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It’s better to be honest

At BYU-Idaho, “serial dating” is a widespread practice that can lead to some pretty awkward situations. Guys, if your weekends are bursting at the seams, you may want to get out a pen and paper.

I once went on a date with a boy who I knew was serial dating. The date was decent and the conversation was good.

However, it wasn’t the actual date that ended becoming a problem, but the way he handled a situation that came .

He asked me out for Saturday night. The problem is, he ended asking his date on Friday night to be his girlfriend.

He probably thought, “Okay, well I already asked Alex out, and she said yes, so I should honor that.”

Guys, don’t feel this way. Go ahead and just save me the pity, please. A simple, “Oh, sorry, I have a girlfriend now so we shouldn’t go out tonight,” would have been sufficient for the situation at hand.

How embarrassing. I was the other woman and I didn’t even know it. Every time I saw him after that point, I was embarrassed for myself.

Guys, saving someone’s feelings or honoring what you said you’d do is a noble thought. It really was nice for him to consider how I might feel. But he only considered how I would feel under the condition that I never found out about his girlfriend.

Sparing someone’s feelings is a kind idea. But please, just be honest.

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