Staying friends with your ex post break-up is a terrible idea.If it’s because you feel guilty, then all you’re doing is leading them on.A third of Brits (33 per cent) will have their first conversation about their long-term future within a year, whilst the big commitment milestones of engagement bling, wedded bliss and babies all happen after the first year.The average couple gets engaged after two years (743 days), marries after just over three (1190 days) and has a family after almost four years of dating (1422 days).As well as uncovering the secret of the six month rule, with 31 per cent stating they would kiss their date immediately, compared to just 27 per cent who would say the same for holdings hands.A further third (34 per cent) revealed they would wait between one and two weeks to holds hands.
Whether it’s eating an entire tub of ice cream or ceremonially throwing out everything that reminds you of them, breaking up allows for a whole host of unusual activities. Take a look at the top 10 If there was only one thing we could tell you about what not to do after breaking up this would be it.
This process might seem embarrassing but ultimately showing your emotions will help you grow emotionally.
Plus, sometimes there’s nothing more cathartic than a good old cry.
If you burnt your hand on a fire, you wouldn’t return to the fire to try and soothe your burn would you?
There are times for stiffening your upper lip but this isn’t one of them.
Once the crucial six month milestone has passed, daters feel it’s safe to splash out on the relationship by spending the night away (seven months/204 days) or going on holiday together (10 months/298 days).