Though Katy Perry may not be fully ready to move on from ex-husband¬†Russell Brand, she is getting there. ¬†According to UsMagazine.com, the singer was seen at a pre-Super Bowl party where she was seen mingling with many sexy athletes in attendance. ¬†She may not be hearing wedding bells again anytime soon, but she’s certainly back to her old joking self. ¬†“You’ll be the first straight man I’ve had a photo with in a long time, so live up to it,” she said to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, as they posted for a picture together.

How do you know how long to wait before moving on after a split?

Cupid’s Advice:

It can be difficult to determine when the right time comes for you to move on from your last relationship.  Cupid shares some advice:

1. Mental closure: If you think of your ex late at night and are filled with feelings of hate, anger and jealousy, you need some time before attempting to move on and begin a new relationship.

2. You stop thinking about them:¬†When you realize that you’ve gone more than just days without thinking of them, you’re probably ready to begin dating again. ¬†You have to be happy by yourself before you can be happy with a new partner.

3. When dating helps:¬†If you’re potentially interested in someone and they already help you forget your ex, you may be able to move on with them. ¬†However, make sure that whoever you begin dating isn’t a rebound.

When did you know it was the right time to move on? Share your stories below.