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Dating multiple people rules

I was fresh out of a relationship, breakup wounds still searing.

My many relationships have fallen somewhere between a string of not-so-great first dates and being in love.

I've enjoyed the fun aspects of being with a partner without being tied down to one person emotionally.

While they’re serial dating, they’re losing out on opportunities to date other great people.” agrees.

And, since I don't have a top-notch memory, it also requires keeping a handy list in my phone.

The logic behind multi-dating isn’t rooted so much in the need to distract oneself with a bunch of dudes following a breakup (although it totally can be) as it is in what men have long called "playing the field.” And, it's certainly not a new concept.

It's just gotten more buzz ever since Chloe, the infamous party girl and lead character from Of course, I’m not the only 20-something who jumped into a rotation immediately following a breakup.

Nina, a 25-year-old accountant living in Chicago, started hers after a four-year relationship ended. And, Monica*, a 25-year-old producer in New York City, can also echo the experience.

They’re all in the notes section of my phone: the 26-year-old graphic designer from Baltimore. A couple of actor/bartenders who live within a five-mile radius of my place in Central Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old who works at an ad agency, has a sweet pit bull, and an enviable vinyl collection — but is so obviously not over his ex-fiancée.

“Rotations give you the opportunity to not close doors on people who may be great for you.

People who get involved too quickly shut out others because they don’t rotate dates.