'Dating' someone and 'seeing' someone can mean the same thing, so you have to go by context or ask the person what that means to them. Of course, if you ask, then they may looked at you like you're weird and socially retarded for not understanding.
Originally Posted by dirtyde
Why would you want to date/see other people if you like this person? If you don't like them then you stop 'seeing/dating' them and find/meet someone else. We don't later have a discussion about being 'exclusive' that's assumed.
It's not that simple. How does one know that he or she won't like someone else better? I can see your point though that you date them until they give you a reason to not like them, then move on. Some people don't want to move on until they have someone else to be with; they don't like that in between period. (I don't agree with it.)
My take is when you start 'going out' with someone you should try to convince them to like you and convince them that they probably can't do better. I mean make them feel like it's not worth trying to find someone else because you can make them happy and give them everything they need. If you can do that, then you can demand exclusivity. I don't like some sort of societal rule that says after x dates/weeks the relationship should be exclusive. And if you're not good enough to make them feel like they can't do better, then take a step down and date people that will be happy to be commited to you.
Originally Posted by SpoiledPrincess
I agree on that, lots of people now seem to say I prefer to play the field, how anyone can prefer playing the field to being with someone they love I don't know.
Maybe they haven't met someone they love, but still get lonely or horny. But I agree being with someone they love would be the ideal situation (for me at least).