Quiz: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?

Are you ready to date again? Take this quiz to find out.

Are you ready to date again
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1. The thought of going on a date with someone new makes you:

Quiz: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?

You got: You're Ready to Start Dating Again!

I got You're Ready to Start Dating Again!. Quiz: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?
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Congratulations! You’re ready to start dating again, and your optimism is going to make dating a rewarding experience. You’re taking the right steps when it comes to opening yourself up—you’re willing to put yourself out there and you’re letting your last relationship be a jumping off point to help determine what you want in a partner. Your past isn’t holding you back, but rather, it’s propelling you forward and enabling you to make a deeper, more significant connection with a significant other in the future.  

With this in mind, it’s important to keep putting yourself in situations that push the envelope and enable you to engage with new people. Sign up for dating apps, go to singles events and find different groups in your area that are involved in activities that interest you. While you may not meet someone at these gatherings, you’re widening your social network (and you never know who these people may know). Keep joining new cliques, and you just might click with someone new.

Quiz: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?

You got: You're Nearly Ready

I got You're Nearly Ready. Quiz: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?
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You’re 99% ready to start dating again, and reaching 100% is not very far off. It’s evident that you’re opening yourself up to the possibility of finding someone new. However, it’s clear that you still have some doubts about the future and can’t help but think of your ex from time to time. But it’s important to remember that this is a perfectly normal way to feel. Getting over someone is a process, and you should be proud of the progress you’ve made.

Going forward, it’s time to hold your nose and jump back into the dating game. Sure, you may have some uncomfortable or awkward dates in your future, and there may be some moments where you feel a bit discouraged. But without risk, there’s no reward, so it’s time to get back out there. And the best news of all is that you’re definitely ready and able to handle it. When you make an effort to meet new people, keep a positive attitude and take a real chance on finding the one, your 99% readiness level will become 100% in no time at all.

Quiz: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?

You got: You're Not Quite Ready

I got You're Not Quite Ready. Quiz: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?
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You’re not truly ready to date again, but the good news is that there are ways to help you reach this goal. Since you’re not making a real effort to meet new people, it’s clear that you’re still dealing with the loss of your ex in your life. Getting over a past relationship is never easy, and while you’re still healing, you should be proud of the progress you’ve made. It’s not easy to move on, but each day you’re getting stronger and more confident to take on the future.

While it’s natural to think about your ex every now and then, it’s not healthy to compare all potential partners to them. In order to be truly ready to date again, it’s important to look back at this past relationship to determine what you did and didn't like. In fact, you should view this past relationship under a more critical lens so that you can prioritize what you’d like in your next partner. Once you know what you want, dating will be much easier.

Quiz: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?

You got: You're Not Ready to Date Again

I got You're Not Ready to Date Again. Quiz: Are You Ready to Start Dating Again?
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You’re not ready to date again, as you’re still trying to make sense of your past relationship. The absence of your ex is still painful, and it’s clear that you’re currently in a state mourning. Since you still cry about losing your ex and mention him or her in daily conversations, it’s no wonder that you’re battling feelings of hopelessness. After all, everything can seem so uncertain now that the future you once imagined with this person is no longer a possibility.

When you’re dealing with these kinds of feelings of loss after a breakup, the best course of action is not to start dating again, but rather to lean on family, friends and trained professionals for support. Remember, you don’t have to tackle these emotions alone, so open yourself up to the love of those who surround you. They want to help you and be there for you, and in order to get to the point where you’ll be ready to date again, the first step is to let in those around you and start the journey toward recovery.