NOTE: I'm not talking about monogamous relationships here; I'm talking about the beginning phases of the dating process here
For both genders, this "serial dating" thing seems to be more common than it used to be.
Why do you (or other people that you know) date multiple people at a time, instead of dating one person at a time and focusing on that one person?
Be as detailed as you wish in your answer; thanks for fueling my curiosity. 8-)
- I date multiple people at onceVote A
- I only date one person at a timeVote B
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This rarely happens to me, but it's to get to know each person out on a coffee/dinner date and not rush into anything. Then you choose who you like best by process of elimination. This has happened to me once with online dating; I went on a coffee date with one guy (didn't click for either of us but he was nice) then went to a school club event with another guy I was getting to know. I told the first guy when I chose the other guy, which happened before we could do another date. Mind you, nobody promised exclusivity to the other.
Personally, I prefer dating one person at a time, because two or more can be confusing. I might end up settling for one guy because he seems a little better than the other one, but not because he's right for me. Sadly, the market for potential mates in my area is scarce, and it's hard to find someone of good quality, so I would serial date again if I had to.1