You met someone you’re genuinely interested in, but there’s just one little catch – that person recently broke up with a long-term partner. Although your friends might warn you and say something like: “Be careful, you’re just going to end up as a rebound”, you probably gonna ignore the warnings if you’re really into the person you’re dating. Although it isn’t the safest route to take to start dating a newly single person, if you’re going to follow next couple of tips, you might beat the odds.
You can best protect yourself by taking it easy and slowly. When someone is newly single, don’t jump to any conclusions, take baby steps and see what happens next. If you start slowly, you will keep your emotions and expectations in check.
No sexual activity
If there were ever a time to delay sexual activity, it should be when you meet someone who just got out of a relationship and is newly single. You should make sure that your new interest is interested in you personally and emotionally – not just sexually, and that’s why you should wait even longer than usual.
Don’t go official just yet
When you start dating a new person you’ll want to meet their friends, coworkers and family as well. We all know meeting family members takes a relationship on a higher level so try to put it off until you’re absolutely sure the person you’re dating got over their ex-partner.
Ask your new partner about their last relationship
We’re not talking about details here, but you should surely ask why did their last relationship ended and how they felt after the breakup. Ask them what lessons did they learn from it and did they have time to figure out what exactly went wrong. This will tell you a lot about the person you’re dating and whether they’re emotionally mature or not.
You won’t know for sure where exactly you’re standing with a new partner until you’re several months into the relationship. It’s a great period of time to get to know them and see whether it has a happily ever after potential or not. Of course, you and the new partner are hitting off incredibly well but that doesn’t mean you’re not just a short term distraction from their previous partner. But don’t worry, starting every relationship is risky, and you can never be sure how and will it end at all. To protect yourself from being heart broken, follow those few tips and keep your eyes open!