I AM 22 YEARS OLD AND I RECENTLY CAME OUT....HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE I GET INTO A RELATIONSHIP? SHOULD I ENJOY BEING SINGLE OR TRY AND MEET PEOPLE TO DATE?
BUT IF I MEET SOMEONE IS IT OK TO START DATING EXCLUSIVE
At 22 you may do as you wish, and whatever works for you, there is no right or wrong answer. I've known plenty of successful couples who got together in their early 20s, often in college, and are still happily & monogamously together decades later.
I've known other guys who had too many relationships by 30 to remember them all. And even an ex of my own whose 2 years with me was his longest ever, and he's still single as he turns 60, a lifelong bachelor.
Personally I do think you might spend a year or more (safely) exploring your gay sexuality, and the gay community in general, to give you an experience base with which to make informed & wiser relationship decisions. That's easy in NYC (though also tricky & treacherous at times). But go with the flow, avoiding too many rigid preconditions, and if an irresistible guy comes your way, don't resist. LOL! That's part of your learning curve, too.