Dating During A Divorce: 4 Top Tips

Dating at any time can be tricky but if you're separated or going through a divorce, it can be even harder, especially if it's been a long time since you've been in the game. Here are three top tips from London matchmaker Elect Club to help you get back on that horse.

Set some goals

Decide what you want to achieve in your own life in the next five, ten or even 15 years. This will help you work out what you're looking for in a new partner. They need to complement your life views and be on the same page or it's never going to work. Have fun going on dates with lots of people by all means, but bear in mind that perfection doesn't exist and if you're unrealistic in your expectations of people, you're likely to be disappointed.

Don't date too soon

Just because your ex-partner is already seeing someone else doesn't mean you have to as well. Make sure that you're completely ready to explore something with someone new before you get out there and start going to dating events in London and elsewhere.

Be positive

When going on dates, make sure you go out in a positive frame of mind or you won't come across well. It can be hard to be positive when starting to date again and if you're not, then it could be a sign that you're not ready to start seeing other people.

Be genuine

Don't misrepresent yourself. It's difficult putting yourself out there again after you've been hurt without having a few barriers going up, but try to be genuine and you'll soon find you enjoy going out and meeting new people.