Getting back into the dating scene after an extended hiatus is challenging for anyone, regardless of how long you’ve been single. After a painful breakup, separation, or extended dating drought, even the prospect of having a fling can cause anxiety.
So, how do you know if you’re emotionally ready for a new relationship? Lookout for the following signs before dipping your toes back into the dating pool:
You’re comfortable in your own company
Your confidence in yourself may take a hit after a breakup—it’s only natural to question your abilities after experiencing heartbreak. But if you rush into a new relationship after a breakup only to feel loved again, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. The only time you’re genuinely ready to get into a new relationship is after you’ve grown to love yourself and no longer need a partner to make you happy.
The future matters more to you
The past is becoming less important to you, and you are focusing more on the future. If you can listen to sad Taylor Swift songs without thinking about a previous heartbreak, you’re on the path to healing. Now that you no longer have to deal with your ex-lover, you can finally meet new people and do the things that make you happy.
You’ve moved on and grown from the breakup
Once you accept that the relationship is done and you’ve grown as a person, you’ve made real progress toward healing. It’s a sign of personal development to be able to reflect on past relationship failures and make changes for the better. With this newfound knowledge, you are better equipped to handle similar circumstances and problems in your new relationship.
A special someone has caught your eye
Find a particular person attractive? If you answered yes, you might be ready to begin dating again. However, you haven’t completely moved on from your previous relationship if you find yourself comparing your current love interest with your ex. You’ll know you’re ready to get back out on the dating scene if you approach this new romance with an open mind and a willingness to give it your all.
You’re eager to start dating again
Of course, the biggest sign is that you’re actively interested in pursuing someone new. The emotional fallout of a failed relationship can leave you feeling down and uninterested in dating again. However, if the prospect of meeting a new person through a dating app genuinely excites you, it’s a sign that you’re over your previous relationships and ready to date again.
Excited to get back in to the dating scene?
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