When it comes to post-breakup dating, there are two main philosophies: One is that, if you date right after a breakup, you're rebounding, which is unhealthy.
If you dated someone for a year or more, you may need three to four months.
Valentine’s Day is a very special occasion designed to celebrate love and totally, completely f*** with our heads.
If you’re single, Valentine’s Day is a sad, sad reminder that you’re alone. You have to get the perfect gift and arrange the most romantic possible night.
"There is no 'normal.' Partners may have an implicit expectation of the length of an engagement, based on their family, their culture and their community.
Sometimes this is different for each partner, and if it is not significantly discussed in a very explicit way, it can lead to misunderstandings." She continues: "There is no magic time frame when a couple should date before the engagement, but the rule for any happy and successful marriage is to realize this—all couples go through a 'romantic love' phase.