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Transitioning From Divorce To Dating

Getting back out there after a divorce can be tricky and there are a few things you need to know before you commit to the dating life again. Divorce is different than a breakup. After a marriage ends communication may not end because you will have shared property, children, even pets. Therefore, you cannot just write them off and move on. You must create a new life that is centered around the new you. In order to begin dating after divorce you must be all set with who you are as a single person. You cannot just simply start dating without having a plan in place.

“You may not meet ‘the one’ by saying yes to a date you’re unsure of, but it can boost your ego and teach you something about yourself that you didn’t know.” -Dr. Kurt Smith, Clinical Director

Another great tip for dating after divorce is to go ahead and put yourself out there. Once you are clear with who you are and what you want then go and get it. You can’t meet someone if you don’t try and put in some effort. Find a fun meetup group to connect with singles in your area. This can be a way to find other friends as well as potential mates that have similar things in common. Not only will you have new friends but you will be presenting your new self to the world in the process.

“Dating can be a fun way to meet others and learn more about yourself.” -Dr. Kurt Smith, Clinical Director

Don’t forget to keep an open mind about all of this as well. You will be trying new things, meeting new people and a lot of this will create some discomfort because you are not used to this life but you will get there. And if you need a place to take the first step, try online dating. Hily is a dating app that can match you with someone today. Check it out! Happy Dating!

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