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. "Now with dating more than one guy, I have been able to look at what each of them would add to my life and not feel pressured about one person. Don't struggle with the juggle—we've rounded up a few ladies who have been there and done that to tell you exactly how to handle the tricky situations that come with playing the field."I was previously married for about six years and didn't really take the time to consider what I wanted out of a relationship or marriage," says Megan, 27.Now that I'm older, I usually tend to only have strong feelings for one guy at a time.”Though dating a horde of people can feel fun and freeing, for most adventurers, it isn’t entirely sustainable.“I don’t plan on dating this way forever,” Monica says.
“It helps to be selective and seek people who are independent enough to not need lots of attention or you get sucked in to a relationship-like situation quickly.”Then there’s the slippery question that looms: I know I can casually date a few people at once, but is it possible to have strong feelings for more than one person at a time?
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.
) probably isn’t the best thing for my self-esteem.
And, as I continue to meet more men, I've realized that perhaps I been distracting myself from the lingering pain of my last relationship and the uncertainty of my career.