And ‘what have I got to lose’ should be the motto of every single woman.If you’d rather stay at home in your pyjamas and wait for Mr Right, let me assure you it is perfectly possible to go on a two-hour date and be home in front of the TV by 10pm.I’m one of a new breed adopting a scattergun approach — packing as many men as possible into our diaries in an effort to find love. Another resulted in a relationship that stretched over a few months before fizzling out amicably.But I see it as my best chance of finding someone to share my life. While multi-dating is a new phenomenon to British girls, the Americans have been at it for decades. S., where I was baffled by the complex dating rituals.
This wasn’t news to my veteran internet dating friends.As my pal Sarah told me: ‘When you’ve been on your first internet date with a man who proudly shows you that he’s brought along a toothbrush “in case I come back to yours”, you quickly learn not to expect too much.’I soon worked out it was much better for my sanity to line up several dates at once, with the hope one of them might be fun, than to pin all my dreams on one man with whom I’d only ever communicated via email.Hedging your bets means keeping your expectations low and your date-count high.I assume as they’re ‘out there’ on the internet circuit, they’re casting their net widely, too.‘Either the chemistry’s there or it’s not,’ she says.