Return to dating scene
“I realised I was scaring men away when I brought up my ex to three dates I went on so I stopped doing it and had better results,” said Nessa, 27.
Some people are able to move on after a few weeks while others can't bear to even be friendly with anyone of the opposite sex for a year or two.Not only should you not think of him, you shouldn't talk about him to or compare him with any new man you meet.Say goodbye to the past before you can give the dating scene a warm hello.Open yourself up to new experiences and opportunities and you'll find getting back into the dating game more exciting.But don't totally change your personality or say/do things only because you think men will like you more because of it.So don't force yourself to meet people if you don't feel you're ready for it yet.
“I wasn't able to get over my break-up for at least eight months but my friends were pushing me to start dating again after three months,” said Marina, 27.
Every experience in life changes us so your relationship would've changed you in some way too.
Ask yourself what you want right now and also what kind of man you're looking for.
“So I started looking for a 'husband' but that was a big mistake because I was giving out all the wrong signals.
This article was co-authored by Paul Chernyak, LPC.
“I went on a couple of dates set up by friends but I wasn't ready so they were disasters.” Have fun Don't pin all your hopes on the next guy you date – he might turn out to be Mister Right but it's also possible he'll be just another guy on your 'men I've dated' list.