The Principle: After age 18, get to know people in groups. Pairing up/dating exclusively is a courting and pre-marriage activity, not a get-to-know activity. If the end point is not marriage, don't pair up. Stay in groups.
Dudes are skilled at perceiving your weakness, attacking your vulnerabilities, and consuming your complete attention. You may be wiser than the average chic, but dudes are hunting for survival while you think this is a game.
Introduction A sustainable mentor is not your parent, sibling, or lover.