Hey Mike (Amanda too),
Welcome to our forum.
Looks like you're very fresh on the scene and a clean slate (which I got to write on first, woo-hoo!). The best way to get started (IMO) is to read, read, read (and post your thoughts, questions, and concerns as they arise). We have a Golden Nuggets board
that's very good for introducing you to the basics. Also there's a Dating & Friendships subforum
, should you feel inclined to start looking around for friends and/or dates right away. But as I said, I'd recommend learning a lot about polyamory first, before diving too deep into the deep end of the pool.
A couple of additional (offsite) resources that might be good to take a look at:
," a book by Tristan Taormino;
Franklin Veaux's poly pages
Have a look around on our site; tap into our search and tag search engines; lots of collective wisdom here from many points of view, so it's a good place to accumulate a broad view of the landscape ahead. I wish you guys the very best and am glad you could join us.