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Joe Joseph, our sage for the 21st century, solves readers’ ethical dilemmas

By Joe Joseph   February 2011

Is it wrong to date more than one person?

I’m an American living in London. I’ve started seeing a lovely British woman for dinners, drinks and sex. But there’s a woman in my office who I’d also like to invite for dinner. In New York, it’s OK to date more than one person before a formal commitment is made. In London it seems to be less so. As a visiting New Yorker, must I adopt a when-in-Rome rule?

Brits and Americans do many things differently and it’s not always easy to predict the potential cultural flashpoints. We say potato, you…

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