Originally Posted by jkelly
Yeah, I've always met people the same way most people do (I think). I've certainly met people at bars, but never through a dating site, and never through any organised public poly- event.
These days, meeting somebody online is mainstream. I met my current wife online. I met my previous wife online. I've never met a long-term partner of any sort at a bar.
When speaking of various forms of non-monogamy...it ain't poly if you're just fucking around.
While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.