Dating right after a long term relationship
I've always been confused about those people who are constantly in relationships. That one girl from high school who was posting a million pictures with the same guy, complete with sappy captions and millions of heart emojis, until she started posting the same captions on photos with a new guy. I used to be very serial monogamous type, and wouldn't go more than three months without someone I was attached to.
It took me close to two years to recover from my last relationship though.
After my first serious relationship ended, I wondered how soon I should reactivate my account on Ok Cupid, the site where it had started.
“You don’t want to go on a date if you’ll come home crying that it’s not your ex,” one friend said.
Don’t feel bad about dating when you still have feelings for your ex.
As long as you’re not acting on those feelings, they won’t necessarily impede future relationships.
While some say (to put it crudely) that the way to get over someone is to get under someone else, others say it’s unfair to the people you’re dating to not wait until you’re over your ex.“There is no right or wrong time to wait for dating,” licensed social worker Kryss Shane, MSW, LSW, tells Bustle.
“This is because the circumstances can vary wildly.
Others may take months or years because they need to reestablish who they are individually again and may need time to feel ready to date.” While it’s probably not helpful to put a specific number of days, weeks, or months on it, here are some things to think about when deciding if you’re ready to date again.At least a month, but like a date isn’t going to magically appear as soon as I’m ready, so like it would be many many months on average before I find someone willing to entertain the concept of going a date with me.It varies a little for me but around two weeks to 2 months-ish.I signed up for online dating where I met my husband three months after I broke up w my ex.I was ready like a week after we broke up but I was moving cities so I waited otherwise it would have been sooner.