To me there is a fine line between talking and dating. I may be completely in the wrong for doing this but I like to keep my options open while I'm "dating". If you are "talking" to a girl (ie going on dates and seeing where things are going) and she hooked up with another guy, would you quit talking to her completely or forgive her since you weren't officially dating?
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There's nothing wrong with your keeping your options open while you're "dating" if you're not in any kind of "official" relationship because you never know how that will turn out. You could meet a guy you like better when hooking up with this other guy. So you're okay with what you'd be doing. However, if the guy you were talking to was really starting to get serious with you he'd no doubt feel hurt and might start getting less serious. There's always this chance. So that's the chance you take if you've been starting to get serious with him too. But if you're not all that serious with him yet and he feels the same as you do, then no harm is done because you both would have the right to talk to other guys. Whenever you feel that you want to keep your options open while you're "dating" it's because the guy you're "dating" hasn't stole your heart yet. You're not ready to be exclusive with him so just go on and keep your options open. A guy that would stop talking to a girl if she hooked up with another guy when you guys were "talking" is one that's looking into getting more serious with you in the future. If he hasn't gotten that serious with you yet, you're doing that might encourage him to try to do things that will help you like him better and not do the things you're shown any displeasure with in his behavior. In other words, he might get jealous but that might serve to increase his desire for you because other guys are interested in you too. Often that works that way if a guy really likes you. If I really liked her I wouldn't stop talking because she's still available. Stop talking would be giving up way too easily for a girl you like. She'd be worth fighting for.0