Inevitably, as you get to know both individuals, you will find yourself gravitating more toward one than the other.

One of the relationships will usually fizzle out once you spend more time together and realize that you’re not compatible due to differing personal interests, senses of humor, and so forth.

Overall, dating casually in the very beginning – say, the first couple of months – is the healthiest approach to finding a good relationship.

Dating two people at the same time reduces the emotional intensity you feel for any one individual, which means that you will be more cautious in settling down with anyone. Seth is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, Psychology Today blogger, and TV guest expert.

2) Don’t schedule the two people you’re dating for the same day or night.

If you’re out with someone, don’t leave that person early evening to go meet up with your other date!

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What do I say to a partner when things are starting to get more serious with that other person?

I talked to people who are living/have lived the three-Internet-dates-a-week life, and distilled their advice into some basic rules of thumb.

But you should tell every person you start dating that you want to start the relationship slowly and casually.