Day: November 4, 2011

Are Serial Daters Just a Bunch of Emotional Polygamists?

I thought I’d heard it all—you try dating thirty men within the course of a year and blogging about it!—but emotional polygamy?  That’s a new one. I’ve been called “immature,” “foolish,” “anti-feminist,” “selfish” and “superficial” but never in the history of my Great Date Experiment has anyone ever called me a polygamist.  And frankly, I’m not a huge fan of the word. Yesterday’s post on one night stands caused quite the stir, with readers on both sides of the fence weighing in.  Rather than debate the “merits” of casual sex, I’d like to provide an excerpt from a comment written by Nick at Late Round Draft Pick: In the past month or so Kat, you have “dated” or been in some type of relationship/contact with three different men.  Take away the fact that there were no sexual interactions between you and these men, there was in fact some sort of emotional discharge/transference/connection, which in turn makes you NOT monogamous, and in fact polygamous in your dating life. It’s no secret that the past month has …