Take a step back, enjoy the process, and keep dating until you both are ready to be exclusive.

Maybe you were a little too gotcha about it, maybe not. Either way, though, perhaps this event is the test of how well you two can communicate.

If you can find a way to talk to each other honestly and dude takes his profiles down, great. But if this really continues to be a problem, be wary.

Until you’re ready to have a face-to-face conversation about being exclusive, you’re both entitled to date other people. If you feel that you are ready for the next step, don’t just take your profile down and ask him to do the same (or worse, assume he will do the same). But if you tend to fall in love quickly and easily, then it’s time to proceed more slowly.

Bottom line: Don’t jump headfirst into a new relationship and take down your dating profile so quickly.

The DW brings this up because while you were reading that first paragraph with your two best friends looking over your shoulder, all of you nodding at the monitor, , thinking this is the most normal thing in the world, it might be helpful to know this.

That same paragraph, at minimum, seriously offput every dude who read it. See, dudes have a hard enough time trying to figure out what you want without trying to date a committee meeting of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Wilburys Fried Tomato Club or whatever.

If we are not able to resolve a complaint, you may submit it through the EU online dispute resolution platform at

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How long should you date someone before you take down your online dating profile? That means there’s an inherent understanding that while you are dating someone, that person could be dating other people, too.