I’m single, but interested in polyamory (only ever been monogamous in the past)But people here seem to equate poly only with sleeping around & “casual” dating. How do you suggest I make it clear, right out of the gate, that I’m only interested in committed relationships? (Phrasing on dating profiles and early conversations)

In situations like this, it can be hard to make sure other people are hearing you clearly and not just interpreting things to be what they want to hear. All you can do is be as clear as you can - explain what polyamory means to you and what your expectations and boundaries are. Seek also to understand what potential partners are hoping for and what their preferred relationship terms are. You may also want to check out local poly groups and meetups in your area to find people who really identify with polyamory rather than a trendy way to sleep around. Good luck!