Whether you're bouncing back after a divorce, or recovering from the death of your life partner, returning to the dating scene is never easy.Indeed, from the challenge of meeting someone new, to wondering if he'll call again, to those inevitable questions about sex and intimacy, the prospect of getting back in the groove can seem downright daunting.According to the online dating company, Match.com, baby boomers are its fastest-growing group of members.Indeed, many in this age group are divorced, single, or widowed, and now find themselves back out on the dating scene for the first time in years.Perhaps you simply had a bad breakup, the type where your anger for the person ultimately spilled out to encompass an entire gender.Worse still, you endured a messy divorce, and along with separating the wedding china, you decided to separate yourself from the rest of humanity.
At the same time, if you're craving adult companionship and maybe even a little romance, don't be shy about filling those needs -- and the dating world is an excellent place to start! Should you try online dating or do it the old-fashioned way, finding dates through friends and acquaintances?
It’s important to look at your beliefs and possibly fears around dating – we all have them after a break-up!
So maybe you’re actually dreading dating, because you’re worried you’ll get hurt, you’re worried that you won’t know what to say when on dates, or you’re worried you’ll get rejected.
We’ve put together a few tips to get you across the dating start line: It’s a brave decision to get back in the ring.
It takes courage to give things a go again, especially if you’ve had bad relationship experiences in the past.