While you probably shouldn’t spill intimate details of your marriage’s demise on a first date, be honest and open (if/when appropriate) about the fact that you’re divorced.
Stay positive, embrace the adventure, expect a few disappointments, and see your life as an unfolding story, one that will be worth telling. Keep an open mind, take a few deeps breaths, and go easy on yourself.
If you realize, mid-date, that you’re not ready to date, you can give yourself more time before pursuing anything further.
Divorce is rarely a deal-breaker in the dating world.It’s a sad but very real fact that about half of marriages end, so prospective partners are often prepared to date people who’ve been married before.Do you understand what went wrong in your last relationship? Can you identify what a healthy relationship needs to look like for you?Give yourself the freedom of a little time and make sure your past is firmly in the past, along with the infamous “bitterness baggage,” before giving love a second chance. No, you don’t have to make every date a group date; just make sure you have good friends in your corner. Let the people nearest and dearest to you encourage and support you as you dive back into the dating game. Take a new class, get a new haircut, and eat healthier than ever.
Still, it can be intimidating to re-enter the world of dating.Need a little encouragement before you take that plunge? It sounds like trite advice, but it’s worth following: Don’t date until you’re ready to date. If you’re serious about finding love again, make sure you understand where you are in the healing process.