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How long after a relationship can you start dating

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Dating after ending a long-term relationship can be a scary thing. Just the thought of jumping back into the dating pool after being out of the game for so long can stir up emotions and induce anxiety. It can also trigger uncertainty and doubt, leaving you with questions about yourself, your future and your love life.

To prepare yourself to start...

With the rules of the dating game having changed since you last played, where and how do you even begin?

According to the latest numbers from Statistics Canadathe average length of marriage in Canada is about 14 years and the national divorce rate is 48 per cent. Perhaps among the most popular bit of information people want to know is how long it will take for them to get over a breakup, and when should they start dating again.

Some say it takes half the length of the relationship to get over your ex.

One report from earlier this year by marketing research company OnePoll says it takes an average of 18 months. Also think about what your strengths are, your attributes, what you can give to somebody and what makes you great. Being attractive could actually put your relationship in jeopardy. Knowing the answers to these questions, she says, is great practice and can help you facilitate a conversation with nice back-and-forth flow.

Tips on how to cope...

Working with a matchmaker? Going to speed-dating events?

Figure out what your plan is. You have to go through a few before you do find someone who is a decent match. Taking a break from your relationship?

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