I was talking to a co-worker of mine the other day, and he was telling me about these two girls that he's interested in. He was talking about the pros and cons of each one, and he said he was unsure of which one he wanted to date.
My solution was that he date both.
I explained that it was alright to go on dates with multiple people so long as both parties were aware that it was casual and that they didn't have a serious relationship yet.
He was absolutely appalled and said that what I'd suggested was completely wrong (even though that's basically what he's been doing anyway...)
Anyway, my question is basically this:
Is my idea of "dating" wrong? I mean, is it okay to casually keep your options open so long as you are just "seeing each other" or just "talking" and not boyfriend/girlfriend or anything serious? Or should you only be open to one person at a time, even if you aren't sure how serious you want to be with this person?
For further example, notice that in the categories on GAG, "dating" and "relationships" are two different options. Wouldn't this mean there's a big difference between the two?
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I guess it depends on what people define dating as.
Some people use the term dating to mean relationship. Oh suchandsuch and I are dating - meaning, they're in a realtionship. They're together.
Whereas suchandsuch and I went on a date - means they went out on a date.
So yeah people can easily get those terms mixed up because they're thrown around in so many different ways. But basically I agree with what you say - going on dates, you're not exclusive. You're not committed. As far as I'm concerned, you're neither of those things until you talk about it with whoever and agree to it. So it's perfectly fine to go on dates with multiple people in the same time frame.2