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We dated a year and 7 months total and it was all lies and fighting from him. It has recently ended and I am wondering how long I should wait before dating again.
Jordan8Johnston Jordan8Johnston 16-17, F 24 Answers Jul 25, 2011

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You are not in mourning!

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Just take a shower and head on out again.

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you should not... but take it slow

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Hmmm... I gotta throw in my hat in for this one. I dated, and then married, my H.S. sweetheart. It only lasted a year before she believed a lie about me cheating and (immediately? Where did THAT guy come from?) started sleeping with and living with her new bf., I gave her my heart, and sad as it may be, I will NEVER give that much of my heart away again. Never. I can't play that game when the stakes are so high... s'okay, I've gotten used to living alone.. s'okay, s'okay. Heaven still waits for me, I know. At least I can sleep at night and live with myself. The more I learn about what's available from the dating pool (around here) the more I love my CATS!

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I hear you, brother.

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just wait until your ready

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When you're over him. Doesn't matter if its a day, a week, a month, or a year. No point in dating if you still have feelings for him. If you don't have feelings, for that person you are good to go!

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I think it all depends on how you feel mentally. Personally, I just got out of a relationship that has left me shattered. Five years of ups and downs and over and outs....my therapist suggested one year before dating. I didnt believe him and gave it a shot after two months. I found myself to be comparing, not trusting and still feeling hurt. In my case, I was not ready and Im still not...but getting there! I think you are the best judge of when you are ready. You will know...just dont force it. Take some time for yourself to heal.

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As soon as you get back from shopping for that new offit that you are going to wow everyone with. Tonite at your fav spot. HAVE FUN.

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This is entirely up to you. There are no rules about this.

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Let your head clear for a week. When you start eyeing other people that are attractive to you, it's time to date again.

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5 minutes. The longer you wait the harder it's going to be.

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The faster you let off the previous bf, you should start dating again...good luck!

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In your shoes, I would start searching for a new partner right now.

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dosn't matter, whenever you want to, no one died.

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When you are ready. Don't go for rebound guys just to get over being lonely. Get on your big girl panties and live life to the fullest. Don't over-analyze your past or even dwell on it. So what if you wasted that time? NOW you have the chance to get it back doing something for yourself. And just a hint... if you're asking random strangers on the internet how long you should wait.. you're obviously not ready. You shouldn't need a confirmation from anyone as to how you run your romantic life. And I agree with another poster, you're not in mourning, move on.

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You should wait until you meet someone you would like to go out with. It might be fun to date without looking for a LTR though. It might be nice to be free and go out with different sorts of guys for a while to see what you really like. You can go without a steady man in your life for a long time...several months, but you may be tempted to fall into a relationship. Just have fun being a girl.

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Start back whenever you want. I still don't go out and I have been divorced three years. I know others who barely wait a minute. <br />
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Do what is right for you, not what you just want in a given moment or what your friends think you should do. Good luck.

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Thank you

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20 percent.

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However long or short your heart, or whatever body parts, desire.<br />
There is no rule or guideline, especially when he was the one who let YOU down.

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a week.

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