It all depends on your goals, where you’re at in your life today and what you’re trying to accomplish.
Traditional dating protocol insists we stick to one person at a time.
It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It Most people you meet are prepared for you to do something shitty to them. But there's a big difference between a bad thing done poorly and a bad thing done well.
L, a friend I can only describe as having advanced degrees in the science of online dating, says, "My personal experience is that people don't worry about what is happening as much as they do how it is happening.
I talked to people who are living/have lived the three-Internet-dates-a-week life, and distilled their advice into some basic rules of thumb.
Everyone Is Doing It This is less of a rule and more of a fact to keep in mind: That guy you're on your first date with is on his fourth first date this month, and so are you.
You need to be dedicated to maintaining and improving your relationship.
Learning how to communicate effectively with each other will reduce the damage of inevitable arguments and fall outs.
) But do you know the rules of juggling multiple love interests at once?
It’s tricky — just as in real juggling, if you’re not careful, you can end up with balls hitting you in the face. Trying to squeeze in drinks with one person, dinner with another, and dessert with a third?
However, finding the right person who will help you achieve this can be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack. You probably have goals to achieve, friends and family to spend time with, and things to do. However, you certainly don’t have the patience for time wasters.
Meeting new people, spending time to get to know them and deciding whether they’re right for you is an arduous process. It’s time to cut the wheat from the chaff, and the best way to do this is to get to know multiple people.
(Metaphorically, literally, whatever.) Some guidelines: Start Slow When dating multiple people, pace yourself. Disrespectful and unlikely to work out in your favor. Related: 5 Perfectly Good Reasons To Date Multiple People Keep Things Light It’s one thing to casually date a few people — it’s another to carry on full relationships with multiple people, going from brunch with the parents of one to weekend getaways with another (unless, of course, this is something you’ve cleared and all parties are aware of and okay with).