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You don’t have to hide that you’re still sad or that it was a big deal; if your date suggests going to the place you had your wedding rehearsal dinner at for drinks, you can say you’d rather not because it would make you feel weird! Rachel is Autostraddle's Managing Editor and the editor who presides over news & politics coverage.
This doesn’t have to be the same as dumping stuff on your date; it can just be normal low-grade emotional sharing and vulnerability, like sharing that you had a bad day at work — your date knows you have a job! It isn’t a state secret, and you don’t need to try to make it one. While it’s kind of a queer dating cliché to spend major parts of your first dates dishing about your exes — and that’s a totally fine thing to do! Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest.
Roughly two years ago, a notable number of the Autostraddle staff and also world at large went through what I now think of as The Summer of Breakups — long-term relationships that everyone had thought would last forever were suddenly turned on their head, including mine. At first it felt like the only other gay single people on earth were 25-year-olds (no offense, 25-year-olds!
However, if you’re getting out of a big-deal relationship, especially if historically you’ve been a serial monogamist, it may not make sense to wait until you’re ready to once again share a co-op ownership and dog and Hitachi with someone to get back out there. And even if you are a serial monogamist, there are speeds between “alone forever, using the “haha” reaction in the group chat from the couch where you’re rewatching the musical episode of Buffy alone for the fiftieth time, alone” and “gay married.” It’s fine if you don’t feel ready for a relationship again, but maybe you feel ready to get a drink with someone! It’s not dishonest or bad to date even if you don’t expect to be dating with the intent to enter a Relationship. I’m not saying this summer will necessarily be a Summer of Breakups again — although it’s true there are two eclipses in Cancer season this year, yikes — but if you do find yourself suddenly among our number, I and many others are here to tell you that some semblance of a love life does exist on the other side of breakups, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.) but that has turned out to be extremely not the case. That everyone else is now in idyllic, perfect and endless relationships or marriages, and you have somehow found yourself the loser in a community game of musical chairs. As someone who left a very long-term relationship — an entire marriage! Now, a few years down the road, some of it feels very distant (other times it doesn’t, like when my former landlord emailed me this week to find out if he needed to split the security deposit between me and my ex or not. If you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, especially if you’re 30 , it’s easy to feel like the world moved on without you while you were taken.
— it’s also true that part of dating other people is about moving on from your relationship, not finding a new space to rehash it in. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos.