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Single and ready to mingle: dating after divorce (PART 2)

In our last post we discussed a step that many divorcees in Florida eventually end up taking: dating. It may be much different than when you dated before you were married, but it can be just as rewarding. With that said, let’s continue with more tips that may help you navigate the dating world as it is today.

Today’s world is a tech-savvy one. This obsession with technology definitely spills into the dating scene. Once you make a connection and set up a date, don’t be surprised if the person Googles you. That’s right – they will likely perform an Internet-wide search to see what they can learn about you. And frankly, you might do it too. With that in mind, it might be smart to Google yourself and see what pops up in order to make sure there aren’t any surprises.

Since we’re on the topic of technology, let’s discuss communication. Prepare to learn the ways of texting. Although a phone call may seem like an obvious choice when it comes to communication, it is far from the norm these days. Don’t be surprised if a prospect messages you several times a day or even sets up a date via Internet chat or a text message. Of course, if this doesn’t suit you, it may be helpful to voice your thoughts.

On the topic of etiquette, who will pay for the date? Today’s couples may offer to split the meal or switch off paying as they continue to date. Some dating professionals say it’s unrealistic to expect the man to pay every time nowadays.

Finally, take it easy and take it at a pace that is comfortable for you. Although we have come into an age where hookups or sex within the first few dates may be expected, it does not have to be your norm. You need to take the philosophy you likely took when you chose to divorce: do what is best for you. 

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

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