Who has heard of the ex over two rule?
Basically the rule is that if x is the amount of time you have been in a relationship, then x/2 is the amount of time before you are ready to start a new relationship. Over the years I have observed this rule to be quite good, and that if people get into their next relationship too soon it very often doesn't work.
I can agree that getting into the next relationship before you are ready emotionally is not a good thing.
Ultimately how one moves on will be individual. There’s a lot of different factors such as how the previous relationship ended, age of the person, whether there are children involved and the reason for the split( divorce, death of a spouse)
I had no intention of waiting very long after my divorce to get back into dating.
Yes I have but it's months not years that you wait. So for every year it's 2 months. When relationships end whether through a breakup or death of a significant other, people need time to heal and get their feet under them. Sometimes people rush into another relationship because they are lonely. You have to figure out who you are by yourself before you can be a good partner for someone else. No one completes you/us - we have to be complete people on our own. But in the end, people will do what they want. Just my opinion
To try and establish a set of rules for emotions would be at the very least a monumental if not an impossible task. There are just too many variables involved, personality differences; character traits; personal preferences; childhood experiences; traumas (medical, psychological, and emotional); and mental health. You could work at it for a lifetime and not be able to come up with a set of rules that would accommodate the majority of the population. Human emotions are just too complicated.