What is it about the London dating pool? It seems that the fish are so scarce that Jude Law and Sienna Miller are (allegedly) back in each others' arms. Or to put it another way, Sienna was spotted leaving Jude's flat, which in Sleb language means they're about to get hitched.
To be fair, the couple vehemently deny that they're romantically involved, and they did stop dating several years ago now. But it does beg the question - is it sensible to get back with the ex?
I'm sure Jude and Sienna still have feelings for each other, but it's wise to question your motives before re-treading old ground. Is it that you've just dipped your toe in the world of dating and found the water a little chilly? Or perhaps you've had a laugh on the internet dating sites, but have decided that casual dating isn't for you?
Before you decide that you want to give it another try with your ex, it's best to interrogate your decision...
Firstly, being on your own isn't a good enough reason to wrap yourself up in the arms of an ex-lover. Once that first flush of excitement is gone, will the old problems rise to the surface? Will you be able to forget the fact that while you were separated, your partner may have been dating somebody else?
There's a lot of truth to that saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder. After a spell apart from your ex, you may realise how much you had together, and how difficult it would be to find that spark with someone else. But have you really tried?
If you're having some time apart from an ex, try throwing yourself into the dating services with gusto. You might be missing your old flame, but treat each date as if this could be 'the one'. If you enter into it half-heartedly, you'll never meet someone new - and you'll never know whether it's really the right thing to get back together with your ex, or if you're just too tired to give it a proper shot with somebody else.
And bear in mind that jealousy is a cruel emotion. It might be that you don't want your ex, but you sure as hell don't want anybody else to have them either. This is clearly not a good enough reason to start dating your ex again! Try to have a good few months without any contact with your ex - this will give you a bit of perspective, and may keep that envy of potential new dating partners at bay.
If you do decide to give it another go, make sure you know where you stand. It might be that your ex is just trying to exorcise some old demons before moving on to new dating territory. Only get back together if you're both committed to making it work. If you have a shadow of a doubt, then sign up to one of the many free dating services or internet dating sites and move on with your life! Sienna and Jude may not be able to - but you're made of stronger stuff...