Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelorette’ Star Roberto Martinez Has No Interest in Being the ‘Bachelor’Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelorette’ Star Roberto Martinez Has No Interest in Being the ‘Bachelor’

Rumors were swirling in Hollywood last week that Roberto Martinez, a former contestant on The Bachelorette and ex-fiancé of Ali Fedotowsky, would be the next star of The Bachelor. “That’s far from the truth!” a source confirms to Us Weekly. “They are asking him to be the next bachelor, but he has no interest as of right now.”  Martinez was engaged to Fedotowsky for 18 months until they called off the wedding in November of 2011.

When is it time to put yourself out there after a difficult breakup?

Cupid’s Advice:

Breaking up after a serious relationship requires enough time to heal before getting out there again. Here are some ways to know when it’s time to give dating another shot:

1. You feel confident in yourself: Having someone break up with you can be a huge blow to your self-esteem. Don’t try to find another partner when you’re lying in bed all day eating ice cream. Get back into your normal routine, hang out with your friends, eat healthy and exercise. Once you’ve taken care of yourself and feel good again, you’ll carry around a more positive energy. That will help you feel more comfortable dating.

2. You feel positive about the future: After a hard breakup, it can seem like the days drag by and there isn’t much to be excited about. Once you’re able to accept and learn from your past and realize all the potential the world still holds, give dating another try.

3. You’ve left your ex alone: Whether your breakup was civil or not, it’s important to leave your ex in past for your own sake. In order to truly move on, you need to feel comfortable putting them out of your thoughts and not contacting them. This way, you will be totally open to any opportunities that come your way.

How did you know when it was time to try dating again? Share your story below!