CLEO Asks: How Do Guys Get Over A Breakup?
The way guys get over a breakup may or may not be different from how we do. But the only way to find out is to ask — so we did. Scroll the gallery to find out if you actually deal with heartbreak the same way.
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“I let myself feel the pain. I try not to bottle up my sadness and also make a point to talk about it to friends if need be. To me, it’s easier to move on this way.”
– CLEO Bachelor 2018 Nikolai Kea
“I focus on the things I’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have the time to — like volunteer, travel, build things or rock climb. They not only keep me distracted but also help me see that there’s much more to life than a relationship. I believe in fate, so I believe that the right one will come by eventually.”
– CLEO Bachelor 2018 Jordan How
“My go-to solution is hang out with friends and travel for a bit. I sometimes also date casually because distractions help me get through it. But my best tip is to get closure from the ex and try not to be in contact for a few months.”
– Melvin Yuen
“The worst thing that has happened to me post-breakup was a hefty weight gain, but I never got into anything crazy because I have a lot going for me in terms of career and family. I try to ask myself things like, ‘Why did this go wrong and what have I learnt?’ instead of just ‘Why did this go wrong?’ I also try to be thankful for the experience and embrace new growth.”
– CLEO Bachelors 2018 Modern Man winner Leonard Heng
“I’ve tried all sorts of things but found that they don’t really work as well as the passing of time. Just focus on the positive side of things and refrain from self-destructing.”
– Mason Wilkinson
“I lost 7kg when I had a breakup once. I couldn’t eat, sleep or study. I feel that friends are very important at this point as you definitely don’t want to be alone at home. I filled my schedule with activities and started hitting the gym a lot — it took me some time to find myself again. But to me, when one is getting over a breakup, it’s really important that they don’t rush into another relationship.”
– CLEO Bachelors 2018 Freshest Face winner Kelvin Ho
“I use all those emotions to do something productive and make it a point to not weep about what could have been. As cliché as it sounds, time really does heal a broken heart.”
– CLEO Bachelor 2018 Hadi Danial