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Old 04-27-2014, 04:02 AM
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Hey Kevin,
I wonder where you heard about San Diego being poly-friendly? I remember there being a thread here a while back, in which a bunch of people complained about the lack of poly awareness and very little going on with poly groups in San Diego. So I always thought of that city as not being very poly-friendly.
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Hummm, interesting NYC.

The bit of info I was going on came from Polyamorous Percolations. Here it is:

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"I'd say that San Diego is also pretty Poly friendly -- it is very laid back, and I know there are some different Poly groups/meetups/events."
-- Oreadne, http://polyamoryonline.org/smf/index...61633#msg61633
So at this point, San Diego has gotten both a good review and a not-so-good review. I figured I'd eventually need a "mixed-review list," and San Diego is now the first city on that list.

Review:

I am interested in building a list of cities (around the world) that have a high percentage of poly residents, a goodly number of local poly social/support groups, and/or otherwise constitute a friendly setting for poly life. So far it's based on anecdote, reasonable guesswork, and word of mouth, but solid statistics (from studies and polls) would help a lot (if you know of any). Many people have been contributing to this project, and here's what we've got so far:
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Austin, Texas
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Bristol, England
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri
  • London, England
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Manchester, England
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Francisco (Bay Area), California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Syracuse (suburbs), New York
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Vancouver, B.C.
  • Victoria, B.C.
  • Washington, D.C.
Please look and see if the list contains any/all cities you know of that are poly-friendly. If it doesn't, let me know what cities are missing. Also let me know if any listed city doesn't belong on the list.

I appreciate your help,
Sincerely,
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F.Y.I. ... a guy on Poly Percs nominated Nelson, B.C., so, with Wikipedia's "approval," I decided to add it to the list. Votes yea or nay are welcome, and let me know if there's any additional cities you know of that could go on the list.
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Update: I decided to add Columbus (Ohio) to the list.

New York City could end up there too if it gets someone besides me to vouch for it. I heard a rumor it had some good solid poly organization -- but maybe NYC should be expected to have that just because of its sheer size. I'm on the fence about it.
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Oh god yes, Columbus. I'm so glad I'm in the area and have such a great local community. Cinci and Dayton areas have good communities too, although not quite as prolific and fairly heavily tied to Columbus.

Columbus is great for LGBT and kink lifestyles as well.
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Cool, we have a keeper.
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F.Y.I. ... a guy on Poly Percs nominated Nelson, B.C., so, with Wikipedia's "approval," I decided to add it to the list. Votes yea or nay are welcome, and let me know if there's any additional cities you know of that could go on the list.
Apparently, I just didn't know. According to my buddy who is from the area, its where "all the victoria run offs go"... and or the opposite "its where everyone from victoria is from"..

So I would say I have 3 more yays for Nelson bc. Poly Pot smoking central apparently.
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Yay, pot *and* polyamory! Woo-hoo! Kidding of course

The two P's, right?
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Old thread revival?

Boulder, CO seems pretty poly-friendly to me (am around a lot of poly-friendly or poly-informed people around here, and they have a Meetup group... http://www.meetup.com/boulderpoly/


I don't know what kind of numbers you're looking for though.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:47 PM
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No, that's cool. I mean sure I'll take numbers if anyone has them, but so far I think the list is based on anecdote and personal experience.

And so! The new list looks like this:
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Austin, Texas
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Bristol, England
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri
  • London, England
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Manchester, England
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Nelson, B.C.
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Francisco (Bay Area), California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Syracuse (suburbs), New York
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Vancouver, B.C.
  • Victoria, B.C.
  • Washington, D.C.
To review:

I am interested in building a list of cities (around the world) that have a high percentage of poly residents, a goodly number of local poly social/support groups, and/or otherwise constitute a friendly setting for poly life. Many people have been contributing to this project, and the list above is what we've got so far.

Please look and see if the list contains any/all cities you know of that are poly-friendly. If it doesn't, let me know what cities are missing. Also let me know if any listed city doesn't belong on the list.
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