Dating a few different people at once: Smart or dishonest?

Tell Trinity

Hey Trinity,
I’ve been dating a couple of people off and on for the last few months. I’m waiting for one to work out. Dating like this has always worked for me, but some of my friends think I’m dishonest. What do you think?
Multidating Doubts, Portland, OR

Hey Multidating Doubts,
With “powerdating” (dating many people at once) you’ll never feel like a loser or that you’re losing in the game of dating. You’ll also have better odds of winning! Even though it can put people into precarious situations, the alternative of spending a month with one person only to find out that you’re not compatible can make you even crazier. Finding the right mate means dating long and hard (violins please), climbing many mountains and sailing many seas. So, honey, stick to your “powerdating” guns. As Kahlil Gibran once wrote, “Before love finds you, you must be sifted, kneaded, grinded, and threshed.” So, go get ’em!

Hello Trinity,
I truly believe that one has to wait for love, not just jump into anyone’s bed. However, it’s now been a year since I’ve dated, and I’m beginning to think something’s wrong with me. Is being old fashioned too old-fashioned?
Willing To Wait, Raleigh, NC

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Hello Willing To Wait,
It’s smart to wait for that special someone, and even smarter not to settle for less than you truly deserve. But while the months and years fade away, don’t just sit there listening to old love songs, waiting for a soulmate to walk onto your front porch. Pumpkin, the smartest way to wait is to keep dating, socializing and staying active about your love life! In other words, live! (I keep my eye on the prize when I date, even when I am lying in repose on the porch listening to some tunes as my cartoon shows.)

Dearest Trinity,
Love knows no rationality, and neither do I for deciding to date a guy whose profession is “escorting.” We deeply love each other and are great together, but once in a while it hurts. Am I a fool?
Escort Love, NYC, NY

Dearest Escort Love,
Yes, dating an escort is foolish. And, yes, dating a doctor, lawyer or rabbi would be much more practical. Plus, knowing that you’re dating someone who’s not for hire makes life a hell of lot nicer. But, darling, for some great, grand, glorious reason you obviously need to have this experience. So, if you want this to work, and it can work, then stay mentally healthy about his carrier choices and take it one dollar — I mean, one day at a time! Good luck!

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Dear Trinity,
One of my housemates is very aggressive about their attraction to me. I’m completely uninterested, yet I cannot convince anyone of that. Help?
Uninterested, Charlotte, NC

Dear Uninterested,
When someone can’t stop picking you up, then, sweetie, try picking up:

Trinity’s Pushy Tips For Getting Someone Uninterested In You
1. Tell her about your almost daily bouts of deep depression, severe A.D.D. and unmedicated bipolar disorder.
2. Tell him that you’re soon to be moving across country to be with your “true love.”
3. Tell her that you simply refuse to use deodorants or bathe yourself regularly.
4. Just be your twisted, delusional, frantic, frustrated, dysfunctional, neurotic self.
5. Tell him about your work with the Log Cabin Society and how much you love Trump.
6. Remind her that you’re running from the law, or from your very psychotic, ex-convict, Hells Angels boyfriend.
7. Tell him that you are a writer/singer/minister/female impersonator. No, forget it. That never worked for me.
8. Just talk about your deep, uncontrollable religious devotion to anything and everything demonic.
9. Be the most self-centered, self-absorbed and selfish person she has ever met.
10. Lastly, let him know how much you are in love with him, can’t live without him and need to move in…right away! (I hear a car speeding away!)

info: With a Masters of Divinity, Reverend Trinity hosted “Spiritually Speaking,” a weekly radio drama performed globally, and is now minister of sponsor, WIG: Wild Inspirational Gatherings, wigministries.org. Learn more at telltrinity.com.

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