When you can think of your partner that has died and imagine that they would be happy for you to move on with your life then you have probably reached the level of acceptance needed.
Try looking at online profiles, or even writing one yourself, and see how it makes you feel.
You want to make sure you're not still in post-breakup mode.
You have to get past the (valid and often necessary) stage of curling up on your couch and really mourning the loss of your relationship and to the point where you're back in the swing of work, hobbies, friends, and everything else your life normally includes.
Taking a break from dating after a breakup isn't just about licking your wounds, though—it's also about figuring out what you've learned and can carry over to your next relationship, says psychologist Sanam Hafeez, Psy. "The ends of relationships teach us so much about ourselves: our style of communication, whether that style is effective or not, how we handle insecurities, conflict, and co-existing as an individual and as part of a two-some simultaneously," she says.Ask your ex what you did to steer the relationship in the wrong direction.Are there certain behaviors that you have to check?How long should you , says it's hard to put a number on it—but you'll probably want to wait at least a month before jumping back into the dating pool again."Most people need a month or two to process the breakup, to mourn, and to integrate lessons before jumping back in if they were in a fairly serious relationship," she says.If you dated someone for a year or more, you may need three to four months.