According to relationship and dating experts, its important to be upfront. Do not date others to simply “move on” from your ex. In the immediate aftermath of a breakup, people often date as a form of romantic validation, especially if you were the one rejected.
How long should you wait to date someone after they break up?
Most people need a month or two to process the breakup, to mourn, and to integrate lessons before jumping back in if they were in a fairly serious relationship, she says. If you dated someone for a year or more, you may need three to four months.
Is it good to get into a relationship after a breakup?
Its always best to take some time after a breakup to process what happened, Amy McManus, licensed marriage and family therapist, tells Bustle. Consider talking to a good friend, family member or counselor. If youre not ready, a new relationship can do more harm than good.