How to Join Local Poly Groups

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So, you’re ready to start your journey and join a local poly group. Or maybe you’ve been openly polyamorous for years and just want to find more like-minded people. Whatever the case may be, there’s a lot to be gained by joining a local poly group. Lucky for you, we know just how to help you get started!

Why Join Polyamory Groups?

Society can make you feel weird or wrong for wanting more than one relationship, but the truth is that it’s just as ethical as monogamy and comes with many of the same rules. In an ethical poly relationship, you still need to:

  • Make decisions together
  • Be honest with each other
  • Practice communication
  • Set (and respect) boundaries
  • Take each other’s needs into account
  • Don’t cheat

On the other hand, a non-monogamous relationship that doesn’t include these things is not ethical and does not count as polyamory.

However long you’ve considered polyamory, or have even been living it, joining a local poly group or two can be a lot of fun. It’s a great opportunity to make friends and learn more about the world of ethical non-monogamy (not to mention, find dates). It can also be a wonderful place to find support. After all, the world still has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to acceptance. When you surround yourself with like-minded people, navigating something like polyamory—and finding the courage to do so—can be a bit easier.

What better way to do that than by joining local poly groups?

Where to Find Local Poly Groups

It is worth mentioning that finding poly people in your region might take some time, because most people are not open about their lifestyle. You cannot just go around and ask people are you poly or not? The best source of information is the Internet. SwingTowns is dedicated to offering those who are interested in adopting this lifestyle useful information. It is best to search for poly people on poly dating websites, like SwingTowns, to avoid unpleasant surprises.

It is a lot easier to find local poly groups when you use websites that are created only for polyamorous people.

What to Know about Polyamory Groups?

Polyamorous relationships should not be limited to sex; the whole point is to be in multiple relationships that are based on love, trust, and respect (otherwise, you’re probably more interested in swinging). According to an interesting article in Independent, “Anyone can become involved in a polyamorous relationship as long as the knowledge of what doing so entails is understood”. Trust, communication, and clarity matter a lot when entering such a relationship and their importance should not be ignored.

What you should know about poly groups is that this lifestyle is so much more than just sex. People who practice polyamory have the same values as you; trust, respect, consent, and communication are just as important for them as they are for monogamous people. Poly individuals do not view relationships in a traditional way, they are honest about who they are and what they want. If you are serious about embracing the poly life style and meeting ploy people, you should start by joining a dating site for poly.

This is the best and safest way to meet local poly groups, to learn more about the poly lifestyle and how you can make such a relationship work. Adopting your lifestyle can change your life for the better, it can revive passion in your relationship, it can show you how to be happy. If you feel that monogamy does not work for you, if you cannot be happy in such a relationship, it might be a good idea to accept the fact that the monogamous lifestyle is not for you. People deserve to be happy and it is entirely up to them to decide what makes them happy.

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