Mismatch.com: Divorced and (Online) Dating

I went on a date last night with an amazing guy.Really, we were totally on the same page and I enjoyed his company. I liked chatting with him and watching how he talked with his hands. He was really cute, too, with beautiful blue eyes. Our date wasn’t anything fancy, either. We grabbed some grub from the local pizza joint and then decided to ride bikes to the supermarket later to get some Ben & Jerry’s to accompany an Arrested Development marathon....more
Yep. Scared to death. That's how I feel when I think about "dating". I did sign up for EHarmony ...more

Stop! The Don't Do Dating List -Dating Again:? Five Things You Must Not DO

Dating someone new is not easy for anyone. Expectations can be high, and it’s very easy to make a wrong move. Knowing what not to do on your earliest dates can help you to avoid future problems. Here are Dr. Romance’s reminders of what not to do on a date.1. Don't assume your date is exclusive with you.If you've never talked about it, you probably should.2. Don't be afraid of silence. ...more

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Pros and Cons of Dating a Young Divorcee

The Pros and Cons of Dating a Young Divorcéeby Ring Finger Tan Line • April 5, 2012 • ...more

Making Time For Dating

I read a dating advice article recently that basically said dating after divorce is about time, that is knowing when the time is right to start dating and having the time to date. I know I'm on track with the first part but it's the second element that's been testing me. ...more

Mommy's Night Out

Dating after divorce is both super fun and meaningful. When I went on my first date, I felt I was sending the world a message, (Like the world gives a crap that I went on match.com.  Okay,I see that now.) Anyway, to me it was meaningful because for awhile there, I thought I would never again see a penis....more

A Divorcee Impresses Her Friends

  During my first holiday season as a divorced person, I received two bits of news back to back. First, my ex called to inform me that he and Giselle would be out of town for the holidays. To me out of town is a day at the Gap Outlet, which is about 50 miles from here. To them, it is a two week ski vacation in Switzerland. Shortly after this news set in, I received an invitation to a neighbor's Christmas party....more

Learning to Flirt Again

During the second week of my ten-week Fit4Love coaching program my assignment was to practice flirting. That sounded kind of a big jump, to go from nothing to flirting but then my Fit4Love coach, Sheila Paxton explained all she wanted me to do was to make eye contact and smile. I didn't even have to say a word. ...more
@isthisthemiddle I think that's the key - it makes you more approachable and that applies ...more

Beyond the Crazy Cat Lady: Is My Son Happy with a Single Mom?

I think I have proven to myself and the world that I don't need anyone. I split with my ex-husband four-and-a-half years ago and in that time, I have been in an actual established monogamous relationship for exactly 10 months...combined. The rest of the time I was single. Did I mind? Not particularly. Even after seeing several friends get married, and attending their weddings dateless and single....more
wow - I hear ya sister I'm not divorced but I am a 34 year old single mother of a 2 year old and ...more

Adventures in Online Dating: Part the Second

I went on another date.Not with the same guy as before.No, he stopped talking to me randomly even though we had been getting along fine and talking about a second date. Which would have offended me if I wasn't completely serious about taking this whole dating thing with a grain of salt. Instead, I shrugged my shoulders and moved on.This was a different guy. One who didn't message back and forth for a million weeks before finally asking me out....more