"My rule of thumb is to meet in person within two weeks of making online contact." Might as well find out as soon as you can if the chemistry is virtual — or real.Of course, when you do meet, take basic safety precautions. He may have seemed great, but loses interest, or is dating someone else, or has problems you will never know about.
But then the house was ready, and I realized I didn’t want to actually be there with my husband. My feeling is that if you’re getting divorced, you need to feel that you’d rather be alone than in that relationship.” — Grace, 39, marriage of six years “I was visiting my mother and had terrible stomach pains after a night out with my kids.
I figured I had food poisoning, but my mother insisted I go to the ER.
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.
So how can you make post-divorce dating — whether you're looking for a good time or a good (relationship-minded) man — less daunting?
On knowing it was the right decision: “Our relationship had been going downhill for a while, and we thought a baby was the solution.