It's not easy to start dating again after a divorce. Indeed, it is much different from your past dating experiences. In fact, it can be pretty tough, confusing, and exciting all at once. So, if you are getting back onto the dating scene after divorce, you first have to get the single mindset back on, which took me forever to do! And be aware, now you're competing with women who've never been married before. Will men want to date a woman who has been married before? Actually, there is no rule, here. It all depends on the guy. And his family. Yep… let’s not forget we are in Lebanon, and the family gets into your business in any way possible.At this point, the most important is for you to focus less on what the guy wants, and more on what YOU want from a dating experience. Obviously, your life is not over, guys are eyeing towards you (Hurray, you still got it, gal!)
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You’re over 35? You can date anyone you want.The mid-30s girls can actually date anyone they want. Nowadays, nobody will look at you with surprise if you go out on a date with a guy who is 10 years younger than you, or with a 50-year-old man, for that matter. Mentalities are evolving, and some, including me, have paved the way for you, making things easier. Yes, even in Lebanon… Shway, shway.You’re divorced, honey, not “branded”Many women believe that the sole fact of divorce puts a stamp on them. I used to. To the point where I almost barricaded myself afterwards. Believe me, it does not repel people from you. And if some around you make you feel awkward, they’re the ones who have a problem, not you. So get out there and have a blast. Have the time of your life! In short : Your situation is not nearly as bad as you think !
•You are older, wiser and more mature. Most men, even the younger ones, are looking for women who have their act together. Just think of it this way : what are young women offering the men, nowadays? You are looking damn good, suddenly, right?•The Internet has made building social circles and dating so much easier. Use it to find out about cool events and like-minded people in your area. And go, get out there. And just like me, you might also get acquainted with many willing guys online. One rule though, stay aware, there are a lot of crazy dudes out there too.•Through experience, you are old enough to know what you want. And a woman who knows what she wants is very attractive ; she doesn’t need to know how to create attraction. It comes naturally to her.•Divorce is not a shameful mistake anymore. It is very common these days, even here in Lebanon ! Think about the lessons you have learned from it. You got back up after it. This makes you a stronger and better person.•Just because you have been divorced does not mean you have a lot of baggage. The only baggage you have is the baggage you decide to take with you… It took me time, but I finally unloaded a whole bunch of useless things. Now, I feel light, young and full of life. And dating has never been so exciting !