Welcome to our forum.
Along came a polly,
And sat down by Holly,
And frightened Miss Holly away.
Hurrr ... hurrr ... okay pay no attention to that.
I am also originally from Utah so small world,
"How did you introduce yourselves to the poly world and what are some ways you went about finding someone for your relationship?"
Oh dear, I didn't really go about finding someone for my poly relationship, I just kind of "fell into one." I guess you could say I "introduced myself to the poly world," similar to how you did ... I signed up on a poly forum and said, "Hi poly world!" (to paraphrase.)
You might try our Dating & Friendships subforum
, that sometimes helps you find people in your area. Try also:
"As for where to meet poly people, if by some chance you are interested in anything alternative like Renaissance fairs, goth culture, sci-fi conventions, indie music, bdsm, or any small fringe group, you will be more likely to meet people who have at least heard of poly and are accepting of it."
-- SpaceHippieGeek, http://polyamoryonline.org/smf/index...57394#msg57394
Even if it's not an "alternative" type group, if there's a club or something in your area that does something you're interested in, you can always join that group and it just gives you a way to get out there and meet people. If you meet someone on a platonic level and get to talking about poly, then they can decide how they feel about it without any "pressure to agree." Then if they do decide poly doesn't bother them too much, and some kind of romantic connection subsequently develops, you'll already have "had the poly conversation" with them.
Those are just some thoughts/ideas, don't know which if any will help.
Glad you could join us,