There seems to be an ever-increasing proclivity for Gen-Yers to date more than one person at a time.
In principle for the age group I'm talking about, part of me understands the inclination for such an arrangement.
There's a hilarious scene in the movie Sleepless in Seattle when Tom Hanks's character contemplates getting back into the dating game and wonders if the rules have changed.
If that describes you, back in the saddle again after a hiatus, divorce or widowhood, know that yes, the rules have changed—and for the better.
Both the people involved in the relationship are just in it for the moment, until something or someone better comes along.
Simply put, casual relationships are an outlet to satiate sexual and emotional desires without the rules and boundaries of a regular romantic relationship.
It's a hookup culture we live in and it seems ever more likely that people are looking for more casual types of relationships.
Make sure she stays free all the time in case you call. You're looking to settle down in a country home with that one special girl. She'll figure out the more ridiculous ones eventually but if you play this right you'll get laid first and have her captured.
Old credos, like waiting a certain number of dates before having sex or insisting that the guy should always pick up the bill, may be officially outmoded, but they still linger in many people's minds. "Because one of these rules might have worked in one situation with one person," says Gary Lewandowski, Jr., Ph D, associate social science professor at Monmouth University in New Jersey—which by no means makes it something that everyone should live by.
Read on for eight dating rules ripe for the breaking.
Here are some tips and thoughts I have on how to handle the juggling act of the casual dating scene and bypassing your likelihood of getting hurt. But just because we fall within an age group of people just looking to have fun, doesn't mean we need to treat people poorly. Take the time to articulate what it is you're looking for from the beginning and avoid having a Hiroshima level blow up down the road.
First and foremost to me, the number one key to building any semblance of a successful relationship with one person or in this case, many, is communication. The problem that I see is a lot of times, even if someone articulates at the onset of a relationship that he or she looking for something casual, things have a way of growing and morphing into something larger and much deeper.