New to dating after divorce
Be up-front and respectful, but don't apologize for wanting to date.
"Most children just want their parent to be happy, and may be less likely to object than you imagine," she says.
That said, don't let a fear of your children being upset or disapproving stop you from getting out there if you feel ready to.
"Just say, 'I'm enjoying dating you, but I want you to know that for now I'm also seeing others casually.'" Hopefully it's obvious to you that if you have children at home, you shouldn't bring dates around unless it's somewhat serious.Read on for tips that will help you get back in Cupid's good graces.Whether it's been one year or six since the divorce decree, you may never know with absolute clarity that you're ready for another relationship."Online dating is not only mainstream, it's one of the best ways to widen your search, rather than just hoping that you'll meet someone in the coffee shop," says Dr. And these days, there's a site for everyone, from e Harmony and Match to niche sites like JDate.Check out our Guide to Online Dating to learn the basics including setting up a profile to taking a relationship offline. Kirschner says it's easy to build up a fantasy of what he is like based on his profile and the emails you exchange.