One who engages in the process of systematically dating an obscene amount people in short span of time. This definition encompasses but is not limited to internet dating, bar dating, long distance flirtations, phone service dating, blind dating, expiration dating, match making, one night stands, friends with benefits, and personal ad surfing. Can be considered a politically correct alternative to word "player" both with and without a negative connotation.
You do not want to date my roommate, that guy is such a serial dater.

Good luck getting anything meaningful out of her, she's too much into serial dating.
by KRAMNOSLO October 21, 2008
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A person who goes on a series of first dates.

Said person typically does so for no other purpose than to go on a first date and often has no intention of going on a second.
I am what you call a “serial dater.” This means that I regularly go out with strangers for the purpose of entertainment. I date strangers the way some people watch films or read books: like sport.
by thestrangergame February 28, 2012
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Someone who feels like they always need a boyfriend or girlfriend. Often, Serial Daters believe they are in love after dating for two days. These relationships usually last for about two weeks, followed by much moping and heartbreak until the next guy or girl comes along two days later, at which point the cycle begins again.

These people are often insecure and need another person to boost their self-esteem.

Most commonly seen in high school girls.
Three days ago, Tori was madly in love with Cody. Then they broke up, and now she's in love with Jason. She says that he's the one, and they're going to get married and have three kids. She is such a Serial Dater.

This is the fourth boyfriend Amber has has this month! She is such a Serial Dater.
by advaschechel February 7, 2010
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A serial dater is someone who doesn't know what they want in a relationship. They keep dating all kinds of people from different backgrounds trying to land the person they think they can fit themselves into the lives of who they date. A serial dater will go to a party with a date and will try to make moves on others who already are in a relationship or has a date or gf at the party. This person will think she can also get him, as she plans on all the people she dates. She prefers steak dinners to salads. She is a taker, not a giver. No wonder all the guys don't stick around to be with her. She will continue to prowl on the internet on free dating websites like,, and all other free websites. She never pays. She only takes. If she ever gives, it will be from something or somewhere where she has taken.
Helen is such a serial dater. She has dated so many men and nothing lasts. She is looking for a free steak or lamb dinner.
by TellItLikeItIs. January 20, 2015
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A serial dater is a person who dates for entertainment. He/She will go on new date after new date for the company, drinks and meals never really intending on moving forward in a relationship of any depth. He/She dates like some people watch TV perhaps going to breakfast, lunch, dinner several days a week and likely never a third date with the same person. All for free or very near free.
I went out on a great date with a very attractive person only to find out she did that every night with someone new, because she’s a serial dater.
by GrandfatherOfTime April 29, 2022
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Someone who dates people whilst eating lots of cereal.
Tell me about yourself my ladie, actually hold that thought whilst i eat my cereal. ohkay, continue. you guessed it girl im a "serial Dater".
by Danny, I win. March 14, 2012
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Usually female, who starts off with a profile on a free dating website. She has been on that website for years and often updates her picture to hind the fact she might get recognised from years past.

Her intent is to go on an all expenses paid date knowingly that she'll never work towards a relationship with the average Joe.

She's only interested in a single date as she thinks she's better than the guy but reality shows she's just an average Jane herself. She is quite happy to have drinks and a meals paid for her and won't buy a round back. She's already working on how to let you down in her text message that she'll send you later that evening.

You've popped off to the toilet and she's on her phone looking for the next victim.
I recognise that girls photo on plenty of fish from when I was single 2 years ago and 2 years ago from then ......and another 2 years from then! She's still on there.... Definitely avoid her as she's such a serial dater.....
by Uniqueguy October 1, 2018
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