I am a firm believer in no cheating. This may not be your belief, but I find it morally wrong to date a bunch of people at one time. If it's just casual dating and nothing serious, then sure, yes, you can date different people. But never at the same time. Don't go on a date with someone at 8:00 and then another person in 2 hours. Take it slowly. Make time between dates to decide who you like. Your question is very opinionated. People are going to anwer it in a million different ways, but the fact of the matter is : You'll know when you find someone really special. Time doesn't matter. If you're in a serious relationship, you don't jump around. You'll know it when you find them
I have same beliefs as you. i am seeing someone who feels dating multiple people during the dating stage is ok which i am a firm believer of the opposite and i am madly, deeply in love with them. my feeling won't go away no matter how badly I try to feel for them, instead i get into a depressed state knowing they if given the chance, they would go on a date with someone else although they said it would be just for friends, friends are ok but friends that come from an online dating site to me has the wrong intentions already
Expectations - us guys have some and you gals often are a little different. Get him (or her) to be clear up front about what they are looking for. Their answers will reveal a lot. Me, I always was looking for fun (hey not always sex) until I met that one person and we kind of hit it off right away. Let me tell you - once she figured it was serious, she told me what I could or could not do. Gotta tell you I respect her laying out the ground rules. I decided to hang around!