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Single and ready to mingle: dating after divorce (PART 1)

On this blog we often talk about issues that Florida residents should consider before the divorce or during the divorce. But once in a while, it’s important to consider issues that will come up when all is said and done. The whole purpose of divorce for many people is to start fresh and to possibly find love again sometime in the future. The problem for some newly divorced people is that they haven’t dated in years or maybe even decades. With that said, we have some tips that might help you get back into the dating world.

First things first, the truth of the matter is that the dating playing field has changed – a lot. Gone are the days of meeting people in more organic ways, such as at a friend’s party or at work. It still happens, but it may definitely not be the norm. Now there are a plethora of other options: speed dating, singles events, dating websites -- you name it. While this can be very encouraging, it can also feel very daunting.

It’s important to not sit around and wait for love to fall in your lap. With all these different resources, it’s a good idea to be proactive. Join Match.com or eHarmony.com. Go on a singles cruise. Join a club that suits your interests. Although the initial effort may seem difficult, it will give you an opportunity to meet someone naturally as you socialize with different types of people.

When you start dating, understand that the first person you meet might be Mr. or Mrs. Right Now instead of Mr. or Mrs. Right. It may take many different dates in order to learn what you want in a relationship and what you definitely do not want.

In our next post we will continue to discuss the dating world after divorce.

Source: The Huffington Post, “8 Dating Rules That Changed Since You Were Last Single,” Brittany Wong, June 30, 2014

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