Polyamory.com Forum  

Go Back   Polyamory.com Forum > Polyamory > Introductions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-23-2011, 02:47 PM
Mike Mike is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 5
Default New to site and possible the lifestyle

You already see my name and where I am from.My wife and I have been discussing the possibility of the poly lifestyle. She is bi and I think she may be searching for that unicorn. But we are discussing all of the poly lifestyle. We would like to meet others locally for a better insight and new friendships. I am not sure as of yet if she will be signing up. I am straight 37 y/o male and she is 40 y/o bi female. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-23-2011, 05:12 PM
vodkafan vodkafan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 228
Default

Hi Mike ,

it's usually the other way around, the newbies ask the questions!
Welcome. You didn't give away too much but here is a question or two to get you thinking.
First off, what would YOU want from a poly lifestyle? can you see it as something that would make you happy?
How about if your wife just found a girlfriend and they had a separate relationship that you were not involved in? Would you be happy with that?
That would probably be easier to achieve.
__________________
"The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times but to get up eight times"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-23-2011, 06:17 PM
AutumnalTone AutumnalTone is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kansas City Metro
Posts: 2,186
Default

Welcome aboard.
__________________
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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-23-2011, 08:16 PM
nycindie's Avatar
nycindie nycindie is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Apple
Posts: 7,235
Default

Hi there, Mike, and welcome. There really is no such thing as a specific polyamorous lifestyle. People who live all types of lives practice polyamory.

How do you think poly would fit into your particular lifestyle and what kind of insights are you hoping to find here?
__________________
The world opens up... when you do.

Oh, oh, can't you see? Love is the drug for me. ~Bryan Ferry
"Love is that condition in which another person's happiness is essential to your own." ~Robert Heinlein
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-24-2011, 01:21 PM
Mike Mike is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AutumnalTone View Post
Welcome aboard.
Thanks for the welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-24-2011, 01:27 PM
Mike Mike is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nycindie View Post
Hi there, Mike, and welcome. There really is no such thing as a specific polyamorous lifestyle. People who live all types of lives practice polyamory.

How do you think poly would fit into your particular lifestyle and what kind of insights are you hoping to find here?
I think it may fit into our lifestyle, with the obvious exceptions of friends and family not understanding or approving of it. But that is nothing new for me, I am the black sheep of the family.

As far as insights, I am not sure what I am looking for, that's like taking a guy off the street and asking him to do brain surgery, I can poke around a little and hope to not seriously hurt or kill anyone. I guess really it is just the thought that others with similar interests are out there to talk to when it gets confusing.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:41 PM.