Dear Dr West, how long are you meant to wait after a breakup to start dating again? This will all come down to you as an individual, and how the relationship was, and how it ended. If you broke up on bad terms, this might take longer as you may have anger to process. How invested you were in the relationship is also a factor to consider. Some relationships are ones where you can picture a long-term future together, others are more casual so this will all affect how upset you are by the breakup.
How to Start Dating Again After a Hard Breakup
Ask Dr West: How Long After A Breakup Should You Start Dating Again?
One of the hardest things to do after you break up with someone is re-adapt to being single. Have you spent some quality time with yourself? Allow yourself to feel all the feelings — even the ugly ones that make you want to throw stuff against the wall. You can own up to the role you played in the breakup. Part of moving on is being able to own up to your own personal BS and mistakes — even if that mistake was dating your ex in the first place. I learned the hard way that sometimes getting your stuff back from an ex cough. However, if getting back your treasured, perfectly worn hoodie or epic snow-globe collection is crucial to your sense of well-being, you need to get that crap back as soon as possible and before you move on to dating again.
This is how long you should wait to start dating after a breakup
I've always been confused about those people who are constantly in relationships. You know what I mean. 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 suddenly started posting the same captions on photos with a new guy.
The utter sadness and despair you feel post-breakup is exacerbated by the fears of fix ups, loneliness, considering Match. Take your time. You dont want to bring baggage from your broken heart into a brand new relationship, and no one likes to be a rebound. You feel like the best way to get you over this breakup is to fall head over heels all over again.