How to bounce back from a breakup, fast.

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How to bounce back from a breakup, fast.

Still coping with a breakup? That’s no reason to avoid dating, finds a new study from Queens College. Stop shedding those tears and put yourself out there in the market.

People who enter a new relationship within a couple months of a split enjoy higher rates of well-being and self-esteem—and more respect from their new partners—than those who put off dating for longer periods, the study shows.

The old adage: “The best way to get over someone is to get under someone.” That seems to be true. A rebound makes us feel wanted and desirable,” explains study co-author Claudia Brumbaugh, Ph.D. Rebound dating also provides emotional stability, as well as a distraction from thinking—or obsessing—about an ex, Brumbaugh says. If there’s a downside to rebound dating, “we haven’t found it yet,” she adds.

Brumbaugh says she and her colleagues are planning follow-up experiments to tease out potential pitfalls of bounce-back dating. But for now, there’s no reason you shouldn’t take a chance if you meet someone you like on the heels of a breakup.

There you have it, give dating another go and you won’t stay down for long.

Tina is a DailyStar senior writer. She graduated from Edith Cowan University. Writing has always been something she enjoyed. Her positive outlook colours every aspect of her life. Her motto -Life’s too short so get living.

When she’s not busy writing, Tina is exploring the city she adores, running in her local Park every day, drinking an absurd amount of coffee, taking care of an adorable pup, kids and traveling.

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