Dating issue sex social
Throughout a relationship, one person should not purposely mislead the other either by outright lying or by not mentioning things a partner would want to know and have the right to know.Certainly, that includes simultaneously dating others. Most couples today expect that if they are sleeping with each other, neither of them will be sleeping with someone else.That is everyone’s experience at one time or another.But the story made me stop and think about just what constituted “proper treatment” throughout dating.
The rules of proper dating reflect that underlying concern.I think (others might disagree) that ethical issues always come down to being kind or unkind—behaving in ways that are likely to injure others or likely to avoid such injury.Sexual behavior is not inherently good or evil except that it may hurt someone or not.Because times change, the specific expectations young men and women have when they date and enter, perhaps, into a more formal courtship are not the same now as they were in the past and as they are, still, in other areas of the world.
These are some of the current, usually unspoken, rules. Right from the beginning of a relationship, both men and women are expected to be truthful (more or less.) It is definitely wrong on a dating site bio to lie about marital status, for instance.
Even early in the relationship such a discovery will be experienced as a deceit and, later on, as a betrayal. Some people think it is not proper to date someone who previously dated a close friend, but those considerations largely relate to the responsibilities of friendship, rather than dating.