Cupid's Pulse Article: Katy Perry Has a New Love InterestCupid's Pulse Article: Katy Perry Has a New Love Interest

By April Littleton

According to People, the Dark Horse singer has found love with DJ Diplo. The two lovebirds were spotting hanging out together at Coachella, and last week during an afterparty for the upcoming film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York City.

When should you start dating again?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Dating after a breakup is complicated. When is it OK to test out the waters again? How do you know when you’re ready to get back out there? Cupid is here to help:

1. Time: Don’t rush into your next relationship just because you’re afraid of being on your own for awhile. Take the time to get over your ex, and figure out what you really want out of a romance. You want to get things right the next time you fall in love. Repeating all of your old habits and mistakes won’t do you any good.

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2. Trust: If you can’t trust the next person you’re seeing, there’s no reason for you to try to spark up a relationship with him/her. The ability to trust again doesn’t come easy, and it might take you awhile to get there. If your potential love interest is willing to be patient with you, you might have a keeper on your hands.

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3. You’re comfortable: You have to be comfortable with yourself before you can handle being with anyone else. Are you at that stage of life where you can have fun being alone and single? Or do you feel as though you constantly need to depend on someone else? Find yourself, and realize that you can and will do spectacular things without a partner.

When did you know you were ready to start dating again? Share your experience below.