Dating again

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Having a clear idea of the relationship you want puts you in control of your future, rather than falling into a relationship that may not be quite right for you.

Lastly, you’re more likely to have a positive dating experience if you have the time and energy to devote to the process.

Here, Susan Winter, an NYC-based relationship expert, and Dr.

Paulette Sherman, an NYC-based psychologist and author of “Dating From The Inside Out,” explain how to tell when you’re ready to date after a breakup.

“[You] have high self-esteem, an open heart, and feel ready to be vulnerable with someone new,” Sherman told INSIDER.

After some time following a break-up or divorce, you’ll reach a stage where you feel ready to date again. Here we go through 5 key signs to test your date-readiness: It’s easy to say you’ve let go, but have you really?

Letting go means you’ve gone through the dark tunnel of emotions including sadness, anger and denial, before finally coming out the other end to a place of acceptance.

“When you get excited about new possibilities and meeting new people, you’re ready,” Winter told INSIDER.

That said, there’s a difference between being genuinely excited to meet someone new and feeling a need to go out with people just because you want something to distract you from your ex.

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