“It can feel like you have to start all over again, and the routes you probably used when you were younger might not be open to you anymore.
It doesn’t help that most of your friends are likely to be coupled up, so it’s not uncommon to feel isolated and unsure where to start.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that wanting to move on and actually doing it are two very different things.
Putting yourself out there can be incredibly intimidating, and no more so than when you’re coming out of a long-term relationship.
You already know it because you’re going through it. Don’t beat yourself up because you’re having a hard time.
At the same time, the only real way to get over a really hard breakup is to move on.
You cannot live with the thoughts of your ex-girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse when trying to conjure a new one.
When you are ready to swim fresh water, make sure you let go of the murk.
After a break up, when should you start dating again?
That is different for every person, but here are some questions to consider to help you determine if you are ready to start dating again.
But research shows that online dating is now the number-one way to meet people for the over 50s, and as the number of users aged over 45 overtake those under 25, experts say it’s time we started embracing technology when it comes to our love lives.
“Dating in midlife and beyond can be daunting,” says relationship psychologist Honey Langcaster-James.