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Old 08-10-2014, 08:24 AM
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Default Ever meet another poly in person?

Not someone you met online first. Someone you met in life and found out was poly.

Or have you been able to get someone interested in poly when you told them you were?
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:51 AM
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I met boyfriend #1 via the internet but didn't know he was open to the idea of poly until I brought non-exclusivity up on our 2nd date. All the other poly people I've met in person were introduced to me by poly people I already knew.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:38 PM
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My girlfriend. At a swingers party. She was monoamorous at the time.
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The "polyship":

Me 28F,
Sam 39M, my partner
Jen 38F, Sam's fwb & my friend

The former players:
Candi 41F, Sam's and my fwb/emphasis on the "f"/light on the "b"
Felycia 29F, Sam's and my fwb?/potential girlfriend
Leana 29F, Sam's and my girlfriend
Charlene, Sam's ex-wife
Paul, Charlene's boyfriend
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:59 PM
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Default Poly group in my area

There is a poly group active in my area. Unfortunately, we weren't comfortable there. They just weren't our kind of people. It reminded me of a gamer convention. LOL.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:21 PM
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We have a really strong local community in my home city, so I tend to be around a lot of poly people for most of my social time. I've met a few through non-poly channels or the internet, but I don't actually have a lot of avenues where I go out and meet non-poly people anymore. Work is really the only place I can think of.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:27 PM
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When we were in Albuquerque my V joined the local poly group there, and obviously met many poly people in it. I enjoyed my time there, but I know that's not quite the same as just running into a poly person on the street.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:47 PM
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Aside from my first husband, who introduced me to poly, most of my partners have been new to poly when I got involved with them. I've met a few poly folk in person over the years where we didn't connect first over the internet, it isn't common but it has happened. (I'm not counting in this to many poly folk I met a Atlanta PolyWeekend or Jeff Mach events).
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:52 PM
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Of course since so many polys (like me) stay in the closet, you can never know when you might be meeting a poly on the street and they're just not telling you they're poly. Just sayin'
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:16 PM
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When Chops came out as poly to our group of friends (and the nature of our relationship came out as well), I received some messages from a mutual friend (from way back in the high school days) a few months later. She and her husband were navigating a poly relationship, and was wondering if I could talk to him, since he's also mono and was having difficulty.

They remain in the closet about it, but it was interesting to see that someone within our group of friends is also Poly.
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Xena: Poly. In relationships with Chops and Noa, and dating others.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:01 PM
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Hubby met someone at school who happens to be poly. They clicked as friends then decided it must have had something to do with subconscious poly-dar or something. Lol but, we live in a very liberal are with tons of poly people who live openly, so it's not all that surprising to me.
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