The idea of dating again after a divorce can feel daunting, and exciting!
If you're newly single after a divorce you might be thinking: "How do I know I'm ready to date?" or "What's the right way to get back out there?" or "Oh yeah -- hoe phase, here I come!".
Determining when you're truly ready to embark on the dating scene after a divorce requires some introspection and honest self-assessment.
Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before getting out there to date after a divorce: ready to date after divorce?
Have I healed from my past relationship?
Take a moment to reflect on whether you have processed the emotions surrounding your divorce. Have you given yourself the necessary time and space to heal and grow as an individual? It's crucial to enter the dating world with a clear and open heart so that you can put yourself in a position to feel vulnerable and open with someone new.
Am I content with being single?
Explore your feelings about being alone and independent. Being content as a single person demonstrates that you are not seeking validation or fulfillment solely from a new relationship. It's important to cultivate a healthy level of self-love and self-sufficiency before pursuing new romantic connections. You want to be in the position to view a new romance as a value add, not a life-defining goal. ready to date after divorce?
How can I meet someone after divorce?
If you’re coming out of a long-term relationship the landscape for dating might have changed dramatically since the last time you were out there. If you’re looking for a way to expand your dating pool, app’s can be a great way to meet new people. You’ll have to create a profile so you’ll need to think about how you want to present yourself, what you’re looking for, and have up to date pictures to use on a profile.
Have more dating questions?
Alex, aka The Divorce Planner, spoke with the perfect person to give you tips and tools to help get back out there – matchmaker and dating coach Jade Bianca.
Jade specializes in working with clients who have gone through a divorce. Her extensive experience makes her the perfect person to answer all of your post divorce dating questions! You can watch or listen to their conversation HERE.