Cupid's Pulse Article: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Lopez are Just FriendsCupid's Pulse Article: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Lopez are Just Friends

By Laura Seaman

Despite the rumors or their romantic involvement, sources say that Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Lopez are just friends. Despite the pair performing at the AMA’s together, sources tell that it’s not romantic. The pair met through a mutual friend, Leah Remini, who sources say is trying to play matchmaker. However, the “First Love” singer just went through a split with Casper Smart, though sources say “they are both in a good place now.”

When is it time to start dating again?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes it may seem like you’ll never get over your breakup, and other times you’re just thankful it’s over and you want to get right back out and try again. Whatever the case, there are a few things you should be aware of before you put your newly single self back on the market and start the dating game all over again:

1. Make sure you’re really over your ex. Just think about it; you wouldn’t want to date someone who was still in love with someone else, would you? So don’t put others in that situation. When you start dating, you need to be focused on the person you’re with in that moment, not the person who left a long time ago.

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2. Don’t date to get even, date because you want to. Some people seem to think that whoever starts dating first ‘wins’. A breakup isn’t a game, and there’s no winner. You’re not proving anything by going on a date, and if it turns out bad because you rushed into it, then you are just in a worse place than before. Start dating when you want to, and for the right reasons.

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3. Keep your standards. Just because someone broke up with you, or your relationship didn’t work out, doesn’t mean that anything is wrong with you. You still deserve a good relationship, and you’re not going to find it if you go out with any and every person that offers.

How did you start dating again after a breakup? Let us know in the comments!