You should wait at least six months before you begin getting into another committed relationship. Start dating casually first before you commit to one person again.
When you're not thinking obsessively about your ex anymore, or thinking about "what could have been," then you are probably ready to move on.
If you're no longer angry and bitter toward your ex, and no longer hoping or longing for him/her, then it's a good sign you have healed and are ready to open up to a new person. If an image of your ex brings up neutral feelings and you can think about your relationship as a good experience that you have learned from, then you are in a good place. If thinking about your ex brings up anger, sadness and grief, you probably have more healing to do.
When you're starting to notice guys around you while you're out and about, it means your dating "cab-light" is turned back on again and you're opening yourself up again to the possibilities! When you're starting to feel attraction toward guys at work or other places, or you start developing a crush on someone — it's a sign that you're ready.
If you're open to dating but at peace with being alone and genuinely enjoying your life at the present state, then you're in a good place to start dating again. You're taking this time to learn, grow and develop, get back in touch with yourself and your interests as a single person, and establish a full and happy life on your own again. You aren't feeling the need to jump into a new relationship out of desperation or a need to complete you.
If you go out on a date with someone and you find yourself talking about your ex or the relationship a lot, or you feel queasy and uncomfortable even being on the date, then you're probably not ready to start dating yet. If you go on the date and feel confident, excited and are genuinely open to the possibilities, then you're ready.
If you're looking to find someone as quickly as possible as either a sexual or emotional replacement out of desperation or loneliness, then you're not ready to start dating yet. If you're not looking for a rebound relationship or someone to replace your old partner, then you're probably in a good place.
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