Editor’s note: Although this article uses male pronouns, the advice applies to all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Do be present and have fun.
Do slow down.
Don’t be afraid to state what you’re looking for.
Is there a certain amount of time you recommend waiting to date again?
Sure, that happens, but more often than not, people get back on the apps as a way to replace their ex or distract themselves from the pain of the loss, way before they’ve actually healed their hearts and learned their lesson.
There’s no prescribed formulaic time period for when you should date again, but lean in and do the heavy healing work on yourself, first!”
Don’t bring past relationships into your present.
Do pace the drinking (if you drink).