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Dating Checklist after a Divorce

Preparation to Meet New People


  • Reflect on what went wrong with the last relationship.
  • Let go of all the emotional baggage.
  • Start looking for things that let you have fun.


  • Talk to a therapist or a counselor.
  • Let your friends and family members know that you want to date again.
  • Assess if you are ready to meet new people.


  • Know what things can make you feel good.
  • Start taking better care of your health through exercising and eating healthy.
  • Always look clean and presentable.

Trying Out Online Dating

Dating Sites

  • Plenty of Fish
  • Coffee Meets Bagel
  • OKCupid
  • Hinge


  • Place your latest photo.
  • Do not put too many filters on your photo.
  • Have at least three photos.
  • Do not place a photo of someone you do not know.


  • Be honest.
  • Place the things that you are interested in.
  • Say something about your hobbies.
  • Do not make your bio too long.

How Else to Meet Possible Dating Matches?

  • Online Dating Apps
  • Through Common Friends
  • People You Met Before

Meeting Your Date

Be Physically Prepared

  • Make sure that you have bathed or showered
  • Use the right skincare products to make you feel better.
  • You can do some meditation or breathing exercises.


  • Wear clothes that will make you look and feel confident.
  • Make sure that your clothes are clean and smell great.
  • Iron wrinkled clothes.

Date Time

  • Over Coffee
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Gifts Your Date

  • Book
  • Fruits
  • Chocolate


  • Money and your card.
  • Trust your gut.
  • Plan B if the date fails.

Tips to Have Fun during the Date

  • Never complain about your ex on dates.
  • Watch out for some possible red flags that may manifest very subtly.
  • Keep your sense of humor.
  • Be honest and open about where you are at now.
  • Have interesting conversations.

After the Date

You Liked Your Date

  • Tell your date that you had a lot of fun.
  • Show your interest towards the person.
  • Do not go buck wild.

You Did Not Like Your Date

  • Politely tell your date that you had fun.
  • You may or may not need to say why a second date is not possible.
  • Turn down politely if you get asked out on a date again.

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