“Are you dating yet? I might know someone…” asks your coworker as you share the elevator on Monday morning.
“You’re dating already! Are you sure you’re ready?” questions your friend after hearing your breathless tale of the other night.
“You know,” announces your mom on your weekly phone call, “It’s not too late for you to find someone new. You’ve got to get back out there.”
“You don’t want to rush into anything,” cautions your therapist when you mention that you signed up for a dating site.
The messages we get about when to start dating again after divorce are confusing and often conflicting. And that friction doesn’t only come from outside voices, it also comes from within as we question ourselves and our motivations.
The decision about when to start dating again is a personal one. You can listen to your coworkers, your friends, your family and your professional support system, but ultimately the choice is yours to make.