By Eseohe Ebhota-Akoma and Bamas Victoria

Breakups can be really hard on some people while others get over it easily. But how long should one wait to date again after a breakup? LifeXtra finds out. As humans, we have different behaviors, temperament, mannerisms et al. As such, we tend to meet people who are either compatible or incompatible with us.

In relationships, there would be disagreements because no one is perfect. But then if there is a breakup, how long would it take to get over it before getting into another relationship? LifeXtra sampled the opinion of a few individuals.

Susan Winter, a professional love and life mentor in the article “How long you should wait to date again after a breakup, wrote, “Deciding when to start dating after a break up is always hard. A big reason for this may be because there is no real “right” way to go about it.” “Dating and recovering from breakups are highly subjective, personal experiences, so there is no one formula or rule to use to determine when, exactly, it is appropriate to dip one’s metaphorical toe back into the proverbial dating pool.” “Still, there are some guidelines everyone can use to figure out what’s best for them.”

Patience Steven, who is her late 20s and self-employed, thinks it is right to wait for at least six months before going into a new relationship. “That way, the person would have forgotten all that happened.” Speaking further she said “For me, I would wait for another six to eight months before I start another relationship. At least by then, I would have gotten over the past one.” Makurdi-based Ikwe Sunday has another view. He thinks waiting for as long as two years would help him get over the hurt, and during that time, he would get to understand himself better before getting into another relationship.

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