Ask SingleDad, The Single Parent Dating Q&A: Our article this month comes from a Divorced Dad, single for over 3 years and looking to get back into the Single Parent Dating Scene without dating anxiety. Read More…
Ask SingleDad Dating Q&A: Overcoming Dating Anxiety
SingleDad, The Single Parent Dating Q&A: Our article this month comes from
a Divorced Dad, single for over 3 years and looking to get back into the Single
Parent Dating Scene without dating anxiety. Read More…
Jason. 41-year old Single Dad from Encinitas, CA is asking…I have been divorced for 3 years now and I am
a Single Dad with a 10-year old son. After my horrible break-up, I decided to dedicated
time to myself and to my son and didn’t date at all throughout those 3 years. I
am at a point in my life now where I am ready to put myself out there again and
start dating. Problem is, I am generally really outgoing, but whenever I meet a
woman, I get really nervous. I’ve never had this problem before. I feel so out
of place. How do I ditch this dating anxiety.
Dating after Divorce
is like learning to ride a bike all over again. Either you get it the first
time around and balance yourself or you feel inadequate and fall until you’ve
finally learned to balance. So now you are faced with something that you never
thought you would be doing all over again…Dating!
For those of
you out there who feel intimidated, let me offer you some reassurance; dating
after a divorce could possibly be the most fun and happy experiences of your
life. There is no question that looking for
love after 10 or 20 years of marriage can be very stressful. We look older and
our bodies change even if we don’t even feel it. As we grow older we come to
realize what we truly want out of life. The idea of emailing someone, and
facing possible further rejection, is ego threatening. I would never downplay
the anxiety dating anew can arouse.
One of the big problems divorced people
often have is they feel something is wrong with them or that they are not
worthy of a happy relationship. Divorce is not a judicial decision stating
you’re not worthy. It’s just a legal end to a relationship. Too many people
fall out of love with perfectly great people. Divorce doesn’t mean you aren’t
relationship material. So get out there with confidence, but also a little self-control
and with a certain amount of caution. Show confidence and pride in yourself and you
will have woman drooling all over you.
Dating, like in
life are all about experiences, it doesn’t matter is sparks flew or not on your
first post-divorce date, what matters is that it doesn’t prevent you from
getting out of the house for more dates to come. You never know, it could be
the start of something quite amazing!
Are you Dating a
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RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
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