WHAT IS DOUBLE DATING?
Double dating is the situation when an individual has more than one partner without the knowledge of the other partners in the relationship.
The term double dating can also be used when two or more couples decide to hang out together. This is not our focus.
In this generation, it is quite rare to find someone in a supposed “committed” relationship who is completely free from having a side piece as it is fondly called. Men and women of all ages these days have a tendency of keeping more than one sexual partner.
SIMILAR TERMINOLOGIES TO DOUBLE DATING
Below are some kinds of entanglements which may seem like double dating but aren’t
A throuple is a relationship between three people who have all unanimously agreed to be in a romantic, loving, relationship together with the consent of all people involved.
An open relationship is a relationship that occurs between two people who have mutually agreed to open their relationship up to sex — but not romance or love — with other people.
If two folks in an open (or closed) relationship have sex together with a third person, this is a threesome, not a throuple!
IS DOUBLE DATING UNETHICAL?
The decision whether double dating is right or not is completely subjective. But looking at the bigger picture, it’s better to take time, think through and choose one person. It’s also important to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Ask yourself if you would like to be dated along with another person.
It is good to have choices in life. But too many choices will lead to confusion and wrong decisions in relationships
CONSEQUENCES OF DOUBLE DATING
Dating two people at the same time can create unnecessary complications when things are not out in the open. This could include;
Making you stuck in confusion
You would end up living the life of an actress in your own life, by playing the perfect girlfriend/boyfriend for two different people.
Moreover, over a period of time, double dating would make you to love both of them, without even realising the situation and consequences that you are going to face. Eventually, this would make you feel confused to pick just one.
Leaving you heartbroken and lonely
If you are dating two men/women who are on the rebound from a failed relationship then remember cheating them is no fun; since they both are looking for someone who would never leave them.
If they come to know about your intentions of keeping both of them, there is a possibility of them walking out of the relationship. Within moments, your romantic life would end, leaving you heartbroken and lonely.
Making you the biggest liar
Double dating can turn you into the biggest liar in the entire world. You would be constantly living a life full of lies. You begin to make up all kinds of outrageous fabrications for not getting caught between the two relationships.
BENEFITS OF DOUBLE DATING
In some people’s opinion, having only one partner is just like putting all of one’s eggs in a basket. Here are some of the benefits of double dating;
You get double plus no disappointments
An advantage of double dating is the fact that you would get double of everything your partners have to offer. For the ladies, they get more money and goodies, while the guys get more sex and more attention. And when the one isn’t delivering, the other would.
when you have more than a partner, when one of them disappoints you, you wont need to worry so hard, you would just pick the other one. You won’t ever be stranded. Instead, on every occasion, you would have the opportunity of picking your choice.
You can compare
When you have more than partner, you can compare and contrast. At the end of the day, this would enable you to study them very well and then you can finally make your choice.
you can even take both of them home and choose the person your relatives fall in love with.
It curbs boredom
It curbs boredom as compared to dating exclusively. When you date more than one person, life would be very interesting. You would have the opportunity to go to many places and see more interesting things.
HOW TO HANDLE DOUBLE DATING
When you know you are getting serious and your feelings are involved, take a step back to analyse the situation. Don’t make hasty decisions just to spare someone’s feelings.
Look at the larger picture and ask yourself if you see a future with either person. If not, it’s better to let the people involved know about how you feel. So that the concerned parties can move on.