Do not date unless you're really ready to put your past relationship in the past.
You dont want to bring baggage from your broken heart into a brand new relationship, and no one likes to be a rebound.
Then there's the whole idea that "the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else." Which is right?
Putting yourself out there takes patience and can be extremely frustrating.
The utter sadness and despair you feel post-breakup is exacerbated by the fears of fix ups, loneliness, considering or Tinder, and of course, rejection.
How long should you "Most people need a month or two to process the breakup, to mourn, and to integrate lessons before jumping back in if they were in a fairly serious relationship," she says.
If you dated someone for a year or more, you may need three to four months.