You’ve been lucky enough to land the hearts of two or more potential mates. Congratulations. Now you have to juggle all this love so that you can have the rewarding experience most people wish they could have. If you want to have the time of your life, you’ll want to keep the following multi-dating rookie mistakes in mind or else you just might find yourself going from multiple dates to absolutely none at all. You have been warned.
1. Confusing Names
The number one rookie mistakes when it comes to dating multiple people at once has to be confusing the names all up. Calling jenny by Mary’s name or Jenna by Suzi’s name will result in a lot of angry looks and possibly a few drinks poured over your head. Get the names straight. If you have to, associate their name with a characteristic they have. Such as Julie wears a lot of Jewelry. It sounds silly, but association can help you remember names when your mind suddenly goes blank.
2. Getting Stories Mixed Up
Dating multiple people is going to require you to take lots of notes. You are going to hear life stories from these people and you’re going to have to keep all of those stories straight if you hope to keep everyone happy. You will also have to remember the stories you’ve told your dates about yourself. It won’t take long before you’ve woven a web that will trip up even the most careful serial daters.
3. Not Making Time
When you date multiple people, you need to spend time with those people on a regular basis. This requires a juggling act that relies heavily on organization and massive amounts of energy.
4. Underestimating The Physical and Mental Toll
Dating multiple people might have you going out every night or every other night. Do you have the physical energy? Are you able to keep up with all of these people, entertain them and even have sex with them? Unless you’re an Olympic class athlete, all that running around, dancing and having sex is going to put you in traction before long. Before you get into dating multiple people, make sure you have the constitution to keep up with this type of lifestyle.
5. Underestimating The Financial Toll
Unless you’re also lucky enough to have all of your dates pay for everything, you might find yourself losing money rather quickly once you start dating other people. Dates are expensive and multiple dates are even more so. Unless you’re a sugar daddy or mommy, you might want to stick to dating the amount of people you can comfortably afford.
6. Running Into The Others While On A Date
It is always better to be up front with your dates that there are others out there. If you keep it a secret that you’re dating other people and then you run into another date while you’re out with the current one, you might find yourself with a fight on your hands. And while it’s always fun to have people fight over you, it’s best to avoid this by letting your dates know that they may run into one another sometime while they’re out with you. This will lessen the impact in case It does happen and you’ll have a much easier experience with dating multiple people at once.
7. Not Being Careful Sexually
Pregnancies and STDs can quickly turn a multiple dating experience from fun to frightening. Imagine having to tell all of your dates that they now have to get tested because another date tested positive for Gonorrhea. Protect yourself and have fun.
8. Not Having Fun
This is why you date multiple people. It’s fun. The moment it stops being fun for you and the moment it begins to feel like work, that’s when you should shut it down and date only one person from then on.
Dating more than one person can work but you must be on top of your game and willing to put in all the effort, energy and money it requires to make it all work. On the other hand, dating one person can be just as if not more rewarding.
Have you ever dated multiple people at once? What mistakes did you make? We can’t wait to hear your hilarious stories.