Dating after long hiatus
Even if it’s been a while since the breakup, there may be some lingering signs that you aren’t ready to date someone new.“It’s probably a warning sign if [you] are constantly stalking their ex on social media, still keep photos and objects that belong to [your] ex everywhere, and are still calling them or hooking up with them,” Sherman told INSIDER.
Here, Susan Winter, an NYC-based relationship expert, and Dr.
“If you’re still in pain, obsessing about your ex, or suffering from emotional whiplash, you’re not ready to date,” Winter told INSIDER.
“The best post-breakup dating is done when you’ve accepted the fact that your ex is an ex for good reason.” It is also important to feel as though you are ready to open yourself up to someone new.
Or you may prefer to take up a new hobby or sport and would like to think that you may encounter attractive like-minded people whilst keeping fit or learning something new.
Unless you know what you want you will waste a lot of time, effort and also possibly money, doing the things that don’t match up to potentially fulfil your requirements.
That said, there’s a difference between being genuinely excited to meet someone new and feeling a need to go out with people just because you want something to distract you from your ex.