I always told mine from the get go. Like before we even made the first date. And it would go something like this...
"Listen, I like you a lot. But you need to know I'm not looking for exclusive relationships. I actually have ____list partner(s)___ that I'm seeing. But you may not be up for that kind of dating situation. I want to respect your wants, so I need to tell you that up front. If it isn't your scene, that's fine. We can keep it at friends. If you are up for that, then I'd love a date."
And that's about it. I don't see the point in making things harder than need be. I didn't want to deal even in FRIENDS that couldn't accept me how I was, or accept me with my partners. If they want to know more -- how serious are the other partners? How long have I been with them, etc. I'll lay it out.
But I rather they know those cards are on the table from the get go. They don't need to know my life story, but they need to know that on there.
Last edited by GalaGirl; 07-12-2012 at 01:36 PM.