Mature Dating: Why You Should Get Back Out There After a Divorce!

Friday, January 12, 2018


Divorce is ranked as one of the most stressful life events a person can go through, and for good reason. Not only are you separating from a person you've probably known for many years, but there are also legal hassles, childcare arrangements and the splitting up of property, vehicles and businesses to take into account. However, divorce really isn't the end of the world and life most definitely goes on- instead of seeing it as the ending see it as a brand new chapter. You can now go out and live a life that's true to you, 'find yourself' again and enjoy yourself. Once you reach a stage where you're ready to meet someone new, why not try online dating? Here are just a few of the reasons to get back out there again. 

You've Learned Valuable Lessons
The end of any relationship is hard, especially a marriage where you've been together for many years. When things are still raw and painful it's easy to look back and feel like all you've done is wasted time, but as you naturally heal you will be able to see the lessons. None of your experiences are a waste of time, good or bad they teach us, help us to grow and understand ourselves. At the end of a marriage you are older and wiser, you know yourself better and that's no bad thing when it comes to going into something new. 

You Know What You Want
Leading on from learning valuable lessons, once a marriage has come to an end chances are you know what you want. You know what qualities you want in a partner, and you know your dealbreakers. Perhaps your lazy ex partner drove you crazy and you're looking for someone active and motivated this time around. Maybe you admired their family oriented nature and  would like to find someone with this trait too. Based on what worked and what didn't in your relationship, it gives you a good idea of the kind of person you would be suited to this time around.

It's Easy To Meet People
You might have written off online dating as a more mature person as something younger people do. But there are people of all ages on dating sites, if you're more comfortable you could try a site which offers dating for over 40, over 50 or whatever age group you're in. There's no shortage of more mature daters, with people realising that this is a great way to meet new people. Unlike with a blind date or being introduced to a friend of a friend, this way you can speak to a variety of potential dates first and find someone you're actually compatible with. You can find out a little about their personality, views and outlook before meeting to make sure these match up with your own. 

It's Fun
Getting out on the dating scene again can be fun.While it's daunting at first you will soon get back in the swing of things, and that flutter of butterflies like you felt when you were a teenager can be exciting! After a divorce when the heartbreak has healed, getting yourself back out there is a great way to build your confidence and do something for you- who knows what it could lead to!

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