In a certain sense, no matter how “good” a death it might have been, one’s grieving is never fully finished, because you can never go back to what you had before and take away the void left by the loss.
That being said, though, there are some signs you can look for to help you understand if you might be ready to try dating again, or if you do need more time.
Incredibly specific (and often unrealistic) standards No one wants to commit and yet people have ridiculously high, incredibly unrealistic dating standards.
I used to hang out with this guy I thought I was dating…
It’s important to understand when you’re discerning this question for your own life that there is no one absolute right answer to the question of what is too soon. Some factors can cause the process to take longer, like if the loss was sudden, unexpected, or traumatic.
Or if your relationship was strained toward the end, the grieving process can be harder as it might involve forgiving yourself too.
Still, it’s amazing how many guys have told me they liked me TO MY FACE only to ghost me the next day or several days later.
You know what, “amazing” isn’t the right word — it’s nuts, like legit psychotic, how people can lie so casually.
To say that the death of a spouse of is life-changing in the worst of ways is probably a pretty big understatement.How difficult it is to meet people Where do people meet people?!Finding new people to hang out with and date is a freakin’ challenge because unless you have a job that has you always traveling, odds are you’re seeing the same folk every day.until we were out with a group of friends and he literally said, “I only date really skinny, blonde white girls with a good following on Instagram.” I am a normal-sized black girl with a piss poor following on Instagram. People lying to my face It’s way too easy for people to lie nowadays.I think it’s mainly because a lot of talking is done from our phones, where we can safely type out as much BS as we want without having to look someone in the face.
I think it’s because they’re incredibly insecure and they’re also insecure about The inability to communicate effectively Texting a new guy is fun, but that fun usually stops once I meet up with him in person.