Getting back to the dating game after going through a divorce can be mentally and emotionally exhausting, and it’s not uncommon to wonder, “Should I use online dating after my divorce?” My answer is, a resounding yes! Online dating is a great option for new divorcees and here’s why:
Divorce is one of the toughest experiences to go through, and when all’s said and done, you might feel lonely or lost, not knowing what to do. It’s important to take some time alone to rediscover yourself; for some people that’s only a few weeks or months, but for others it could be longer. Before you start looking for a new relationship, that you understand what you’re looking for and why you’re looking for it.
Once you’ve determined that you’re ready for something new, there are several options for meeting new people. Online dating is an increasingly popular option, and it’s great for new divorcees for several reasons:
It’s An Easy Segue
Rather than plunging into an unfamiliar world or trying to be someone you’re not, it’s easy to transition to the world of online interactions. There’s very little pressure, and you can completely be yourself.
Thousands Of Options
Instead of a bar with a handful of potential dates or a community event with a couple dozen, you’ll have thousands of people to talk with to find a potential connection.
Meet Similar People
Sites like Divorce2Dating offer great opportunities for new divorcees to connect with each other. Finding someone who has been through the trials of a divorce is much easier online.
It Fits Your Schedule
Most divorcees are busy with work and/or children, but online dating can fit into your schedule no matter how hectic it is.
You don’t have to meet every person you come across. You can save time and spare feelings by interviewing people first.
Find Out What You Want And What You Don’t
Going through the profiles of others will help you decide what you truly want in your next relationship.
Go in prepared and confident, and online dating is sure to pay off for you, one way or another.
Sheila Blagg is a divorce mediator, Guardian Ad Litem and the founder of Divorce 2 Dating, a social networking site for individuals navigating a divorce. Whether being single comes from separation, divorce or the death of a spouse, Divorce 2 Dating provides a community of newly-single individuals with information, support and networking resources to help them through this tough journey.
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