Getting back into the world of dating after a divorce can cause some serious anxiety. For some of us, dating the first time around seemed like a miserable experience and now we have to do it all over again!? With the right mindset, dating after your divorce can actually be a pleasant experience full of rewards. So where do you begin?
First of all, it’s important to make sure that you are ready to date again. Sometimes it can be unclear if you are ready to date but if you aren’t ready, you will know it. If you aren’t ready to get back out into the dating scene, take time to find yourself again. How do you enjoy spending your time? Is there a new look you’ve been dying to try out? Any new hobbies you’ve been interested in pursuing?
Once you decide you are ready to take the leap, it’s time to find some good date candidates. Consider checking out groups based on hobbies filled with other singles. Meetup.com is a fantastic place to look for such groups. Online dating is another option to try. Yes, online dating did have a shady reputation for some time, however that is all in the past and there is no harm in trying. If all else fails, we bet you have plenty of friends that have been dreaming about fulfilling their lifelong dreams of becoming successful match makers.
Going on that first date can seem daunting! After all, it’s been a while since you’ve had to do this. Don’t fret. Chances are, whoever you are going on a date with is in a similar situation and also feels awkward and out of place. Just be yourself and try to enjoy your time.
No matter what happens, don’t get disappointed or discouraged. Dating is like sifting for gold, tedious and dirty but extremely rewarding.