I love seeing my fellow girlies do well! I was speaking to a colleague this week, Miss PortuGirl, and she’s currently enjoying one of those fleeting opportunities in a girls life when we’re irresistible to the menfolk. This has made me think about the concept of multiple dating.
This is a very American notion, I think, though it’s starting to pick up ground here in the UK. The basic premise is that there’s no harm in seeing two or more guys at once until you decide which, if any, should become serious. Neither I not Miss PortuGirl see anything wrong with this, but during the conversation, we still had to say to each other ‘well guys do it all the time’ and it’s true – they do.
Whether us women are hard wired to be monogamists where guys aren’t isn’t something I’m even going to touch with a bargepole, but it seemed strange to me that in 2012, we still have to reassure ourselves about this. To me it makes perfect sense. Why waste time devoting all your attention to one person (I’m talking very early stages here)? When you look for a job you go on multiple interviews. When you look for a house you don’t just look at one. My point is that it’s not always a good thing to put all your eggs in one basket – especially when you’re dealing with a guy who’s flaky. Time waits for no-one, and like I said in a post way back in the beginning of the year, these spells don’t last very long.
Enjoy it while it lasts!