I think it's the mature, adult thing to do. there are two types of people. when the person is down they need to create a dependent relationship that softens their own issues by allowing them someone who will comfort them...with sex, emotion, money, etc...they're not necessarily purposely using the other party but they're weak, imo...bc they need to get their mind right. the other person works on their issues independently and gets to a point where they can at least not be a burden on the other person.
Personally, I can't stand dealing with ppl who have issues in the beginning of the relationship. I am not saying that it can't work out for some people but it's never worked in my experience so I will not repeat that practice.
When I am in a transitional period I don't even want to deal with guys. I hate not putting my best foot forward and that goes for time, emotional stability, financial stability, body/health, everything. i like to be right.