When His Words Don't Match His Actions

Ask Demetria: The guy I'm seeing says I'm "the one," but he still dates other people. Help!

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If you're seeking a healthy relationship and want to tip the odds in your favor, take months slowly getting to know someone -- i.e., dating. There's a reason it's called building a relationship. What a potential partner says and does should be in accord consistently over time. Once you've found that, then it's time to discuss a commitment and exclusivity.

Good luck!

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor to The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. She answers your dating and relationship questions on The Root each week. Feel free to ask anything at askdemetria@theroot.com.

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