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my ex (also my first love) was the first to cheat on me 10 years ago, and it took me many years to trust anyone after that. so trust me when i say i feel your pain~ once you've been betrayed to that extent, it stays in the back of your mind and never really goes away.
i recommend starting slow; date for fun, but don't get serious immediately and let the girl (s) work to earn your trust.
i started with online dating, to keep my options open and just have fun~ i made it clear that i was looking for something casual, but one guy stood out from the others as boyfriend material; we talked online for a month, and our first in-person date was magical. over the next few months, he worked hard to prove himself worthy of my trust and, almost a year later, he's earned it enough that i can silence that little voice in the back of my head.
before that, my main issue is that i kept gravitating toward the wrong guy and never learned from my mistakes until now, . fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.