Friday, January 20, 2012

The Term "Dating"

I am learning that you have to be careful when interpreting how a person defines some words.  Since this is the Single Woman's Chronicles and I talk about my experiences I wanted to dissect the word "dating"...

So according to Wikipedia:

Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two persons with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. While the term has several senses, it usually refers to the act of meeting and engaging in some mutually agreed upon social activity in public, together, as a couple.

Is it possible to be "dating" more than one person?  I mean do we have to put all our eggs in one basket initially?  Is it fair to the other person who may not be doing the same?  I really think these things should be discussed in the beginning because your definition of dating may not match up with the other person's definition.

One may think that they are dating you exclusively but not realize that you are exploring your options.  The real question for me is if I could truly get a good assessment of a suitable partner if I am dating more than one person...  Interestingly enough I may have to try it... LOL

Peace and Blessings

1 comment:

  1. You should be doing so but at the same be open to communicate this aspect with each perspective person. Being open to being dismissed by someone not doing the same but looking to settle down more sooner than later.