The short answer – Absolutely! It’s fine to be dating more than one person at the same time.
That’s part of dating. Dating more than one person brings an array of benefits :
1) Helps to increase your odds of finding the right partner
2) Enables you to take your time and not rush into a relationship
3) Stops the neediness that comes from dating one person as you are keeping your options open
4) Can reduce the ‘waiting around’ time for that text or call from the one you are dating
However, when dating more than one person also come’s the responsibility of being transparent. On the first few dates, you do not need to declare your dating activities and the number of dates you have lined up. If, however you are asked directly if you are dating others, it’s important you answer honestly. At that stage, it’s up to the other person to decide what is acceptable for them and if they want to continue to date you or not.
Depending where you are at in the dating stages, it maybe the conversation that helps you to decide whether to move forward together or focus on others.
If you have made a commitment to be exclusive to someone then it is time to stop dating other people. This allows your other dates to find their potential partner and you the opportunity to give your new relationship the commitment it requires.
On the other end of the spectrum, be mindful that dating and chatting to, too many people at the one time can turn into a dangerous game of always seeking greener pastures and dating becomes a game.
With everything – a balanced approach is the way to dating more than one person at a time.