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Post-Divorce Online Dating Tips

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These days, digital dating is becoming more popular every day. According to the Pew Research Center, one in ten Americans has made use of an online dating site or mobile application. Especially if you are recently separated or divorced, online dating can reduce some of the anxiety about getting back into the dating world.

Online dating is certainly not new anymore, but as it becomes used more widely across multiple generations, it’s helpful to have a few tips in the back of your mind to make the most out of your experience. Follow this advice to get your feet wet in the world of online dating:

Take Time To Get To Know Someone

Some people might want to meet relatively quickly, or even the same day you exchange emails. Since you’re just putting yourself out there again, give yourself some time to get to know them. This will increase your comfort level when you are ready to meet. Make sure the first meeting is in a public place, and that a friend knows where you&re at

Be Honest

This is not the time to be dishonest about your marital status or children. Being honest opens you up to attracting other honest individuals and limits the chances of making a first date even more awkward with a major admission of truth.

Do Some Homework

It’s okay to do a little research to find out who you are really talking to. If something being told to you sounds suspicious, you can poke around to determine if it’s true or not. Don’t forget to rely on your instincts, too. Usually getting a bad feeling about something is a sure sign that you may need to move on.

Go In With Realistic Expectations

Just because you’re divorced or separated doesn’t meant that you don’t deserve a quality relationship. Don’t make excuses for someone who isn’t a good fit for you, and don’t expect to find someone who meets every requirement on your "perfect match" list. Being flexible will leave you ready for love.

If you’re ready to take the next step with your life, consider how separation or divorce can give you a fresh start. Reach out to an Illinois divorce attorney today.

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