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When is it ok to pursue someone? When is someone off the market? Once they’re engaged, living together, married or just BF/GF? Once you’re an adult, when is a potential lover unavailable to meet new people? I’ve encountered a couple of guys while I was out with friends who I chatted with and they were totally open about having a girlfriend. This was refreshing for once, since honesty is so rare now days. Though, once I backed off and said, “Ok I get it never mind,” then they looked perplexed as to why. One guy stated that they had been dating for 6 months, but it wasn’t serious. So does that mean he’s available to date other people? How would his girlfriend feel about that? Not really sure. I wasn’t really sure how I felt about it either. When are you off the market to date other people? Do you wait for the monogamous “talk” or do you wait for the ring? I always believed that once I started dating someone, I was only going to date that one person. Though, the guy would be out dating others. Are we as women more programmed to assume monogamy as soon as we like a guy and they are programmed to spread their oats? Is all fair in love and war until you sign that legal document?