How to start dating again

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I can tell you with confidence: Not all the good ones are taken!

And, to be frank, the horror stories are often more fun to share than the stories about good, quality men.

But if the hurt was too deep, or if you think you just need time, remember to be patient with yourself and let yourself heal.

Some women might find that dating someone who just ended a LTR comes with a bit of baggage (whether it’s true or not), so don’t rule yourself out as a potential mate before you even get a chance to show her how amazing you are.

Then look for a man who makes you want a second date.

Start with small steps, allowing your mind to start imagining the fun stuff again—a first kiss, watching your first movie, saving his address in your preferred food delivery app.

My friend Megan, for instance, gave herself a very specific timeline to get over her grief. Depending on your personality or your depth of mourning, though, setting an arbitrary date isn’t always a good idea.

“It was an actual date in my calendar on which I decided I had to throw myself in the dating pool again. “After my breakup, I spent a lot of time comparing my own heartbreak timeline to those of others,” Alice shares.

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