Ready for dating
Going forward, it’s time to hold your nose and jump back into the dating game.Sure, you may have some uncomfortable or awkward dates in your future, and there may be some moments where you feel a bit discouraged.But it’s important to remember that this is a perfectly normal way to feel.
When you subsequently find yourself attracted to someone or you make a decision to resume dating, you may feel guilty, as if you are "cheating" on your ex or late spouse. And your children and your spouse's family and your friends and the world at large.) While feelings of guilt are perfectly normal, that same guilt can unnecessarily hold you back.Sign up for dating apps, go to singles events and find different groups in your area that are involved in activities that interest you.While you may not meet someone at these gatherings, you’re widening your social network (and you never know who these people may know). You’re ready to start dating again, and your optimism is going to make dating a rewarding experience.You’re taking the right steps when it comes to opening yourself up—you’re willing to put yourself out there and you’re letting your last relationship be a jumping off point to help determine what you want in a partner.