By April Littleton

According to People, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have been seen together multiple times since their split in January. In late April, they were spotted getting cozy in a restaurant in Los Angeles. An onlooker said it “looked like a date.” The former flames dated for two years after meeting on set of the film X-Men: First Class.

What are some factors to consider before getting back together with an ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

Couples breakup and makeup all the time, but reconciling isn’t always the best thing for two people. It’s hard to let go of all of the good memories you shared with an ex, but you can’t put yourself in a situation where you’ll just end up getting hurt again. However, sometimes a second chance is all a couple needs to make things right. Cupid is here to help:

1. The length of the breakup: How long have the two of you been broken up? If the split is recent, it’s not a good idea to consider getting back together with your ex just yet. You need to move on from the relationship and all of the emotions that come with it before you’ll be ready to make the decision to reconcile. After all, there’s a reason the two of you didn’t work as a couple the first time around.

2. Think about the relationship: What made you and your former flame date in the first place? What was the relationship like before the breakup happened? If there were more good times than bad, the relationship may be salvageable. If you can’t see any foundation to build on, let the past be the past and start fresh. Romantically, the two of you might not be a good fit, but maybe a friendship can form in the future.

3. Same goals and values: A relationship will only be successful if two individuals have the same long-term goals or they are at least willing to meet each other halfway. Do you want a big family? What if your ex doesn’t want children? Your former boo has always wanted to marry as soon as it felt right, while you prefer to take things slow. The differences between the two of you are too important to ignore. Trying to rekindle the romance will only lead to more heartache.

What factors did you consider when you thought about getting back together with an ex? Share your experience below.