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  • The Group’s Weekend Events: Is the Price Worth the Hype?

    Another guest blog by Nicolas, a Full Member of The Group. After I wrote my first blog for the group on why you shouldn’t judge the group by your Just for Dinner experience, I got the bug to do a bit more writing about some other aspects of Group membership that I think will help […]

  • Women Step Aboard for an Evening of Elegance and Empowerment

    The Official Launch Party of Stiletto Social – Saturday, August 3, 2024 Mark your calendars for a unique celebration of femininity and connection as The Group proudly announces the Stiletto Social Launch Party. This ladies-only on-premise event is scheduled for 9 PM on Saturday, August 3rd, aboard a private yacht in Fort Lauderdale. It’s not […]

    • May 12, 2024
    • The Group
    • LGBTQ+
  • Don’t Judge a Group by Its’ Dinner

    A guest blog by Nicolas, a Full Member of The Group. My wife and I just attended the Lowcountry Lifestyle Weekend in Charleston. When meeting some of the sixty guests, I heard a few times from those attending (this being their first weekend event with The Group) about the disparity in the experience between their initial Just for a Dinner event and the Charleston weekend event.  It’s not […]

  • Beyond Membership: Investing in The Group’s Exclusive Equity Tier

    The Group is thrilled to announce the launch of a new and exclusive tier of membership: the “Equity Members.” This premier category is designed for those who see unparalleled value in going beyond the extraordinary social connections fostered by The Group and who desire to deepen their involvement by investing in one of The Group’s […]

  • The Group Announces Stiletto Social

    A Women-Centric Organization Created by Ann The Group is thrilled to announce the formation of Stiletto Social, a women-centric organization proudly hosted by Ann. Stiletto Social offers an exclusive haven where sophistication intersects with sapphic intimacy, providing an unparalleled experience designed exclusively for women by women. Since its inception in 2005, The Group has a […]

    • April 1, 2024
    • The Group
    • LGBTQ+
  • Setting the Bar: The Group’s Distinctive Approach to Exclusive Events

    In the world of social gatherings and lifestyle events, finding an experience that truly resonates with discerning individuals can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Amidst the myriad of options, The Group stands as a beacon of sophistication, exclusivity, and quality, attracting a diverse array of professional singles, couples, and even […]

    • March 18, 2024
    • The Group
    • Travel
  • Expanding Horizons: A Synthesis of Six Enlightening Lifestyle Books for the Sapiosexual

    Certain works are beacons of insight, guiding readers through the intricacies of intellect, relationships, and societal norms. As we embark on a journey through these eight thought-provoking books, we encounter a tapestry of perspectives illuminating the human condition in all its complexity. 1. “Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence” by Esther Perel Esther Perel delves […]

    • February 20, 2024
    • The Group
    • Media
  • Introducing Version 1.17 of The Group’s Private App: Elevating the Member Experience in Space

    In the ever-evolving landscape of digital platforms, The Group remains committed to providing its members with cutting-edge technology and seamless user experiences. On Monday, February 5th, we unveiled Version 1.17 of The Group’s private app for Apple iOS, marking a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to enhance connectivity and convenience for our members. One […]

  • Nomadic Elegance: Elevating Connections with Exclusive Luxury Lifestyle Weekends

    In the dynamic landscape of lifestyle communities, The Group stands apart with a distinct approach—one that eschews one-night parties open to the public in favor of curated luxury weekend events that traverse from city to city. This deliberate choice reflects The Group’s commitment to fostering genuine connections in an upscale and intimate environment. Let’s delve […]

    • January 24, 2024
    • The Group
    • Travel
  • Unveiling Just For Dinner: A Prelude to The Group’s Exclusive Experiences

    In the sophisticated realm of The Group, connections are forged with intention and purpose. Just For Dinner, a unique offering stands as a testament to this philosophy. Contrary to common misconception, it is not a traditional Group event but rather an exclusive opportunity for professional singles, couples, and throuples in the lifestyle to come together. […]

  • The Art of Connection: The Intricate Vetting Process at The Group

    In the exclusive world of The Group, a connection is not merely a chance encounter but a carefully curated experience. The vetting process, a sophisticated journey that begins with an invitation request and culminates in the coveted Full Membership status, reflects the commitment to creating a community of like-minded individuals. Join us as we unravel […]

  • Single Men in the Lifestyle: Challenges and Opportunities when Navigating the Community

    The lifestyle community, often associated with consensual non-monogamy and open relationships, is a dynamic and evolving space that welcomes diversity. However, for single men seeking entry into this vibrant world, there are challenges to be faced, both in public events and private gatherings. The hurdles faced by single men in the lifestyle and how exclusive […]

