Tell your ex you are dating
I’m not saying never date while you are in no contact.As I mention in the video above (scroll back up and watch if you haven’t) I usually suggest waiting for at least one month and then, if you feel that you want to date, do so. But if you feel that you really want to date other people, you might be ready to move on.An exception is if your ex was cheating on you or is already dating someone else.In that case, there’s no need to consider their feelings in the matter at all.It might cause them to believe you were cheating on them with that person while the two of you were together.So be fair to yourself and your ex by using the first month of no contact to work on yourself and be with friends and family.
Or that it will make them want to get back together with you? What it will likely do is make your ex see you as a shallow person.
If you’ve allowed enough time so that you are ready and so that it doesn’t look like you are only doing it to make them jealous, it can be a positive thing.
But proceed with caution if you truly want your ex back.
After you’ve given yourself time after the breakup – a minimum of a month, with most people needing more time – spending time with other people is natural and a positive step for you.
Another thing to consider is that if you are going on a date with someone just to try to make your ex jealous and you still really want your ex back, then you are using the person you are going on the date with. So having consideration for the other person is also a reason you should wait until an appropriate amount of time has passed.