Online dating after divorce
Shortly after my divorce was final I was introduced to the world of online dating.
This was back in 2000 when the idea of meeting and dating someone from a dating site was new and enticing. It was like having a Smorgasbord of men to choose from.
Many dads take a long time to recover before they are ready to date again after divorce; and some are ready within a few weeks or months.
But when you are ready to start dating and developing relationships again, the dating scene for a divorced dad is loaded with pitfalls.
An increasing number of relationships are forming from online dating.
New statistics revealed that more than one-third of American marriages today get their start online — and those are also less likely to end in divorce.
Need a little encouragement before you take that plunge? It sounds like trite advice, but it’s worth following: Don’t date until you’re ready to date. If you’re serious about finding love again, make sure you understand where you are in the healing process.Stay positive, embrace the adventure, expect a few disappointments, and see your life as an unfolding story, one that will be worth telling. Keep an open mind, take a few deeps breaths, and go easy on yourself.If you realize, mid-date, that you’re not ready to date, you can give yourself more time before pursuing anything further.For a small fee I could pick and choose from a wide variety of members of the opposite sex. Like everything else in life I soon learned that most of what I found on online dating sites was too good to be true.And, I made some mistakes when first venturing into the world of online dating.