Tamra Barney has a surefire plan for getting over her breakup blues, and it involves two new b’s: a boyfriend and a BMW.  The Real Housewives of the O.C. star recently told Us Weekly that she’s been seeing a man, Eddie, who bought her the new car for her birthday.  Tamra Barney began her new relationship about a month after her and her husband, Simon Robert Barney, filed for divorce in January.After an ugly divorce, what are some things you should consider before dating again?

Cupid’s Advice:

For some, the fastest way to mend a heartbreak is to fall in love again.  But before you jump back into the dating pool, figure out why you left it in the first place.  Cupid has some things you may want to consider:

1. Are you ready to date?: If your friendships, finances, professional life and/or emotional health are still bruised from your breakup, you should work on recovering before you bring someone else into your life.

2. What do you need to work on?: Like relationships, breakups are rarely one-sided.  Consider what personality flaws or bad habits you brought to the table in your last relationship and work on fixing them.

3. What are you really looking for?: Many people end up dating the same type of person over and over again.  Decide what qualities you actually want in your next partner, and actively seek out people with those traits.