It’s not easy to let go of someone who was a huge part of your life. And, when things end on bad terms between two people, it’s even worse. Men certainly take the breakup harder and are an emotional mess for weeks.
While the stages of a breakup may differ from person to person, clinging on to hope of them taking you back and unwillingness to date someone new is the same for almost everyone.
If you are already at an acceptance stage and changed your relationship status from complicated to single, good for you. However, if you had a nasty breakup, you are probably afraid, jittery or hesitant to dive into the dating pool. No worries, because we are here to help.
Don’t let a bad breakup keep you from being happy and in love again. Here’s how to get back in the dating game.
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Do it on your own time
There is no set timeline of moving on from a bad breakup that works for everybody. If you feel like you are ready to meet someone new after a month or two or even a couple of weeks, that’s okay. Unless and until you’re sure, it’s never too soon or late to start afresh.
Don’t spend time looking for a closure
Rather I should say, don’t ‘waste’ time waiting to hear from them and tell you why they left. Dating someone else is your closure. Get back in there, download a dating app, meet friends of friends and make yourself available rather than wondering why it happened.
Steer clear of comparing your dates to your ex
For a new relationship to work, you need to leave the past where it belongs--in the past. When going on a date, be open to new experiences and new memories and don’t compare. Don’t let things that went wrong in your last relationship affect a budding romance.
Be confident and be yourself
The only thing that could keep you from fully getting out there is holding yourself accountable for the breakup and letting it reflect in your date with a new person. When you meet someone, just be confident and be genuine. While your past relationships could have left you heartbroken, it has also shaped you in so many ways and made you a better and more dateable person.