SWIPE-Madison – Recap of “Hi, I’ve been away. How do I restart?” – Feb 12

MADISON, Wisc. — Thank you to everyone who came out to the Madison discussion on “Hi, I’ve been away. How do I restart?” on Friday, February 12th!

Thanks to everyone who shared their personal stories. Most of the discussion was personal stories; thus, the notes are light this time. Please take a look at the below SWIPE notes for more information.

SWIPE-Waukesha 2015 discussion notes

If some key points of the discussion were missed or you want to add some additional thoughts, please feel free to do so.

What brings you out from behind the mouse?

  • Just getting out of the house.
  • Respecting your “wiring”.
  • Following your heart.
  • Finding others like you – you are not alone.

Be diversified:

  • Go to different types of groups: discussions, munches, educational.
  • Go to different communities/cities, states.

Rebuild your support network:

  • Guides to the community.
  • Ask questions.

Looking for a partner in one of the groups:

  • Err on the side of caution.
  • If you see your ex, keep drama out of the munch – be respectful.
  • Get to know lots of people; you never know if you will find someone with whom you will click.
  • Be open to the possibilities – don’t be stuck on looking for a certain type.

Our next Madison discussion – Fri, Mar 11th @ 7pm – Support in the Lifestyle – How/Where do you find support in the lifestyle? If you are single or in a relationship, who do you turn to for a support network? Where do you find can you find a support network? Do you look within or outside of the lifestyle?

Our next Waukesha discussion – Sun, Mar 27th @ 6:30pm – Doubt – Ever wonder if you are “enough”? How did you get passed the questioning and doubt? What if your partner came to you questioning their position in the relationship, what would you do or say? How would you help them?