It’s always a good idea to have a few other options when you are in the process of dating someone and getting to know them. People often make the mistake of putting all their eggs in one basket by only focusing on talking to one person at a time and this can easily lead to disappointment.
If you really like that person, there is no guarantee that they will feel the same way about you. Weeks later, the person could end it with you and you would be left empty-handed.
Since you are not comfortable with talking to multiple people at a time when dating, focus on talking to at least one or two other dating prospects.
This shouldn’t be anywhere near as much effort as maintaining conversation with many people. This way, you give yourself at least two to three options in case somebody loses interest along the way and falls off.