Going on at least several first dates, she advises, can keep you from rebounding into an intense new relationship. If you find youre still in love with your ex, end things ethically. Do not date while courting your ex.
Is it bad to date someone like your ex?
It is not always a bad thing to date someone who is like your ex, Nelson-Terry says. Your ex is multi-dimensional and if you can find a person who exhibits qualities of your ex that you found created a strong relationship then it is no problem. And from there, checking in with yourself as you start to date again.
Should you tell your ex youre dating someone new?
In the end, its totally up to you to decide what the best move is. If you think it would be less upsetting for them to hear it from you, or if youre sure that youve both moved on and just want to let them know whats going on in your life as you would with any other close friend, then go for it.