This is the unwritten rule of dating in the modern age.
First off, if things do end with one of them, one can “rationalize that the relationship really wasn’t that important to her, without a blow to her self-esteem,” notes Levine.
Of course, this is impossible if feelings get tied up, heartstrings are plucked and all of that, but if you’re just casually dating, this is one serious benefit.
If that’s your personal Achilles’ heel, it might be worth exploring why that is so.
In the meantime, have fun, be careful, and—I have to say it—be sure to exercise caution and use protection if you’re sleeping with more than one person.
“She hasn’t committed herself fully to one person, so she has invested less of herself,” Levine says of the woman who dates around.