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5 Steps for Dating After Divorce
When it comes to the most stressful life events , researchers rank divorce as number two, right after the death of a spouse or child and before being imprisoned or having a health crisis —and for good reason. It goes without saying that ending a marriage can make you rethink everything you thought you knew about love—and sometimes, even, yourself. In fact, experts say that getting divorced in your 40s, or 50s, can actually improve the quality of your future relationships. It can help you figure out what you really want in your next partner. Ready to meet people? Before you start dating, here are some ground rules for finding a match worthy of you in the Tinder era.
Author and success coach Rebecca Perkins gives the lowdown on dating in midlife. We never imagined having to date again. That was my experience anyway. Yet, after the ending of a year marriage, I picked up the pieces, licked my wounds and decided that I did want to date again however weird and uncomfortable it might feel to do so in the beginning.
Of course that was back when hanging out at bars every night chasing women used to be fun. But who has time for that these days? Most of us have a buddy who met his girl online.
Dating After Divorce Isn't Easy, But These Expert Tips Will Help You Get Started
Dating after divorce can be a minefield for the midlife woman. Perhaps even thornier than pondering what to wear on a date, where to go, who pays — not to mention how you even find people to date in this brave new world of Internet match-ups — is getting over your reluctance to take a stab at it. Why is it so hard? But it's also tough, she adds, because once you're on the dating scene you can feel like a teenager again, in that shaky, unconfident, not-sure-if-he'll-call sort of way. So how can you make post-divorce dating — whether you're looking for a good time or a good relationship-minded man — less daunting?