I'm just getting out of a long-term relationship and I'm in no rush to start dating again, but I was just wondering how long it takes other people to get back into dating.
I've usually found myself in serious relationships and have never really done the whole dating thing. Can anyone offer some advice?
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I think it all depends on the length of the last relationship and the level of emotional involvement. Someone once told me that for every year you're with someone, that's how long it takes you to get over them, I don't think that I buy into that. My last relationship was 4.5 years long, I last talked to her in December of 2006. I started dating a bit by summer of 2007 but kept it mostly light-hearted because I knew wasn't ready to jump back into a committed relationship, it wouldn't have been fair to any potential partner for me to bring that kind of emotional baggage into a new relationship. I feel like you've got to get back to knowing who you are as an individual, which can take a while if you've been intertwined with someone else for any lengthy period. Really you've just got to get back to knowing who you are, for me it took a while, for some folks it may not take as long, everyone's different. Whatever you do it's best to be up front about your intentions, as someone else's feelings are also involved. Hope that makes sense, it's late :)2