Should I start dating again?
April 3, 2014 2:55 AM Subscribe
I'm still hurting form a recent break up. Would a foray back into the world of online dating help me get over it and move on?
posted by blokefromipanema to Human Relations (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I was dumped 3 months ago by a woman I've been in an on/off relationship with for past 4 years. It's the third time she's dumped me, this last time by text and I was/am pretty heartbroken by it. I’m trying to move on but it’s a slow process. I’m keeping fit, eating well and sticking to no contact, but I still find myself ruminating the break up and my ex all the time.
I want to let go of all these negative thoughts and feelings but they don’t seem to be shifting.
I wondered whether I should start dating again to speed this process up and give me someone else to think about ? I'm an older guy (50 this year) so I don't feel time is on my side and don't want to waste too much time pining over her when I could be meeting someone else.
Any advice greatly received.