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This is how long you should wait to start dating after a breakup
Breakups are never easy, and there is a lot to think about and process once you find yourself single again. But when is the best time to date after a breakup? Is it best to wait a month? A few months? A year?
Everyone has their own approach to dealing with breakups. Some of us need ample time between relationships to really recover and find the confidence to get out there and date again. Others are starting something with someone new almost immediately after breaking up with someone old. Of course, it all depends on how the breakup took place. If you agree to go your separate ways and part as friends, maybe you were healed before you let go in the first place and can move on quicker than others.
When it comes to post-breakup dating, there are two main philosophies: One is that, if you date right after a breakup, you're rebounding, which is unhealthy. Then there's the whole idea that "the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. How long should you really wait to date after a breakup? Paulette Kouffman Sherman, Psy.
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After my first serious relationship ended, I wondered how soon I should reactivate my account on OkCupid, the site where it had started. Some who spent the last months or years of the relationship watching it slowly die may feel ready to date soon, as they grieved the loss as it was happening. Others may take months or years because they need to reestablish who they are individually again and may need time to feel ready to date. Even if it's just one date and nothing more. The important thing is that, even if you're still missing your ex, you're open to moving past those feelings.