How to get back into dating after divorce

When it comes to splitting up and getting a divorce it can be hard to pick up the pieces and date. It’s important not to jump into things too swiftly, but rather look at improving life for yourself and if there are children involved, for your children as well.

There is no rush into dating, however, there is going to be a time when you want companionship and the best way to move forward is to get back into the dating game. While you may have gone through the dating game in the past make sure that you’re looking at things in a new way; consider the following tips to get back into the game with ease.

A fresh start

Firstly, it’s imperative that you clean up your act. Think differently. Think positive. Get a haircut, buy some new clothes, and start looking your best. Firstly this is not for anyone else but you.

You don’t know where your next date will come from, but wherever it is, you want to look your best. Whether you’re grocery shopping or you’re at a museum looking at art, you need to make sure that you are looking pleasant and not looking down in the dumps.

Consider your children

If you have children and you are dealing with their schedule as well as yours, introduce your children to the idea of dating. Do not let them meet any new people that might replace your spouse or anything like that.

Ease the situation and just let them know that you’re exploring, but don’t let them get too attached to anyone unless you’re absolutely certain of it getting serious. It’s important to consider their feelings before heading into any-thing too serious.

Prepare an online profile

The next thing that you should do is take some good photographs of yourself that have you smiling, and looking like “you”. This is for the sole purpose of going online to find dates, if you’re planning on going that route just make sure that you represent yourself as “you” and not a caricature in any way. Many times people don’t photograph well or don’t take flattering photos of themselves, and that can hinder progress.

Fill out your profile information fully, add good photographs, and initiate contact that is more than just a quick “hello”. Overall, be prepared to be yourself and open up again. If you feel that you can trust getting into an emotional relationship, then go for it, but if you’re hesitant, don’t move forward.

Put yourself out there

You’ll find that there are lots of people out there all looking for love. If you’re sincere, and you work on a few things on your own, you’ll be ready to establish a new kinship that who knows could end up with another permanent relationship and maybe one that will last a lifetime.

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