But, I figured, if Robin Wright can snag a hot younger boyfriend after 15 years of marriage and a very public divorce, I could at least give dating a shot.To my pleasant surprise, my 30-something confidence combined with the dawn of casual online dating culture made for one damn fun year and a half.You will find, having single friends to socialize with is a great way to slowly re-introduce yourself into dating and doing things with a member of the opposite sex. Just because you were interested in a second date doesn’t mean they have to be.Don’t let the fact that you don’t get called to go out again deter you or cause you to think negatively about yourself. If you were in a long-term marriage then you are used to being part of a couple.Turned out, dating as a divorced 35-year-old was a great way to pass the time until I felt ready for a relationship again.Behold the 16 stages of my journey, illustrated with GIFs featuring sassy women.
If you have lain to rest all the emotional baggage and feel truly ready to date you will probably do fine. Now that you are newly single, try to bring balance to your life.
You know it’s better to be alone for the right reasons than with someone for the wrong.
And are maybe more willing to wait for the right guy than jump into something just to have a body next to you.
And as with any loss, big or small, time is needed to grieve and to reassess who you are, where you've been and where God wants you to go.
Healing is also necessary to follow God's command to" do unto others what you would have them do unto you," (Matthew ).