When to start dating again after divorce
[image: via shutterstock] Ready for conscious, like-minded individuals you really want to meet?Register with Meet Mindful for free today—the fastest growing dating site for conscious singles.Carrying around the vitriol and resentments from your marriage will likely poison future relationships.Once you start dating, it’s just not pleasant to listen to someone bitch endlessly about an ex-spouse and often sends up a red flag.The first man I dated asked me to take the Five Love Languages Quiz.I remembered taking the quiz when I was married, and as I answered questions from my newly single perspective, I had the realization that I had what was important in a relationship this time around—all bets were off.We learned from Jerry Maguire that the ultimate in connection is: ; but that sort of dependence on another person to feel whole is not sustainable.It will deprive you of an essential growth opportunity to gain wisdom, strength and trust in yourself.
It also can help you find some acceptance and letting go of your former spouse in a healthy way.
Learn to stand on your own and let people’s affection and attention be the icing, rather than the whole cake.
Next you need to think about what you’re looking for in this next stage of your life.
After about 10 uninspiring dates, I turned to my friend, a seasoned online-dater, bemoaning my lack of success.
Her unsympathetic response was “You’ve only had 10 dates?
And at some point, even if you’re nervous about it, you just need to start: The next stage is to launch a profile and enter into the brave new world of online date shopping.