Whether you're newly coming out or a veteran bi activist, there comes a point when it's time to stop talking in abstractions and it's time to start LIVING as bi people. It is sometimes easy to forget that our sexuality is ultimately about how we love - that our bisexuality is about love, a love that transcends boundaries of sex and gender. It is not up to others to give us the affirmation we, like all humans need; it is up to us to give that acceptance, love, and respect to each other and then build upon that foundation together.. That's where amBi comes in.
amBi San Diego is not just another meetup group that offers events. While we have fun and enjoy ourselves, we also have a higher purpose. amBi's mission is nothing less than to build a welcoming, safe, diverse, vibrant, and visible bisexual community right here in San Diego. Our group exists to build Bi Community through a variety of events and activities that allow bisexuals to meet, establish meaningful friendships, and have fun! If you're interested in expanding your sense of bisexuality, getting to know good people, and doing all sorts of interesting and fulfilling events, then this group is for you.
JOINING amBi: amBi is a private Meetup and you will need to be approved by an Organizer in order to join. We do this to protect the privacy and integrity of the group. Some of our members are closeted outside of amBi, and we want to protect their anonymity. Inside amBi, however, we are open and out to each other.
*** Before Joining, please read THE THREE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP: Sorry, but incomplete profiles will absolutely NOT be approved for membership. Applicants who do not meet these 3 simple requirements will you usually be contacted, but this will result in significant and easily-avoided delays to your membership. It takes a great deal of time to contact people about their profiles and we'd rather spend that time planning and hosting great events for our members.
1) A real or real-sounding name. This is the name by which people in the group will refer to you. User names like "BiGurl23" or acronyms like "KFS" sound pretty silly when used in person. If you absolutely do not want people to know your real name, pick something. Just be prepared to answer to it! If you prefer, you may tell us your name in your "Introduction." If you are applying as a couple, we require names for BOTH of you.
2) A photo clearly showing your FACE. (Please, no groups of people, no animals, no cartoons, no nature scenes, no childhood pics)
This helps us find you when meeting at a busy venue and also helps people learn and remember who you are. Photos help prevent spam and make the group safer for everyone. Any discretion you may have gained by submitting a photo in which you cannot be identified is quickly lost when you find yourself at a crowded venue, looking for the group, trying to think of creative ways to ask random strangers if they are bisexual! We often have multiple members with the same name - yet again, photos fix any issues instantly.
As long as you have your meetup.com settings to "keep groups private," nobody outside of amBi can see your photo in association with the group.
3) Answers to some basic profile questions. Please tell us why you'd like to join our group and be part of our community. These questions aren't here to make you feel awkward. They enable us to make sure you are a real person who is here to meet and socialize with the bisexual community. Your answers also serve as your introduction to the group. REMEMBER: We may be sexy, but we are NOT A HOOKUP GROUP. Keep it classy.
Again, incomplete profiles will not be approved for membership. Profiles without recognizable photos or incomplete profiles will not be approved for membership.
We look forward to meeting you!
PLEASE NOTE: While many of our members are single, amBi is not a hookup group. amBi is not a swingers' group. We are here to help build a community in Greater Los Angeles that is welcoming, safe, diverse, vibrant, and visible. If you are here only looking to arrange dates and/or sexual encounters, we are definitely not the Meetup group for you. Please also note that posting any sexually explicit photos will result in immediate removal from the group. Thanks!
A WORD ON LABELS: amBi uses "bisexual" as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and/or emotional attraction to more than one gender (heteroflexible, pansexual, polysexual, multisexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels. We're here to live and live well - sitting around arguing which label is better doesn't help towards that end, so it's not something in which we invest a lot of time.