When to start dating after a breakup
There are few things in life worse than getting your heart broken.
Not only is it a supremely sad experience, there are all kinds of other emotions — anger, regret, bitterness, even happiness in some cases — that can be super confusing to sort through.
After a breakup or divorce it is hard to start dating again.
It is important to make sure that you are over your old relationship and are ready to start dating again.
“It usually means you’re feeling brave enough to risk being brokenhearted.
It’s normal to feel ready one day and not ready the next. Sometimes we need to lean into the fear instead of allowing it to dictate the direction of our lives.” After experiencing heartbreak, it’s not uncommon to be afraid to start dating again, because it can feel like you’re signing yourself up to get hurt all over again in the future.
If you want to be in a relationship that works out, the last thing you should do is keep holding on to the past.
“The biggest hurdle I’ve seen people face when dating after a breakup is not comparing the people they’re seeing to their ex,” Heather Ebert, dating expert at dating site What’s Your Price, tells Bustle.
“It’s a huge ‘don’t’ that for some reason is an extremely common and hard to break habit that humans have.
“Take your time getting back out there, don’t feel rushed to disclose the fact that you’ve experienced a recent breakup and don’t try to progress a relationship too quickly,” Ebert says.
“Pace yourself, play the field and have fun.” Once you take the leap and download a dating app or ask your pals to hook you up with their single friends, you might be tempted to go into dating overdrive.But, while it might not be an easy road, if you want the reward (finding love again), you have to be wiling to take the risk of getting hurt again, too.