  • Nurturing Compersion: The Crucial Role of Choosing the Right Environment for Open Relationships

    The journey toward opening your relationship is a deeply personal and transformative experience, requiring careful consideration, communication, and an environment conducive to growth. Selecting the right setting for exploration can not only strengthen the bond between partners but also lead to a profound state of compersion—a term used to describe the joy and happiness experienced […]

  • The Group’s Digital Evolution: Navigating the Shift to Social Media Amidst Changing Trends

    In response to the evolving landscape of digital preferences among the younger demographic, The Group, renowned for curating upscale dinners, parties, and luxury weekend events, has recently expanded its online presence from traditional legacy lifestyle websites to embrace the dynamic realm of social media. This strategic shift aims to address the challenges posed by the […]

    • December 28, 2023
    • The Group
    • Media
  • Lifestyle Parties: Elevating the Experience of Lifestyle Clubs and Unveiling The Group’s Exclusive Lifestyle Community

    In the quest for unforgettable lifestyle experiences, discerning individuals often seek the pinnacle of sophistication and exclusivity. Enter The Group, a trailblazer in the world of lifestyle clubs, renowned for curating high-end dinners, lavish parties, luxury weekend events, and international expeditions that stand as the epitome of refinement. This post will explore why The Group’s […]

  • Embracing Empowerment: Women’s Experiences in The Group

    In the realm of exclusive social clubs, The Group stands out as a beacon of empowerment and liberation for women exploring their sensuality and desires. Whether single or part of a couple or throuple, women find themselves welcomed into a luxurious environment where they can freely express themselves without judgment or inhibition. This inclusivity extends […]

    • December 9, 2023
    • The Group
    • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships: Why The Group is a Safe Haven for Professional Couples, Throuples, and Single Women Exploring This Dynamic

    In a world that celebrates diversity and encourages individuals to explore their desires and relationships, The Group stands out as a safe haven for professional couples, thouples and single women looking to venture into the realm of open relationships. As an exclusive adult lifestyle club, The Group offers a unique and secure environment where like-minded […]

  • Inclusivity: The first (of many) Female-Female Couples in The Group

    Within the vibrant tapestry of The Group, a unique and heartwarming chapter unfolds as female-female couples, inspired by trailblazing podcasters Tiffany and Rachel, hosts of the Sapphic Swingers podcast, have found a place of belonging and exploration. Their connection to the broader LGBTQ+ community and their positive experiences within The Group, beginning in 2014 have […]

  • The History of The Group: From Luxury Lifestyle Weekends to Private Venues and a Members-Only Resort – Part 3

    Chapter Three: Resilience and Evolution By 2019, at the peak of its social calendar, hosting international events and over 80 dinners annually, the abrupt halt imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic forced The Group to reevaluate, adapt, and ultimately emerge stronger than ever. The Covid Interruption: A Halt and a Pause The Group, known for its […]

  • The History of The Group: From One-Night Swinger Parties to Luxury Lifestyle Weekends – Part 2

    In the rich tapestry of The Group’s history, the year 2015 emerged as a transformative chapter, introducing a shift that would redefine the community’s approach to connections and exclusivity. In that pivotal year, The Group made the two strategic decisions to cease accepting open invitation requests for its luxury weekend events, introducing the innovative Just […]

  • The History of The Group: From One-Night Swinger Parties to Luxury Lifestyle Weekends – Part 1

    Prologue: The Birth and Evolution. In the vibrant tapestry of The Group’s history, the tale unfolds from its humble origins in 2005. What began as a discreet one-night party held in a historic manse located across from the New York State Capitol quickly became a pivotal moment in the evolution of lifestyle gatherings. Guests themselves […]

  • Navigating The Shadows: The Dark Side of ‘Swinger Bars’ and How The Group Sets a Safer Standard

    Embarking on the search for “swinger bars near me” can be an exciting yet daunting journey into the world of adult lifestyle exploration and opening your relationship. As with any community, there are potential challenges and risks associated with swinger bars and clubs. In this post, we will delve into the darker aspects of swinger […]

  • Introducing “Jackets Required”: The Group’s Exclusive Affair for Professionals 40 and Under

    MIAMI, FLORIDA — The Group, a renowned name in the upscale open relationship community, is thrilled to announce the launch of Jackets Required Parties. Tailored for professionals aged 40 and under, this exciting addition to The Group’s repertoire serves as a seamless complement to Just For Dinner and a gateway into The Group’s world of […]

