Dating again after being dumped

How long should you , says it's hard to put a number on it—but you'll probably want to wait at least a month before jumping back into the dating pool again."Most people need a month or two to process the breakup, to mourn, and to integrate lessons before jumping back in if they were in a fairly serious relationship," she says.If you dated someone for a year or more, you may need three to four months.

More important than the specific amount of time you need, though, is the state of mind you're in.your desire is at your target level of desire, π = π*) but rather well in advance.Go on a couple of dates even though you don’t really feel like it and by the time you feel “ready” to date again (π = π*) you’ll meet someone new.And by “dating other people” I mean go on one or a few dates with someone, nothing too serious. The reason is the same as the reasons why central banks might apply the Taylor Rule to form monetary policy. When most people hear “monetary policy” they immediately think “dating.” Nevertheless this warrants some elaboration. Let’s also just assume your target inflation rate is 2% and your current inflation rate is 3% and a = 0.5.

The Taylor rule tells you to raise your interest rate by 0.5%.

So a fling or one-night stand after a breakup may not be a bad thing—but if you're looking to get into another serious relationship, you're probably better off waiting until you're more or less over your previous one.