolymistakes.html)
If you know of any poly events in the LA area, please do not hesitate to leave a message on the boards, or contact one of the organizers..