The Bloom Community App was made by and for polyamorous and ethnically non-monogamous people. Our community embraces the polyamorous values of consent, communication, and respect, and celebrates the full spectrum of connection between humans.
Over 70% of Bloom members are open to ethical non-monogamy, including polyamory. We aim to be the safest virtual space for folks marginalized from conventional, hetero-monogamous dating culture. Whether you're looking for a primary relationship, dating around, or poly-saturated and just want more friends, the Bloom Community is here for polyamorous folks of all varieties.
Many of our event partners serve the polyamorous community. From Poly Happy Hour and monthly polyamory hikes in the Bay Area and Los Angeles to polyamory meetups in New York, we collaborate with events that facilitate beautiful polyamorous connections. For those joining from around the country and world, our partners at Normalizing Non-Monogamy host regular virtual meet and greets for polyamorous and ethically non-monogamous folks.
For polyamorous folks and folks practicing ethical non-monogamy, we know that relationships can easily flow between friendship, romance, kink, and sex. Here at Bloom Community, we do not prescribe or presuppose what each connection between members will become. We call connections made in Bloom "Buds" because we want to create the space for many types of connections to form organically. This leaves it up to the two (or more) consenting adults to determine what form their connection will take and what feels right to them. We encourage you to see your Buds as people first, and beyond that whatever comes authentically to you.
In line with our values, members indicate clearly what they want from the Bloom Community
Signify whether you want to be Buds and/or have romantic interest in folks you meet at events, and we'll let you know if it's mutual
Not all polyamorous people or relationships look the same. Many (but not all) polyamorous people also identify as queer, LGBTQ+, kinky, and sex positive. We embrace the diversity of the polyamorous community and provide members with opportunities to connect with intersectional and overlapping communities that share our sex positive values.
Not everyone is polyamorous and that's okay too. You can still embody principles like personal autonomy and informed consensual decisions, which are central to healthy polyamory. The Bloom Community is open to everyone who shares our community values. If you're monogamous (whether currently in a relationship or not), indicate that on your profile with as much specificity as you would like and and make it clear what you are looking for on Bloom.