So you’ve come to the end of a relationship. Some of us swear that we will never date again, while others throw themselves into looking for another partner. We’re all different, and some people are soon ready to date again, while others need a break from dating. Here’s how to know if you might be in the second category …
1. Ex Factor
If you spend a lot of time talking about the ex, then it’s a pretty good bet that you’re not over them. Whether you fantasise about your ex’s demise, or yearn to be with them again, it’s really not fair on a new date to waste their time if you’re not over your previous relationship.
So you think that your ex was the most wonderful person in the world, and that no-one will ever match up to them. You’re almost certainly wrong, and in time you will wonder what you ever saw in them. In the meantime, you’re not going to make a go of it with someone who in your eyes doesn’t compare to them, so give dating a miss until you see sense.
Then again, you might be in the bunny boiling stage instead of wearing rose-tinted specs. This is a definite sign that you are not ready to date again. If you still hold anger and resentment against your ex for daring to dump you, you risk getting into another relationship for many wrong reasons, and not treating the new guy well.