Dating a guy just out of a long term relationship math in carbon dating
Dear Meredith, I am dating a guy I met about a year ago.
We started casually chatting and found we had much in common.
Although he said he was single, I felt he was holding back from asking me out and then I learned from him that he was in a long-term relationship and lived with his girlfriend of 10 years.
He didn't cross any lines with me, but I pulled back from flirting because I had no interest in getting involved with someone who was already in a relationship.
Rule of thumb: One month for every year you were together.
Anything earlier is a rebound and will likely fall apart as you heal.
I got out of a 2 year relationship (not near as long as yours, but still) and was ready to get back into dating within a month.
the time before that was tough, but as the months went on, it became easy. I've found that with a dying relationship that ended, it could be weeks.
everyone is different, and if she is the one, don't worry about how long you've been out of other relationships. Usually I think of it as a month for every year of the previous relationship.
Keep in mind that that isn't necessarily a bad thing since it helps keep you distracted during the grieving process.
Sometimes a few days if the ex did something terrible wrong to fuck me over, but sometimes a few months because of how it ended. Take it slow and just go when you are ready for it. After I got out of a 2 year relationship I had the typical empty feeling so I tried to fill it with the first girl I started dating afterwards, about a month or two after I got out of the LTR.