Frequently, men would drop out after one, two or three dates.
Since there was no way to know who would stick around, I dated as many guys as I was interested in at the same time.
I wasn't trying to hit some number in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Rather, my goal was simple: to find a guy I could date more than three times, hoping this would lead to a relationship.
Let me explain what I mean by "dating." From my perspective as a dating coach, dating entails only the first four to ten dates.
Once you have an unspoken date on Saturday night (you both just already know you'll have plans with each other), you have moved into the first phase of a relationship.
But what you need to understand is that resentment is the mortar that holds the bricks of loneliness together in a wall of alienation and despair.
It turns out, the secret to finding love and commitment is not committing too soon.