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    How do you know if you are ready to date?
    An_262646 posted:
    1. You want to date in order to "show" your ex. If your main motivation for firing up your love life is to try to get a reaction from your ex, you are not ready to date. You won't only be wasting your time; you'll be attracting a lot of bad dating karma too. Remember, there are two people involved in a dating relationship—and I'm talking about you and this new person, not you and your ex. Dating someone new only to get to your ex else is fundamentally unfair. If your goal is to cause your ex jealousy, anger, sadness, pain, or regret, the takeaway is you're still taken with your ex. So, save everyone the heartburn and hassle and wait to date until you've worked through all of those emotions and you're really and truly over it.2. Your divorce is your favorite topic of conversation. Wanting to talk about your divorce all the time is a clear sign that you've still got a lot of work to do. When you're really ready to date, it won't take any effort to refrain from talking about your divorce because that topic will be old news. Once you do reach the point where you're ready, avoid the urge to over-share about your ex and/or your divorce on the first (or second or third) date. There's a time to fill someone in on your past relationship, but the first date isn't it. Rather than letting your backstory be the dominant theme of any (or all) of your dates, a better strategy is to let it come out organically—a little here and there when and where it's relevant to who you are now.If you want to know more,you can view my blog "".

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