You’ve spent years thinking that you’ve met the one, that what you have is true love. Until one day, you wake up with the ring off your finger, reminding you that you’ve just signed the divorce papers a few weeks or months ago. All of a sudden, you’re a lonely woman –unsure of where to find love or if you ever have a shot at the dating scene again. But life is never over after divorce. Here are some dating tips for newly divorced women.
Give yourself a fresh, new look.
Whether you endured ugly divorce battles or you arrived at a mutual decision with your partner, your self-esteem can simply go down the drain, as divorced women are likely to experience some anxiety and have doubts about themselves. To start over, you have to give yourself a fresh, new look. It doesn’t have to be a radical makeover or a complete overhaul, but a simple haircut or hair color can do the job.
Update your wardrobe.
With his clothes off your shared closet, then it’s time to give your wardrobe some updates. Give up old clothes you haven’t worn for a couple of years, and shop for new attire and accessories that match what you have. You can simply shop for clothes that will make you look younger, feel sexier, and would match your hairdo. Go shopping with your girlfriends and enjoy the bonding moments. After all, you deserve a treat!
Go out and have fun.
Don’t let yourself be forever trapped within the lonely corners of your house. It’s time for you to meet other people, but don’t think of joining a sport club or gym simply as a way to find men you can date. If you’re not ready, then start with getting used to meeting other people and enjoying the company of a group. You can hit the night club scene, try a new restaurant, or attend parties thrown by friends and family.
Step out of the shadow of past relationships.
Don’t relive the horrors of your past relationship. When dating, don’t be too enthusiastic to share everything about the separation, as if you’re simply venting it out on your date. Don’t be too eager to jump into a relationship either. Take it slow and have fun. Dating other people could help you feel better about yourself, heal past wounds, and be open to try out something new, such as online dating.