While some thought it's best to get right back in there, others really maintained that giving yourself a lot of time and space — two to three months for every year you were together with your last partner, for example — is the smartest and most honest way to go, especially if you really want to be emotionally prepared for your next relationship.
Read on to discover 13 love and relationship experts' advice as to how long you should wait after a breakup to date again. When You're Ready Giphy "Don't start dating again after a breakup until you are fully engaged in being a receptive dating girl for partner," certified relationship coach Rosalind Sedacca tells Bustle.
After a big breakup is a good time to break, read good self-help books, and perhaps get counseling as a way to grow. Dating, when you feel ready, can be a good way of practicing the new skills you are learning as you acquire awareness about yourself. Once You've Let Go Of Bitterness Giphy "While I think that being social is good immediately, I think dating is for those who are not seeking to be fulfilled but to share, and can do so without any memory that is bitter of the past," zen psychotherapist and neuromarketing strategist Michele Paiva tells Bustle.
If you're out there looking for a love fix and you're harboring angry feelings from your last relationship, that's what you're putting out there. Taking a more clinical approach to the whole thing, White adds that there is a formula that you can keep in mind as a good rule of thumb if you want something more specific.