Dating after divorce can be a minefield for the midlife woman. Perhaps even thornier than pondering what to wear on a date, where to go, who pays-not to mention how you even find people to date in this brave new world of Internet match-ups-is getting over your reluctance to take a stab at it. Why is it so hard? "A divorced woman may feel very vulnerable at this stage, in part because she used to have a spouse to 'protect' her and now she has to go out into the world on her own," says Diana Kirschner, PhD, author of Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentor's Guide to Lasting Love. But it's also tough, she adds, because once you're on the dating scene you can feel like a teenager again, in that shaky, unconfident, not-sure-if-he'll-call sort of way. So how can you make post-divorce dating-whether you're looking for a good time or a good (relationship-minded) man-less daunting? Read on for 10 tips that will help you get back in Cupid's good graces.
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