How do you know when you're ready to start dating again?
You don't want to hold yourself back, but you don't want to use someone as a rebound either.
Know your worth and wait for someone you really connect with instead of wasting your time with people who aren’t right for you.
Being on good terms with an ex is obviously preferable in comparison to shooting each other frosty glares across campus, but that continued closeness might be holding you back.
It's one thing to compromise on which restaurant you two head to Friday night, but it's another to undergo an -style transformation on the first date.
This might be a sign that your old relationship left you with some insecurities about who you are or your self-worth—or maybe you were a chameleon with your past partner too.
Hannah is a junior studying marketing at the University of Washington and is the Editor of the UW Her Campus chapter.
She was also a Summer 2017 editorial intern for Her Campus Media.
I remember a time when I was insecure about being single and all I wanted was a boyfriend.
“You should feel confident enough in yourself as a single person before adding another person to your life,” says Lyndsay, a sophomore at Sam Houston State University.
“You should be able to validate your own existence, not count on someone else for that.” If you find yourself obsessing over how to get a new SO, take a step back and remind yourself that you aren't defined by your relationship status.
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Once you're past the initial stages of a breakup—the crying, the Ben & Jerry's, the sad songs on repeat—there comes a point when you wonder what's next.