You'll get to play flirty hostess, and no doubt, your suitors will detect a hint of mystery about you. "You'll only make the guy jealous and yourself feel awkward." As long as you don't agree to exclusivity or say you're not seeing anyone else, what you do with your time is your business.
You'll get a rush from the excitement and gain a sexy, dating-queen confidence at the same time.
"There are plenty of benefits to having lots of dates, not the least of which is that you'll project a self-assured, carefree attitude when meeting new people, men in particular," says Gould.
"I was at a bar with my date when a gorgeous blonde walked up to him and kissed him smack on the lips," she says. When my date tried to introduce me, she looked me up and down and refused to shake my hand.
After my initial shock, I had to giggle — this woman was making an ass of herself, while I was totally chill.
When Geena,* 24, was on a romantic roll, she filled her schedule with as many back-to-back dates as possible.
"One day, I had lunch with a hot coworker and went dirty dancing that same night with a guy I'd met at my salsa class.
From the Luke Wilson look-alike at last night's bash to your hottie neighbor who inspires naughty thoughts to the hunky trainer at the gym, guys are coming out of the woodwork to ask you out. "The more men you date, the better your odds of finding your perfect match," confirms Jodie Gould, coauthor of Date Like a Man.
For some reason, you can't seem to find it in your heart to turn any of them down. Dating a slew of studs simultaneously does wonders for your ego, your social life and (duh! The ideal setup, she says, is to have "a pair and a spare," meaning you should keep at least three Romeos in rotation at once.
"The more nonchalant you act about a guy's other dates, the more secure and confident you'll feel about yourself, which in turn makes you more attractive to men," says Vogels.