Tips for Dating During Divorce
As a general rule, it’s probably not advisable to begin dating again until you have finalized your divorce. However, realistically this isn’t going to happen for everyone, especially if the divorce process stretches on and on for an extended period of time.
If you decide to go forward with dating before your divorce is official, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Research apps: If you’ve been out of the game for a while, you’re probably not familiar with dating apps, and the prevalence of online dating. Dating looks completely different than it did even just a decade ago, so do some research and figure out which apps you’re most comfortable using, if any at all.
- Keep it private: Don’t spread the word that you’re dating. Absolutely do not bring your new partner around your children, and do not post anything to social media or spread the word too much around friends or family members. If the word spreads, it could make your divorce messier.
- Avoid certain people and places: Try to stay away from places you used to frequently go with your spouse, or where they still go, so you can avoid running into them randomly. You should also avoid dating friends of your ex—word will get back to them quickly, and you will probably want to remove yourself from their circle as much as possible.
- Be honest about your divorce: Make it clear to anyone you are dating that you are going through the divorce process, and be honest about your need to keep the relationship private and low key for the time being.
- Take it slow: Don’t get too serious too quickly, especially before your divorce is finalized. Take your time and carefully evaluate your feelings.
For more information about dating during divorce, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.