Online dating: how long should you date someone before becoming exclusive?

Hi everyone,

I'm divorced and am just getting back into dating. I've never done online dating before (and haven't dated at all since college) and it seems like the "rules" are a little different (like you have to assume that everyone is "dating around" while on these websites).

Some questions for more experienced online daters: how long should you date someone before becoming exclusive/deactivating your online dating accounts...especially if you're divorced?

What is the average amount of time you've dated someone before becoming "official?"

Also, is it wise to assume that everyone is dating multiple people until you have "the talk?" Thanks!
By aselfech 9 years ago :: Dating
  • Robert Betancourt
    MA, Professional Counseling,Therapist
    Emotional Healing-25+ years experience in helping people find solutions that work. "one of the best therapists here" $2.49/minute
       4.93/5
  • Rafael Morales
    MA-MS, MHT-MHRS
    I have extensive training and expertise in clinical, counseling, transpersonal/integral psychology and coaching. I provide support to those willing to work on themselves… $2.75/minute
       4.84/5
  • View More Experts
    10