dip back (v): to date or become romantically involved with a person with whom you were previously involved. Girl, you know I had to dip back and I'm talking to James again.
This is another symptom of Single Black Woman's Disease: the dip back. The dip back is when you go digging through your past and begin dating someone you previously dated. Is it because yall had such great chemistry? Of course. Is he still fine? Prolly. Is it because nothing is popping off in your present-day dating life? Bingo.
See, when there's nothing going on in your current dating life, we single women tend to go back to what is familiar. You want someone to tell you you're pretty, take you out to dinner, and have an adult sleepover every once in a while. But, I don't think the dip back is a good idea. The problem is, your exes are in the past for a reason; at some point yall tried it...it didn't work out, and that's okay. But just because someone is familiar to you does NOT mean they should hold an important place in your life again.
So, does the dip back work? Ehh, I don't think so. I mean, Elizabeth Taylor re-married one of her ex-husbands...but then again she was married 738 times.