This ten-month period offers you the perfect opportunity to solidify what you're looking for in a long-term love affair, and to find it. You're not attracted to charmers or players, to people who are frivolous about love; you're looking for the real deal, a lasting commitment with someone who's as serious about love as you are. And you've got ten nice, long months to find it!
Even if you don't end up with a commitment at the end of this period, you'll be a lot closer to it than you were in the beginning, because you're so focused on that goal. If you go out with someone who turns out to be looking for something fun and short-term, you'll have no problem letting them go, because that's not what you're into right now. If you go out on more than a handful of dates with a certain someone, it's a good bet that there's something special between you. If you do end up committing to someone during this time, you can feel reasonably certain that it's going to last. Neither one of you will give the other any reason to doubt you or your dedication to the relationship; you'll know that you can be honest with this person and they'll return the favor.