7 Dating tips for getting back into the game after a divorce

7 Dating tips for getting back into the game after a divorce

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Thinking about getting back into the dating game after you've gone through a divorce might feel overwhelming and unachievable, but with some positive tips to help you out, you'll be back to your best in no time.

Sure, it might seem like a minefield, a world that's passed you by in the years you've been married, but there's no reason to feel like the dating game is beyond you. In reality, a happy romantic life is much closer than you think, and with our handy tips, you can get back on with the business of enjoying your love life in no time.

1. Ensure you've healed appropriately from your past relationship

Going through a divorce is never going to be an easy process. It's good to make sure you've made peace with your past relationship, your role in it, and of course, your ex.

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2. Be straightforward when discussing your past

There's no reason to shy away from your past. Of course, there's no need to dwell overlong on the subject in conversation, but being straightforward about your past relationships is a good place to start.

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3. Old age won't hold you back

As we get older, we all know that your body goes through changes. But there's no reason to fear leaping back into the dating game. Hip replacement, creaking knees and dentures needn't hold you back, and that goes for your dating life, too. In fact, your dentures should help to give you the confidence to be the best version of yourself, especially with Poligrip as your wingman. Your teeth are one thing you don't have to worry about once you get back into the dating game.

4. Do things that make you happy

Focus on your own wellbeing and finding happiness for yourself. Think of things that you enjoy and resolve to start doing them again: dating is always best done from a place of contentment and happiness.

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5. Try not to make comparisons 

This is a time for new beginnings in your life, and so it's important for divorced people to make a concerted effort not to compare prospective new dates to their former partner. Practice remaining in the present moment and learning more about the person you're with now.

6. Remember you can't - and shouldn't be - responsible for fixing someone

The only person you're really in charge of when it comes to making positive change is yourself. Your relationship should be a mutually beneficial experience, and taking on the stress of trying to 'fix' someone can easily take its toll.

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7. Take it steady

Patience, as they say, is a virtue. And that rings true for your dating life, too. Take the time to really get to know a prospective partner and you'll reap the rewards with a happier relationship in the long term.

If you want more confidence and security in your dating life after divorce, hopefully these tips will help you out as you begin your new life.