Start Are you ready to start dating again

Are you ready to start dating again

The old maxim that hurt people hurt people is very true.

hether you were together for six weeks or sixteen years, it’s hard to think about a new relationship after a big break-up. Hung up on your ex: You still compare everyone to your former love. Open-minded: You’ll give anyone a chance, even someone who may not be right for you. Picky: After that last relationship, you know what you want—and don’t want. You meet someone at a cocktail party who asks, “Are you single?

But sooner or later you have to decide if the time is right to dive back into the dating pool.

Whether you’re the instigator or the recipient of a break-up, a common reaction to the ending of a relationship is to try to find a new one to replace that sense of loss.

We’ve all learned however, (or we should have by now), that’s it’s important to take time for ourselves and reflect on the things that went wrong within that relationship in order to make the next one healthier.

Feel weird for about half a second, then start making small talk to distract yourself.

and that’s when you’ll be ready to date successfully. From the sound of things, you have a healthy enough ego to start taking chances. However, “if dating starts to produce a lot of anxiety, trust yourself and give it more time,” says Susan Amato, L. True love might not happen right away, but with your positive attitude, your next love will be well worth the wait.

Until then, dating just to feel wanted (or not to feel alone) can only backfire. “The goal is to get over your past with a clear conscience and bring what you’ve learned into the new relationship,” says Yvonne Thomas, Ph. Your future success is made possible by one quality: your confidence.