Start Dating after a divorce

Dating after a divorce

But it's also tough, she adds, because once you're on the dating scene you can feel like a teenager again, in that shaky, unconfident, not-sure-if-he'll-call sort of way.

If it's been so long since you've been in the game that you still think Netflix and chill means watching Netflix and well, chilling, it's fair to fear the world of swiping right and left and up and down.

Yes, it can be disheartening to jump back in to the dating world; weren't you supposed to be done with this?

"Know that it's okay to be exactly who you are," says Erik Newton, a former divorce lawyer and the founder of Together, a magazine and podcast for couples.

"You've grown and changed; you're stronger and wiser, and, yes, you also have some wounds.

So let yourself shine."Dating and empowerment coach Laurel House agrees, suggesting that you need to get comfortable being alone as well.

"You don't need to feel like you 'should' be out doing things," she says.

Dating after divorce can be a minefield for the midlife woman.