If it's been so long since you've been in the game that you still think Netflix and chill means watching Netflix and well, chilling, it's fair to fear the world of swiping right and left and up and down.Yes, it can be disheartening to jump back in to the dating world; weren't you supposed to be done with this?
"Then take a breath and ask yourself: 'Who is this person right here in front of me, and how does he or she make me feel in this moment?
Your past experiences made you the dynamic and layered person you are today.
It allows someone to understand you and why you are how you are, and it contributes to three important dating conversations: where you were, where you are, and where are you going."Newton says it's extra important for divorced people to not compare their date to their former spouse.
Don't avoid discussing the fact that you're divorced; just approach it effectively.
"Be straightforward about your divorce, but don't burden your new dates/partners with the past," says Newton.