Your next partner is someone who you should want to be with, because you care for them and not because you want to get rid of lingering feelings for a past lover.
When you've dated you have built a relationship with someone that is/was very dear to you.
And with each person you encounter your character gets influenced.
Another friend got into a monogamous relationship with a great guy whom she was to marry, but she still thought about her ex constantly and even googled his name on a regular basis and would tear up if she saw anything new about him or by him.
With this in mind, I want to share with you single people in the dating scene an article I read (from youvebeendumped) which talks about how one knows if one is over an ex: 1.
He told me he was lonely and started dating someone but ended their relationship before it got physical because he couldn’t really see himself dating anyone seriously before going back to his home country.