Best advice dating after divorce

24 May

Instead, "it's usually clear when you're not ready," says Susan Pease Gadoua, a therapist and author of .

That is, "when the very idea turns you off." But you can decide that you're ready to at least try.

This distrust often shows up in online dating profiles when you say things like "no head games," or "no dishonest men." When you write those things in your profile, you're broadcasting on a billboard that you've been hurt and that you're distrustful.

You'll scare away the men who have it together because they'll recognize your distrust immediately.

Read on for 10 tips that will help you get back in Cupid's good graces.

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Whether you’re newly divorced and just trying to get through the emotional pain day by day or your divorce was finalized awhile ago and you’re out there dating again, you’re going to want to read every word on this page.

By the time you’re done reading, you’ll discover a proven way to find hope and learn to love again.

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. "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, Ph D, author of .