Yet when it comes to dating, I turn into a teenage girl; inexperienced, vulnerable and completely naïve. We stay the same until experience forces us to grow up and change. Jay, an ex-NFL extremely eligible bachelor is my dating guru. Every time I have a question, he keeps it real with me.
So, I'm here to share a few tips for anyone re-entering the dating pool after an extremely long absence. Heck, if you're like me, you've lived with a man for several years and you didn't even like him. It is okay to say "no" and when you do, he will respect you for it.3. ) Having a guy friend who will tell you the truth is like having a spy on the other side. I've never been called "crazy" in my entire life until that experience and I can't say I disagree with it.
It is extremely difficult to start the process all over again and go back to the awkwardness of being walked to your door at the end of the night. Know what you want and don't waste your time with anything that doesn't fit your desires. I really feel sorry for the poor guy, being at the receiving end of my delayed dating self-discovery. I learned from the situation what I should have learned 14 years ago and because of that, I felt gratitude for him and the experience.
I didn't beat myself up about it either, I just adjusted and grew.7.
Be brave It is scary after being hurt in a bad marriage to trust again and start over.
Entering the dating pool again as a divorced woman has taught me a lot about myself.
I was married at 19 years old to a man I knew for 3 months and now after 14 years of marriage, here I am suddenly a 33-year-old single mom with 3 children.
For the first time in my life, I am actually dating and yes, this entire situation is every bit as disastrous as it sounds.
After conquering trials, depression, poverty and obesity, I managed to become a strong, independent fitness model, beauty queen, business professional and published author. You will feel lonely and miss companionship but the worst thing you can do is rush into something new with someone who simply "fills" your time. The only person that decides how much you are worth is you. Have a platonic guy friend that gives it to you straight.
It's scary to allow yourself to fall and fail because believe me, you will.