Originally Posted by ManofDiscovery
However I will say - I do enjoy being around women in general (most women, that is). I would be less happy if I had no women in my life. That's not the same as saying I need a woman to make me happy. And I didn't say I wanted a girlfriend. I just said I'm looking to date women open to polyamory and see where it goes.
Now again...please let's get back to the point of the thread.
You make a really good point, and phrased it better than I have. Being around people in general who add to your quality of life by being who they are and sharing their time with you...I'm going to steal that bit.
Not sure how on topic you'll find this, but I did learn one thing this year. Before I joined a forum for people questioning their sexual orientation, I was very hesitant about presenting myself as bisexual. Knowing that everyone else there was in the same place, or had been there in their past, made it much easier to have the conversations that led to my current comfort level with the truth.
Being on a forum where everyone is talking about being consensually non-monogamous makes it easier to have dialogue about our potential future relationships. Having this truth out front makes everything simpler. If I understand you correctly, you would like having the same up-front approach in terms of meeting new people, eliminating some stress and confusion from the process for everyone. Short of going to meetings of polyamorous people, I can't see many better ways to accomplish that than via online methods. (An ad in your local paper? A T-shirt with the word "Poly-Man" on the front in neon green? No, wait, then you'd have to have a cape and tights, 'cause you'd be a superhero....crud.)
there is a feeling of confidence that comes with knowing that from the very start some things are already known by all parties.