  • Party Erotique, From Masquerades to High Society: The Evolution of The Group’s Exclusive Community

    In the realm of avant-garde nightlife experiences, Party Erotique stands as a beacon of sophistication, combining fetish-inspired mystique with the opulence of masquerade allure. As the brainchild of a visionary creator, Party Erotique transcended traditional boundaries, touring renowned venues like the House of Blues with sponsorship from SDC.com and Caliente Resort. This groundbreaking event, marked […]

  • Honoring Trust and Transparency: The Group’s Stance on Infidelity and the Dynamics of “Hall Pass” Relationships

    In the enchanting world of The Group, where connections are forged and relationships are nurtured, one foundational principle reigns supreme: trust. Central to The Group’s ethos is the unwavering commitment to fostering an environment of honesty, respect, and transparency. This commitment extends not only to the interactions between consenting adults but also to the sanctity […]

  • Oasis Aqualounge, The X Club, and The Group: Contrasting Toronto’s Lifestyle Scene

    Toronto boasts a vibrant and diverse lifestyle scene, offering a range of experiences for individuals and couples exploring open relationships and non-monogamy. Two prominent venues, Oasis Aqualounge and The X Club, have earned their place in the city’s landscape by providing open-to-the-public settings for those interested in the lifestyle. However, another player in the Toronto […]

  • Embracing Diversity: The Group’s Inclusive Open Relationship Community

    Inclusivity and diversity are essential for creating a welcoming and enriching community. The Group, a pioneer in the open relationship scene, has made inclusivity a cornerstone of its values. This article celebrates The Group’s commitment to embracing professional interracial, multiracial, Black, Hispanic, and Asian couples, throuples, and singles exploring open relationships. We will also highlight […]

  • “Just For Dinner”: Elevating Open Relationships

    Launched in 2015, “Just For Dinner” has become a beacon of refined sophistication in the world of open relationships and the swinger lifestyle. This exclusive dinner series, a pivotal part of The Group’s offerings, has achieved remarkable success and attracted a loyal following of professional couples from various open relationships. Designed to provide an upscale […]

  • Friction Parties vs. Saints & Sinners vs. The Group

    The lifestyle community offers various events and parties catering to those interested in open relationships and non-monogamous experiences. Two prominent organizers in the mid-Atlantic, Saints & Sinners Parties and Friction Parties, create experiences with distinct characteristics. In this article, we’ll explore the details of these events, including their costs, themed events, and the type of […]

  • Quality, Respect, and Diversity: Our Approach to the Adult Swinger Lifestyle

    In the Adult Swinger Lifestyle world, finding a community that values quality over quantity, prioritizes respect and consent, and attracts professional couples, throuples, and singles can be a game-changer. At The Group, we’ve taken a unique approach to creating an inclusive, safe, and thriving community for those exploring open relationships. In this article, we’ll delve […]

  • The-Group Cares organizes 1st Breast Cancer Fundraiser

    “Wig Out Dallas” promises to disrupt the traditional black tie affair. DALLAS, TX –  With the creation of The-Group Cares, “Wig Out Dallas” will reach out beyond the confines of our community, beyond the broader lifestyle community, and work to support charitable causes related to local women’s issues.  Our first event will be a black-tie, […]

    • June 1, 2019
    • The Group
    • Media
  • Preeminent Podcasters WeGottaThing Interview The Group’s Founder

    WASHINGTON, DC – The creators of one of the most unique lifestyle podcasts available, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, recently interviewed The Group’s founder. In a special “bonus” episode, the Joneses hosted George in their studio. During the one-hour interview featured in Episode 61 of the WeGottaThing.com podcast, the Jones covered topics ranging from the origin of […]

    • March 22, 2019
    • The Group
    • Media
  • Pseudonym Productions to create Immersive Spy Experience for The-Group

    NEW YORK, NY – The Group announces immersive design company Pseudonym Productions has been tapped to create intimate, exciting entertainment that will make this year’s Secret Ball event exhilarating and unforgettable. Attendees will become players thrust into a live interactive adventure of secret agents, espionage, and seduction. Pseudonym Productions creates surreal stories that come to life […]

    • March 18, 2019
    • The Group
    • Media
  • 3 Times Around The World

    On December 20th American Airlines was kind enough to send an info-graphic recapping the time we spent in the air in 2018, building The Group.  As we launch this new blog, it seemed fitting to recap what it took this year to bring us all to together.  And yes, as Director of The Group we travel, […]

    • December 21, 2018
    • The Group
    • Media