In classic life fashion, all of the experts gave a different number.
Really, all of these questions are super legit and hard to really answer without getting expert opinion, which is why I asked 13 experts: When should you hit the dating game again after a breakup?
"Depending upon how intense the love affair actually was, this period can last a few months to a year or longer." It takes time to really feel everything and process it all.
"Once you feel that you've learned the lessons in why that relationship was brought to you in the first place, and why it ended, you're ready to move on," she says.
Taking a more clinical approach to the whole thing, White adds that there is a formula that you can keep in mind as a good rule of thumb if you want something more specific.
"Theoretically, I would give two to three months for every year you all were together to process the loss of a relationship, grieve and pick yourself back up," she says.
"A first love break up is a lot different than a two-year romance that ended because it was actually a rebound romance to start." Whatever the case may be, suss it out and see where you stand.