Signs that you’re ready to date again

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Following the break-up of a long-term relationship or marriage, you might shudder at the thought of being single again. However, after some time, you will start to feel ready to get back out there and date again. Here are some of the obvious signs that you’re really ready to start looking for love:

You’ve moved on

Whilst it’s easy to say you’ve moved on, be honest with yourself. Moving on means letting go of the past. You’ve been through the rollercoaster of emotions including bitterness, sadness, regret, anger and denial. If you’ve not been through this tunnel of despair, then you’ve not dealt with it. If you haven’t yet reached the green meadows of acceptance, it might not be time to start thinking of another relationship.

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Your intentions are honest

Looking at dating for any other reason than wanting to meet someone to be happy with will undoubtedly end in disappointment. Dating others as a form of revenge, to give you an ego boost or because you just hate being single will more than likely see you with an inappropriate pairing, resulting in a failed relationship.

You are comfortable with yourself

Being in a couple for such a long time, it’s easy to lose your sense of self. Take some time to reconnect and get to know yourself as an individual again. It’s important to rediscover what you enjoy, what your opinions and values are and what makes you laugh, before you start dating again. Until you’re happy in your own skin, you won’t be happy with someone else. Give yourself peace of mind too with an STI test London from www.checkurself.org.uk/plus 

You know what you want

Before embarking on the search for love again, be sure to know exactly what you want from a future relationship. Think about what qualities you admire in people and which personalities are you most compatible with. What values or interests would you like your partner to share with you? Having a clear picture of what you’re seeking not only makes it easier to narrow down the best potential suitors but puts you more in control of your future.

You have the time and energy

The dating experience is more likely to be a positive and fun one if you have plenty of time and energy to invest in the process. This is a good way to tellk if dating is right for you at the moment. If it is a priority, you will find the time to devote to it. If you can’t muster up the energy, perhaps it’s best to wait a little longer.

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Dating, whether you use an app, a website or a local community event to meet people, should be a fun and exciting activity. If you can say yes to all of the above signs, then you’re ready to take that next step to happiness.

 

Written by Alex

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