In an ideal post-divorce world, the itch to re-partner would not arise until you are actually ready to deal with it.
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Whether it's been one year or six since the divorce decree, you may never know with absolute clarity that you're truly ready for another relationship.
That is, "when the very idea turns you off." But you can decide that you're ready to at least try.
"My rule of thumb is to meet in person within two weeks of making online contact." Might as well find out as soon as you can if the chemistry is virtual—or real.
Of course, when you do meet, take basic safety precautions.
Once you "meet" someone online, it's easy, says Dr.
Kirschner, to build up a fantasy of what he is like based on his profile and the emails you exchange.
You are perceived as being a challenge to get your time and attention, thus, making you more desirable.