Question: Is it okay to not date after a breakup?

The only way to tell is to be honest with yourself regarding your feelings over your ex, Kali Rogers, a certified life coach, tells Bustle. How over them are you, really? If you are 100 percent — or even 75 percent — over them, its safe to date. If youre not over them — not even half way over them — do not date.

How long should you not date after a breakup?

If I had to give a time frame, it would be from one to three months after the breakup. However, the time frame still depends on you and if you feel like dating again will be a positive experience or if it will just make you feel like crap and miss your ex.

Should I date after a breakup?

Though time can heal the wounds of relationships past, theres no hard-and-fast rule about how soon you should date again after a breakup, Goldenberg said. The ways in which you heal during your time as a single person are more indicative of your readiness to date, she said.

Is it bad to get in a relationship right 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.

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