Tips for dating someone who just broke up
So you met someone wonderful and feel seriously attracted to them. There is only one problem – that special someone just recently broke up with a long-term partner and you’re on your way to entering the complicated world of dating a newly single person. You are likely to want to ignore all the warning signs since you are so enticed by the person. That isn’t the safest road to travel, but you can make it better if you follow these tips:
1. Move Slowly
The best way to protect yourself is to take things slowly. Don’t jump into anything, take the time to see where the other person’s head is. That way you can keep your expectations and emotions under control.
It is best to wait with this part as well. If the other party is on the rebound, then things may get messy when intimacy is brought into the picture. Before you get this involved, you need to be sure that she is over her recent partner.
3. Not Going Official
When you begin dating someone wonderful it makes sense to want to tell the whole world. But when someone just got out of a serious relationship then it isn’t smart to get official too soon. Some people rush things so much that they start introducing their new fling to family and friends. Let’s not get ahead of time.
To understand where her head is you need to ask about her last relationship. Don’t be too pushy, but if she doesn’t want to discuss it at all, then it is possible she hasn’t moved past it. Ask her what she learned from the relationship and if she knows what exactly went wrong. That will tell you what you need to know.
It takes time to understand where you stand when dating a newly single person. Take the time to get to know them and make sure you know where their head is at so you don’t get hurt. There may be a lot of potential for a beautiful relationship, and there may not be. Keep your eyes open.