I truly believe that NRE has drug like affects. I purposely avoid including others when I am in NRE or even in NRE withdrawl. Even though I try to keep control of it, it can still be an interesting affect.
A friend of mine, who was an avid drug user, used to fall in love with other addicts easily. She called it drug love. I think there is some of the same affects going on with NRE. Let the old NRE die down a bit and then you will be 100% sure you feel something for the new people.
There is also the flip side to this. Rebounding... while most look at it as a big bad word, it is pretty effective at killing those affects. Re-engages your brain in another direction.