For me, breakups end in making all of my friends tell me I'm pretty and that my ex is a toilet person. And god help me when I see my ex is dating again. From new couple pics, to no longer responding to your texts, there are many signs your ex is dating someone else , and they all can be pretty painful to discover. Readjusting to being single is just that, a readjustment. Of course, there are some serious perks to being single , in the short and long run. For all the heartache, you gain independence and resilience.