Also, it might confirm in your mind that you need another person in order to feel better, which just isn't true. Songco says, "If you are looking to others for validation, that is usually indicative that you have other, deeper things to work on before trying have a relationship." So instead of rebounding, you may want to talk with a trusted family member, friend, or even reach out to a therapist.
And yet, when you're in the market to meet someone new, it can be just as toxic to keep doing the same thing while expecting different results.There's so much dating advice floating around out there, that it can be tough to weed through it all and get down to the good stuff.This becomes even trickier when it's well-known dating advice you've heard a million times, such as "you need to get back out there" and "you teach people how to treat you." You might take these lines as gospel — as so many people do — but in reality, quite a few classic dating tips can actually be quite toxic.Not to mention, this strategy has a tendency to backfire, as many people quickly lose interest when they don't think someone cares.
What you should do instead, Schwartz says, "is show your interest and see what response you get." If you're both feelin' it, let each other know and go from there.Sure, you might strike it lucky and meet a cool person on your way to work. As Bennett says, "The best way to make sure you meet the right person is to actually take the initiative in dating." Join meet ups, try a dating app, go out with friends, and be open to new experiences — all of which will open up the chances of the right person coming along.