Truths About Dating in Your 30s
The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read our Medical Advice Notice. No reproduction, transmission or display is permitted without the written permissions of Rodale Inc. More than 2 million Americans called their marriage quits last year. That's a lot of divorce. If you're newly single, that's a lot of potential people to date. But first things first: Here's what to expect when you're navigating the singles scene once again.
He suggests figuring out what online dating service you're most comfortable with—Tinder's based largely on first impressions from photos; Match. His profile might not be honest. She checks the social media profiles especially LinkedIn of potential dates, and also does a web search before agreeing to meet. By the same token, make sure your online profile is genuine—and keep it short, using bullet points if possible. Coffee or cocktails is a better first date than dinner.
Another reason drinks are a better bet? Since most men tend to insist on picking up the tab, it's not so expensive that you'll feel guilty letting him pay if you don't want to see him again, says Deibel. Just don't start binge drinking if it's not going well. Have an exit strategy in place before the date begins, knowing if you do feel a spark you can always schedule a second date. It's also smart to meet at a public place and let at least one of your friends know where you'll be.
Talk of the ex is off-limits—at least for the first time out. It's tempting to go there, especially if you're both divorced. But the topic tends to be a downer, so try to find other common ground. When's the last time you laughed hysterically? What books have you read multiple times? What's on your bucket list? The kids shouldn't meet most of your dates.
Unless you've been in a committed relationship for 6 months and these signs point to it lastingdon't introduce your kids to your date because they may get anxious or even attached, says Beverlin. If you have joint custody, schedule dates for times when your kids are with your ex, or find a sitter. It's OK if sparks don't fly. So don't dis a date you enjoy being around because there weren't sparks on the first outing Be mature about it. The practice of blowing off texts and calls from people you're not interested in having a relationship with is becoming increasingly common, says Tatkin.
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