Living in separate dwellings
Criminal Defense Attorney
Of course you are. Whether you choose to do so or not depends on personal choices, not legal mandates.
Family Law Attorney
While you *can* date others while separated, it is important to know that NC still has a law called criminal conversation. Under this, a spouse can sue a person who has been intimate with his/her spouse. It doesn't matter if the other person knew you were still married. Though it is not common for someone to sue for criminal conversation, it is a possibility, especially where the separation or divorce is bitter.