I wouldn't say I am new to this world, maybe new to finding a label to describe my way of life (and peoplewho understand it).
Let's see... I was born and raised in eastern Canada and moved to the DC area almost 8 years ago now to be with my husband who is also on this site. We have had several "love interests" over the years that have given us a chance to work on figuring out what we really want. I believe it was open and honest communication that got us to where we are today. We have mostly only had online flings that never amounted to more than a phone call, but I believe that it has given us the opportunity to explore ourselves as individuals and as a couple. I am currently working on a book-type-thing about our experiences (I say it like that because I expect it to never becomemore than a blog post, but I have really enjoyed putting it into words). It wasn't until we grew tired of running into dead ends in purely online encounters that we started looking for other means of finding open people who wanted some of the same things we did. In our search, we discovered the word 'polyamory' and realized the extent of the community behind it. We have really enjoyed finding the resources (not just the personals ads) but the information on how to make a poly couplework, how to meet people, and how to be open with others.
So now here we are so nice to meet you all =)