a) heal from the relationship ending
c) get back into the dating game
Here Are 4 Things To Consider Before Dating Again:
1. Take Care Of Yourself
Buy a new outfit, treat yourself to some comfort food, sign up for something you’ve always wanted to try.
Get out with friends, visit family and reconnect with those you’ve been meaning to for some time.
Having the proper support systems in place is important in order to move forward.
2.Give Yourself Time
Trying to date right after a long term relationship is a recipe for disaster. It’s OK to be alone. Clearing your mind and evaluating your past relationship successes and failures is important in figuring out who you are and what you want in a partner.
Recognizing any patterns you’ve fallen into will help you avoid repeating history with someone else.
Take note of the personality traits you want especially and focus less on the ones you don’t.
If you think about what you don’t want more than what you do, you’ll find that is what you will attract.
3. Stay Healthy
During this time it is important that you take care of yourself. Be sure to get enough sleep, eat right, and exercise regularly.
As redundant as that may sound it can’t be emphasized enough.
If you aren’t healthy how can you be in the right state mentally, emotionally, and physically for dating?
4. Enter the Dating World Slowly
Once you feel ready enough to start dating again don’t rush. Enjoy this time it can be rewarding and fun.
Even if the person you meet for a date isn’t your match, you never know what opportunities could come from meeting them.
Perhaps it turns into a newfound friendship or networking colleague, the possibilities are endless.
For this reason always be respectful and mindful just as you are making time for your date, your date is making time for you.
In closing, you could read countless books, talk to friends and family, and visit online resources for dating advice but the best advice comes from within you.
Trust your instincts, respect yourself and do what makes you happy.