I've tried calling my ex three times in the last three months. I marvel at her fortitude. How does she not pick up, I don't know.
I went on a blind date last week. (Yes! Completely blind, set up by a coworker, no apps or pictures or anything more than a "she's cute, I think you'll like her.") It was fun. Kind of exhilarating. Now I've stil thought of my ex. But the river is drying. I haven't called her. Progress.
I don't think it's simply me replacing my feelings for one person for another. I think time is a prime factor, too. But it helps to kiss a pretty person who thinks you're cool.