Dating after a divorce for women
I got on Bumble and had flirty conversations—very validating at that point in my life—and went on a few dates.
Maxine: I went on the first date two months after we said we were separating.
Compared to my dating record, I thought saying yes to a future physician was the best I could do.
Natalie: We were married for seven years and filed in January 2017.
Krysta: There were a lot of signs before our wedding that I ignored.
I missed all the signs with my ex-husband, so now I pay very close attention to the smallest things. Now, I’ve reentered the dating pool as an adult without religion telling me what I can and can’t do.
Krysta: My ex-husband and I were together for two years before we got married and were married for six months before things started falling apart, rapidly. We cared about each other—and still do—and had a great friendship, but that’s all it was in the last couple of years.
Getting married young meant we each had a lot of personal growing to do and we grew apart.
You know that very scary statistic about how half of all marriages end in divorce?
Break out your celebratory champagne, because it's not true anymore.