There are two types of people in this world: relationship people and non-relationship people. Some of us completely embrace the joys of being wild and free, but not all of us are as entertained by the single life. While our friends are out partying, some of us are crossing our fingers hoping that the plans with our male companion don’t fall through. If this sounds like you, then chances are you are a serial dater. Here are a few more signs to help you differentiate.
You choose hanging out with a guy over hanging out with your friends. The weekend is coming up and your girlfriends are starting to make plans. You’re hesitant to commit because you’d much rather be out on date night. Even when you’ve committed to plans with the girls, you somehow end up ditching them when you hear from your man of the moment.
You tend to talk to multiple guys at once. You want to keep your options open because you might like one guy more than the other, but you’re not sure if he’s as interested in you. You make sure to keep yourself busy and feel the need to have multiple men just in case one of them isn’t texting you back.
You already have a back-up in mind just in case things go south with the current guy you’re talking to. Even while you’re preoccupied with someone, you’re already thinking about the next one. You create a backup plan in your head just in case things don’t work out with your current guy. You can’t stand the thought of being left alone and heartbroken, so you make sure to plan ahead.
You legitimately can’t remember the last time you weren’t involved with someone. When you look back, you notice that you’ve always been “with” someone, whether it be in an actual relationship, seeing someone casually, or just hooking up. You can’t remember the last time you were completely single and alone since the 6th grade.
You spend a great deal of time browsing internet dating sites like OKCupid or Tinder. You have multiple accounts on several different dating sites and you’re constantly checking your messages or swiping right, even while you’re out with friends. You’re obsessed with scrolling through profiles to scan potential eligible bachelors.
You’ve double (or triple) booked dates in one night. Yes, it’s wrong, but you’ve managed to successfully pull off multiple dates in one night. You meet for drinks with one guy, go to dinner with the other, and then end the night with a completely different guy. Bravo for making the time and pulling that off!
You can’t go to a party or event without being accompanied by a date. Have plans for brunch? Got invited to a concert with friends? A birthday party on Friday night? Whatever the plans may be, you always think of who you can bring with you. You don’t want to be the third wheel and you don’t want to show up by yourself, so you have a date already in mind.
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