What are your rules for dating?
Are you the dating and thus no longer available to anyone person? Or are you the free for all until you get hitched for real? That being said, are there different social date rules for the genders?
Take for example, I am pretty sure a woman who multi-dates would certainly be judged more harshly than her male counterpart. Also could women tend to focus on one date while men prefer to multi-date? Remember when Carrie first dated Mr Big and was surprised/shocked to learn that he was dating other women other than her. Is this a social case or a primal biological urge where females access a potential alpha male for suitability to father her offspring which takes careful consideration? Whereas a male is accessing a bigger pool simply because he is only into spreading his seeds?
And if social gender conventions were not confusing enough, let's throw in the GLBT bit into the mix! Which would govern us more? Social norms or biological norms? Is dating more than one guy acceptable in the gay community? What about you? Do you multi-date? If so, what is your rationale behind it? Conversely if you only prefer to date one at any given time, why is that so?
Personally I tend to multi-date. I dislike putting all my eggs into one basket at the start, unless I am absolutely sure that I will get this guy. In the absence of that assurance, I don't wish to emotionally bind myself to one person. I prefer to browse around first, selecting the best mate to suit myself and then I start to get more serious.
Also what about sex? Do you sleep with others if you are dating because dating does not mean promised to each other yet? Or to you, dating equates a commitment already?
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