How to Know If You're Ready for a Boyfriend

by Contributing Writer

There are several stages in life that will make a girl ask herself, “Am I ready for a boyfriend?” One of these stages comes after a serious breakup. Failed relationships can make you question yourself about getting into another relationship. Before beginning a new relationship, take time to answer the question, “Am I ready for a new boyfriend?”

Consider how long it has been since the breakup. If you have only been split up from your ex-boyfriend for a few days or even a few weeks, you might not be ready just yet to have a new man in your life. You need to get over the mourning process of your past relationship before embarking on a new one. A rebound relationship almost never works out.

Make yourself a priority. Have you taken time for you? You need to take time for yourself before trying to make time for someone else. If you are still running around, enjoying being single, remember that you can’t be single and have a boyfriend.

Decide whether you have time to devote to a relationship. If you work 40 hours a week, go to school 20 hours and play hard another 20 hours a week, then the likelihood that you have any time let alone enough time to devote to a relationship is slim.

Think seriously about whether you feel ready to share your life with someone else. If you are ready to open the doors not only to your life but also to your heart, then you are ready for a boyfriend. If you're not ready, it might be a good idea to step back, enjoy being single and get to know yourself better. When the time comes, you will know it’s right.

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