Something to watch out for... I was a swinger in my first marriage, so I'm kind of familiar with the swinger mindset. People who are too anxious to move past a friendly relationship into a relationship of a sexual nature might not be practicing polyamory. They may tell themselves that they are, but it seems more like swinging to me; which I define as sex without intimacy. For me polyamory should be about building meaningful relationships in an ethical manner. Don't let anyone pressure you into moving any quicker than you are comfortable with. Maybe a face to face before e-mailing naked pictures, just a thought.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect or his self-confidence. He is still a King - Orison Swett Marden