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Dating Others to Make Your Ex Jealous

Bad break ups almost always lead to feelings of jealousy between the two sides.  Some people deal with these feelings on their own, but others try to create even more jealousy as a ploy to get their ex back.  They think that dating other people will make their ex come crawling back to them.  Does this tactic actually work?  It can in the right situation, but there are some simple rules to keep in mind if you are going to use this strategy.

Choose Wisely
The most important thing to consider when dating someone else to create jealousy is who you will be dating.  Perception is the key, and grabbing the first person that will go out with you is not necessarily the right move.  Your ex will not be impressed if they see you with the town slut.  In fact, this is more likely to make them thankful that your relationship ended.  Try to find someone that will surprise your ex without ruining your reputation.

Leave the Door Open
Dating Others to Make Your Ex JealousYou do have to be careful in dating others because your tactics could have the opposite effect.  You might succeed in making your ex jealous of your new situation, but they may also think you have moved on to someone else.  This is why it is essential that you keep the door open for your ex.  You want them to see you with your new flame, but you don’t want them to be intimidated.  Make sure you keep the communication lines open and continue to flirt with them.  They won’t try to win you back if they don’t feel they have a chance.

Stay Focused
Your new relationship will undoubtedly take away from your free time.  This is time and energy you could be spending to get your ex back.  That is fine at first since you need to shake things up a bit, but don’t get distracted by your new relationship.  You will have to work hard to balance keeping your new flame happy while you continuing to flirt with your ex on the side.  It is not easy to do, but this is what you signed up for!

Be Honest
It is only fair to be honest with your new flame.  You don’t have to tell them what your ultimate intentions are, but you should let them know that you are coming off a serious relationship.  Tell them that you want to take it slow at first.  This will buy you some time without leading them in the wrong direction.  If you finally do get back with your ex, make sure you tell the other person right away.  Keeping things honest will save you having to cleanup a big mess later.

Dating other people to make your ex jealous is a risky situation.  You need to plan your strategy and consider the drawbacks before you start.  Remember the tips above and don’t jump into anything unless you are prepared to risk it all.


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