By doing the following tips you can help with dating after your divorce. Putting yourself out there, be good with yourself, don’t discussing your ex, and having an open mind will go a long way to help rebounding from a divorce. Things (and the dating rules and protocol) may have changed since you were married but these fundamentals will still hold true. Following them will help you not have a misstep in the dating world.
- Divorce can leave a lot of pain and hurt in your life. It’s important that you have gone through some kind of divorce counseling so that you have had help to process through the divorce
- Once you are ready to start dating, you have to put yourself out there. Mr. or Mrs. Right #2 is not going to magically appear at your doorstep one day. Get friends together and go out
- At least for the first one—or several dates—avoid mentioning your ex. Try to get to know each other as individuals to see if there are things in common between you
“After going through a divorce, it can be strange and unsettling to re-enter the dating scene. Chances are it is very different from when you were in it the last time. You’ve probably never heard of “Netflix and Chill” or navigated through dating apps such as Tinder or Bumble.”