If you are still in the middle of the divorce process, you may want to hold off until it is finalized before you start dating. As tempting as it is to distract yourself with someone new, it is usually best to officially end your marriage before you start dating again.
Here are some tips for how to start dating after your divorce is finalized:
- Ask yourself why you are dating: If you are dating just to fill a void or because you think this is the next natural step, this may not be the time for you to date. There is no reason for you to rush into dating, so if you are still feeling a little unsure about it, take some time to figure out what you want.
- Set expectations: If you know what you want out of your dating experience, set some expectations, but remember to be reasonable. Every person you date can present new challenges and lessons, so take it all in. Whatever you do, never compare your dates to your ex.
- Be honest: People tend to put their best foot forward when dating and, unfortunately, it is not always the most honest picture. Be upfront about what you are looking for, your values, and your interests. The last thing you want is to start building a new relationship on a version of you that is less than true.
- Go slow: Even if you are looking for something serious, you do not have to dive into something serious immediately. Take your time and go slow. Talk on the phone, go on dates that involve different activities, and try to include some of each other’s friends in your outings as well.
Dating can feel a little strange in the aftermath of a divorce, but as long as you take things slow and trust your gut, you can get back into the swing of it.
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