The risk of becoming a “Serial Dater” was recently brought to my attention, and in the past few weeks on numerous occasions by seperate individuals. The notion that someone dates while enjoying the initial euphoria stages of a relationship but then becomes bored, only to then move on from that person in order to find the next person to date to redevelop such euphoria. This is a concept I am not quite familiar with, but I certainly can appreciate the foundation which causes it and can lead someone to become a Serial Dater. Being newly single, I am looking to find the right balance between a) not rushing into another relationship too soon after my last relationship, b) dating to help me better understand for myself what personal characteristics in others will be a better long term fit with me than the characteristics my former partner/s exhibited and c) not dating for the sake of dating at the risk of becoming a serial dater. Even more so, I have begun seeing one individual over the past few weeks on multiple occasions, and I an trying to determine if it is a symptom of Serial dating or if, as my emotions seem to be indicating, there is potential for the relationship to evolve into something more (which goes against my early notion that I don’t want to rush into another relationship too soon). Does this concept resonate with others? Is this a real risk while re-entering the dating scene? And is it, as I suspect it should be, avoidable? I want to make sure I am being honest with myself about what I am experiencing and appreciate other perspectives.