Dating after divorce can be unnerving, especially if you were married for a while. It’s likely been a while since you went on a date and it can be hard to start over again.
But eventually you will move on with a new special someone in your life. And when you’re ready, follow these tips from dating expert Sandy Weiner to make the process a little easier.
1. Figure out what you want in a partner.
If you haven’t already done this, write a dream list of your ideal partner. Who is he? What qualities would you like him to have? What will he look like? How will you feel with him? Once you know what you must have and must not have in a future relationship, you’ll date with more clarity.
2. Ditch the ex anger.
If you’ve been on a date with an ex-basher, you know how draining it can be. Make sure you’ve let go of any residual anger before dating. That negative energy will repel a good guy from asking you out again.
3. Get excited about dating.
If you are approaching dating like a root canal, your dates will be as lackluster as your attitude. Get excited about the possibility of finding love with a fabulous partner. They exist, but you’ll only find him if you have a positive attitude.
After you’ve completed these 3 steps, get out there and date. You’ll make mistakes along the way, but that’s how you learn. Track your learning by keeping a dating journal. Each date is your teacher, and one lucky guy will be the one who clicks with you.