Most Helpful Guy
Ha ha. That's some pretty idealistic thinking. But isn't the damage already done? Who are you being loyal to? To yourself? To your feelings? Well, all that said, if you don't want to date after a break up, its actually a good suggestion. Most people succumb to desperation and look for a rebound or a replacement. But you can hold on, take a step back or two, think it through. Its ok to look back one last time before you're done. Still a long road ahead, save your loyalty for something that's actually worthwhile. It doesn't make you a better person if you don't date someone while your ex is. But it does take a good deal of integrity to overcome the pettiness and jealousy. I guess you could say being loyal to yourself is the right thing to do.
Most Helpful Girl
I don't think that has anything to do with loyalty.
1. Some people move on quicker than others
2. The person who's already in a relationship might also have checked out emotionally a long time ago, and the breakup was already evident to them, hence seemingly bouncing back "quicker"
3. It could just be a rebound
When you're single, you don't have to be loyal to anyone anymore. You don't have to stay single after a breakup for x amount of time to prove how "loyal" you are, that's just stupid. You're single and you can do whatever you want. Even get into a relationship 5 minutes after breaking up. Like I said, that has nothing to do with loyalty. Sure, it can be an act of poor judgment, it might be too impulsive. But it says nothing about a person's loyalty, because they're single. You don't have to prove yourself to someone you're not together with anymore. Only obsessed people think like that.