Dating again after a divorce
Once I did get serious, I expected it to take a lot longer to connect with someone, but the timing was just right.” —Kristin Canning is the health editor at Women's Health, where she assigns, edits and reports on emerging health research and technology, women's health conditions, psychology, mental health, wellness entrepreneurs, and the intersection of health and culture for both print and digital.Dating again after divorce may seem a little overwhelming, especially if you've been out of the scene for a while. Atlanta-based author Ginger Emas thought getting married meant that she'd never have to go on another first date again.
The main thing to remember about post-divorce dating is that it is just dating. It’s not dating-to-avoid-being-alone or dating-to-complete-yourself. On the other hand, you don’t have to date just because your aunt wants to fix you up, or just because some guy asked you out, or because your friends/family/coworkers think you should.But like many of us, she got divorced after 13 years of marriage, and re-entered the dating scene.Now, more than 85 first dates later, Emas brings us Back on Top: Fearless Dating After Divorce.Never let someone you’ve just met—online or otherwise—pick you up at your home.
Meet in a public place, convenient to you, and tell a close friend where you are going and with whom (assuming you’ve gotten his real name).In fact, wait until at least half a dozen dates and a clean Net search before you let him pick you up at all.