The phenomenon of why men move on so quickly after a breakup is one that has puzzled many. After all, breakups can be emotionally devastating, and it seems counterintuitive for someone to be able to put the hurt and sadness behind them so quickly. But the reasons why men are able to move on from breakups faster than women can be much more complicated than you might think.
Men Are Better at Moving On Physically
Men may find it easier to move on from a relationship because they are better at compartmentalizing their emotions than women are. When faced with an emotional situation like a breakup, women tend to ruminate on the details and replay negative thoughts in their head over and over again. This makes them feel worse, which in turn makes it harder for them to move on mentally and emotionally.
On the other hand, men are better able to separate their physical and mental selves; they can go about their daily life without getting too caught up in their emotions, even if those emotions are still lingering beneath the surface.
Men Have More Social Support
Another reason why men often seem to be able to move on more quickly is because they have more social support than women do when it comes to breakups.
Studies have found that when women break up with someone, they tend to rely heavily on family and friends for emotional support—which often means talking about the relationship in detail—while men will usually seek out advice from friends or family members who have gone through similar experiences before.
This helps them gain perspective and gives them an outlet for dealing with their emotions without having to talk about them directly.
Men Need Less Time To Heal
Finally, men may simply need less time than women do when it comes to healing from a breakup because of biological differences.
Studies suggest that due to hormones like testosterone being released during times of distress, men may be biologically wired to heal faster emotionally than women are—especially when it comes to romantic relationships.
So while there’s no denying that breakups can still be hard for both genders, men might just need less time overall before they’re ready to move onto the next chapter of their lives.
No matter what gender you identify as, going through a breakup isn’t easy—but understanding why some people seem able to move on faster can help make the process smoother for all involved. While there’s no one-size-fits-all explanation as far as why some people heal quicker after a breakup than others do, understanding how things such as physical separation of emotion, access to social support networks and even biology play into recovery time can help provide some answers—and ultimately lead us towards healing ourselves in healthier ways in the future.