Dating a recently divorced mother
This process really allowed me to understand what I wanted in a mate and in a relationship.
I had dates with some really wonderful men, but for one reason or another didn’t seem to “click”. Just like a job search, a search for a partner takes work.
So I decided to join the millions of divorced people searching for love online. That never happened to me but I’m sure other divorced moms have had that happen. People younger than 40 who grew up doing everything online are way more comfortable meeting potential mates online. So, if you are over 40 get over yourself and get with the program!
Just don’t put any ex bashing in your profile, keep everything G or PG so that it can’t be used against you later. Here’s what’s good: I went out to dinners, lunches, coffees and concerts with attractive, fun, successful men.
Re-entering the dating world, especially as a parent, is daunting.
But I learned a few things from my experiences (and my single friends) in my time out there.
Online dating was the most empowering thing I did for myself post-divorce.
You can browse after the kids are asleep, and what better way to start your day than with a message from a potential date?
There are hundreds of sites devoted to connecting people with shared interests — from hiking to wine to bird-watching.