Don't let well-meaning friends pressure you into dating before you’re ready, she adds.
No, this isn’t some prudish warning or an encouragement to play games.
When it comes to the most stressful life events, researchers rank divorce as number two, right after the death of a spouse or child and before being imprisoned or having a health crisis—and for good reason.
It goes without saying that ending a marriage can make you rethink everything you thought you knew about love—and sometimes, even, yourself.
You don’t have the same clothing style as you did in high school (and thank heavens for that) so why would you have the same taste in dates?
While you absolutely want to look for someone with similar core values to yours, a divorce gives you the perfect excuse to let your ideal “type” evolve.
Knowing where you’ve been and where you want to go is just as essential for relationships as it is for road trips and careers, Dr. Many of us jump immediately into new relationships only to find ourselves making the same mistakes.
Before you start dating, here are some ground rules for finding a match worthy of you in the Tinder era.
"Lust is nature’s way of tricking us into attachment, so be very judicious about who you keep in your dating pool and who you 'throw back' to the pond," says Bela Gandhi, founder of Chicago-based matchmaking service Smart Dating Academy.
But, it shouldn’t prevent you from finding happiness with a new person.
In fact, experts say that getting divorced in your 40s, or 50s, can actually improve the quality of your future relationships.“I see one divorce as a good credential, actually,” says Fran Walfish, Ph.