The dating experts give us their top tips.
Ok, so you’ve given yourself time to grieve and you’ve even slowly stopped all contact with your ex (minus the occasional Facebook stalk). But in the end, none of that will make a difference as no matter how hard you try and erase the, from your thoughts, you will still find yourself reminiscing about the good old times in your head.
Don’t worry if you still get nostalgic about your ex – it’s totally normal if you start getting weepy when you think about all your wonderful memories together. However it’s important to keep in mind that not all of the your time spent with your ex was perfect. In fact, these not so perfect times were likely to be the reason why you broke up.
So here lies the question on every newly single person’s lips: how do you officially get over someone? Thankfully, we have the answers and it’s only 6 simple rules which will help you move on from your ex.
Yeah, you can thank us later…
1. Meet a like-minded soul
Did you know couples who have lots in common, especially shared interests, stay together longer than couples who don’t. How do you find these like-minded souls? Well, that’s easy. Use the dating app Huggle – and before you roll your eyes, we just want to inform you that Huggle is not like other dating apps. No seriously! Huggle is a genius creation where the app matches you with people who go to the same places as you. Still not convinced? Well, what if we told you that there’s someone on the app who shares your passion for sushi and hip hop (unlike your moaning ex). Yeah, we thought that might engage you. Get on Huggle and find someone who loves the same things as you. Just don’t forget to invite us to the wedding!
2. Do the things you’ve always wanted to do
Maybe you’ve always toyed with the idea of learning a language or studying a subject, or maybe you’ve considered running a marathon? Whatever interests you, you should go and do it. Now you’re single, this is the time to learn and do new things. Embrace being independent and enjoy your own company.
3. Spend time with friends and family
When you date, friends and family can naturally take a backseat in your priority list. At this moment in time, your loved ones are the only people who will get you through your break-up so dedicate your time to the people who love and care about you.
Now your social life is buzzing, start by making plans with all your friends. Whether that’s going on holiday or organising a dinner party. Keep your diary fully booked and watch how quickly time flies by when you’re having fun.
There is nothing better than the feeling of getting in shape. Plus the endorphins released when you exercise will keep you feeling happy and confident. Aim to do at least 30 minutes a day – set a goal, whether that’s lifting a heavy weight at the gym or joining a club where you compete. Get active to keep distracted!
Meeting new people, will happen naturally now you are putting effort in your social and dating life, but why not also put some effort into your career and network. Whether you go to work events or use Huggle (the app we mentioned earlier) you’ll be amazed how many people could enhance your career. Now is the time to be a hustler!