Still, it can be intimidating to re-enter the world of dating.Need a little encouragement before you take that plunge? It sounds like trite advice, but it’s worth following: Don’t date until you’re ready to date. If you’re serious about finding love again, make sure you understand where you are in the healing process.
Switch up your daily routine so you’re not stuck in past patterns and ruts by default, and choose to surround yourself with the people and things that inspire you.
Do you understand what went wrong in your last relationship? Can you identify what a healthy relationship needs to look like for you?
Give yourself the freedom of a little time and make sure your past is firmly in the past, along with the infamous “bitterness baggage,” before giving love a second chance. No, you don’t have to make every date a group date; just make sure you have good friends in your corner. Let the people nearest and dearest to you encourage and support you as you dive back into the dating game. Take a new class, get a new haircut, and eat healthier than ever.
“It helped, because I got to see what 'normal' looked like,” Roché says.
“I also saw that my ex wasn't the only guy who would want to be with me.