PolyTampa FAQ

About Poly Tampa

What is PolyTampa?

It is a support and discussion group based in the Tampa Bay area. It was formed in September of 1997, and meets approximately once a month. Meetings have occurred in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas county, varying with who hosts them. Meetings are open to all Poly friendly people, those involved in or affected by polyamory, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, or relationship status.

What is PolyTampa not?

It is not a "swing club" or sex group. Nobody gets naked at PolyTampa meetings. You aren't issued a bathrobe when you walk in the door.

Who may attend?

Anyone with any interest in the subject of polyamory. You don't necessarily have to be polyamorous, and you don't have to be involved in a polyamorous relationship. All you need is an interst in learning more about polyamory, or in talking to people interested in polyamory.

How do I join?

Just show up! PolyTampa is a very informal group. There are no formal membership rosters, no membership dues, and no requirements to join, other than an active interest in polyamory. You'll find that the members of PolyTampa are warm and inviting. Show up whenever you want, stay as long as you like; we're very laid-back, really.

What happens at a PolyTampa meeting?

Meetings typically start with "check-in," a chance for members to catch up on what is going on in one anothers' lives. Everyone who wants to has an opportunity to tell everyone else about anything significant that's happening in their lives or with their relationships. Then the meeting may move on to a discussion topic, which is usually chosen rather informally and may spring from a point or concern brought up during check-in.

Where are meetings held?

Meetings are held at in the meeting room at TGI Friday's, 2501 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612. This is across from the east end of University Square Mall. The meetings are usually held on the third Sunday of the month from 7-9 pm. Information about upcoming meetings will usually be posted on this Web site. If you're interested in attending, just stop by on the day of the meeting!