While you probably shouldn’t spill intimate details of your marriage’s demise on a first date, be honest and open (if/when appropriate) about the fact that you’re divorced.
Don’t judge yourself on your date’s behalf; you’ll likely be surprised at the empathy and grace extended in response to your honesty.
But, sadly, there is another stage in life which a lot also sadly go through – divorce. Dating experts and divorcees are here to help with tips and advice. It’s also recognising that separation can be experienced similarly to grief and loss.
Some of those people recently divorced just haven’t dated in ages, which means their flirting skills are quite rusty.
I recommend them to share openly their concerns with colleagues, family members or friends who date often.
Stay positive, embrace the adventure, expect a few disappointments, and see your life as an unfolding story, one that will be worth telling. Keep an open mind, take a few deeps breaths, and go easy on yourself.
If you realize, mid-date, that you’re not ready to date, you can give yourself more time before pursuing anything further.