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.