But dating right after you've gotten out of a relationship just feels different than dating when you've been at it for awhile.

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There's no right answer here: rebounds can be healing for some, and self-destructive for others, so you need to decide if that’s the best thing for you — or if you’re just looking for a new nail, any nail you can get your hands on. Not just because you feel like you have to constantly be on during dates with someone new, but because getting to know someone is so damn time-consuming.

And it all feels even more time-consuming after you've just come out of a relationship where you knew everything about the person; and now, here you are, back to square one with someone new.

All those post-breakup thoughts and emotions, swirling through your brain and body, don’t really make for the most pleasurable dating experiences.

Which isn’t to say that they're not useful or important feelings, or that it’s impossible to get back on that horse and find love again after a breakup.

Consider the number of variables involved in answering: Are there children involved?

Was the divorce amicable and are both parties on good terms?But, as they say, the show must go on; you can’t wallow in your sadness forever.You have to live your life, thank your ex for the memories, change out of your sweatpants, and take some tentative steps back towards living a normal life.You want to be selective about the people you date now — and in doing this, you may find that you'll be dating around for far longer than you have in your past. After all, isn't a night spent swiping left on Tinder still better than a night spent crying your eyes out over a breakup?Dear Eliza, Sorry to say, but there’s not really a one-size-fits-all answer to this question.No matter what, moving on after a relationship ends is hard.