Know What You Want Before You Start Dating
You would like to start dating again, but have you decided what it is that you truly want for yourself? If you were in a long-term relationship in the past and have taken the time to heal from the breakup, you might want to start casually dating different people, just to get to know them and have some good fun. However, it is important for you to know your own intentions ahead of time to avoid causing any confusion for the people you may end up dating in the future.
Before you decide what you want, think about where you are at, in life. You may feel comfortable enough to casually date, but are still not ready to settle down with one person. On the other hand, you may want to find a potential life partner. Some people do not want to date unless there is some potential to get married or even have children with the person they are dating.
After you figure out what you are truly looking for in a relationship, you can start getting to know people. You may want to go on a few blind dates or even get involved in online dating, just to start finding potential matches. Before you even go out anywhere with anyone, make sure you tell them about your intentions. You do not want them to feel that you are looking for something more or less than what you truly want.
You do not have to rush into anything at all, especially if you have been severely hurt by someone who was not faithful or honest with you. It is understandable to have some trust issues and difficulty believing someone when you have been told lies in the past, but it is never acceptable to act out on those emotions when dating someone new. After all, the new person you start talking to does not have anything to do with the lies and cheating you may have experienced some time ago.
The best way to act fairly and have the most success when you start dating again, is to know what you want and be upfront about it with anyone you start talking to. As long as you are honest about what you are looking for, whether you want to find a long-term relationship or someone to just go on dates with, the other person should respect and understand that.