Should You Date Your Ex?

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DateAre you on the Greek dating scene again after experiencing a recent breakup? If so, you may dream about getting back together with your ex. Or, your ex may be expressing regret about the breakup, which has you wondering if you should get back together. However, is this really a good idea? The answer to the whether you should your date your ex or not all depends on your situation.

What is Your Reason for Breaking Up?

Before considering getting back together, it helps to remember why you broke up in the first place. Every relationship is unique, as are your reasons for breaking up. In some cases, you may have been completely incompatible which means that you probably shouldn’t get back together. In other cases, the problems you may have been having could be fixable. If so, perhaps ending the relationship was a hasty maneuver to begin with?

How Deep Was Your Relationship?

How deep your relationship was can also help determine if you should start dating again. If you were only dating casually in the first place, it may be easier to start dating again. However, if you had a long-term relationship that ended for any reason, dating again may not be a good idea. The longer you were together, the more difficult it will be to even consider getting back together.

How Long Have You Been Apart?

Being apart can either help or hurt your chances of dating your ex again. If your relationship ended only a short time ago, it could indicate that you were never truly broken up in the first place, which is a situation that would need to be addressed. However, letting some time pass before considering dating again can also be harmful. Over time, it is easy to forget the bad things and only remember the good.

Why Do You Want to Get Back Together?

Another question to ask is why you want to start dating again. Chances are very good that the initial breakup happened for a very good reason and time may not have healed this reason. If you want to start dating again because you think the relationship has long term potential after fixing a few things, that’s one thing. However, if you are just using each other for comfort or companionship, that is quite another. Once you consider your motives, you will understand if this is the right thing to do.

Was Your Ex Greek?

While being Greek doesn’t automatically make you well suited for each other, it certainly does help. In today’s melting pot culture, it is easy to fall in love with someone who doesn’t quite understand what it means to be Greek. The truth is, Greeks can be different. Our food is unique. We usually have a packed schedule filled with social obligations. If we end up with someone who doesn’t understand how our culture affects our relationships, it can cause problems.

There is no easy way to determine if you should start dating your ex again or not. The best thing to do is weigh all the pros and cons and make the best decision for your situation. Generally, a relationship usually ends for a good reason. It is often better to not get back together. However, every situation is different.

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