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Rejoining The Dating World After Your Divorce

May 1, 2008
Divorces are always stressful and cause monumental life changes. New homes, new financial situations, and learning to take care of things entirely on your own are all causes of pain and anxiety. The worst of all is just not having someone to share your life and try new things with. But trying to find a new partner can be just as scary as being on your own for the first time in a long while.

This feeling can be intensified by the fact that the places you used to go and the things you used to do now seem too couples-oriented. As a single person, you don't really fit in and you also don't have many chances to meet other single people. Some newly single people try to build new relationships through their religious groups or special interest clubs, but this can be tough, too, especially if the groups are not focused on singles.

When you are faced with these problems, the first thing you should ask yourself is whether you are ready to start trying to build a new relationship. Especially if the divorce process was difficult, you need time to heal. You do not want to get into a relationship with someone who sees that you are vulnerable and is looking to take advantage of you. If this is your situation, the support of good friends and close family may be your best choice. But even if you are ready to try, it is natural to feel overwhelmed.

The process of finding new partners is so difficult that many people feel like they need a bit of help. Dating services are an alternative that many people turn to for a solution. There are disadvantages with this approach, however. The services can be quite expensive, and more problematic for the new dater, it means meeting a stranger face-to-face for dinner or a show.

Today, however, there are alternatives, thanks to new technology. Online dating services such as eHarmony provide you with a way to re-enter the dating world at your own pace and with a better chance of finding a good match. Using eHarmony, you get to learn about your potential matches before you ever actually meet.

The process of signing up for eHarmony begins with an extensive questionnaire that asks for information about you and about your preferences in a partner. The questionnaire not only provides eHarmony with data that will help them find the right match for you, it also allows them to screen new applicants. In fact, a number of applicants will be rejected. This means that you have greater security and a better chance of getting a good match.

Once you are accepted, your questionnaire will be used to profile your likes and dislikes, interests, values, and opinions. The service finds people who are compatible with you on important matters and core issues, not superficial aspects. You therefore have a much better chance of high-quality matches.

By using eHarmony, you can correspond with these potential matches for a while before you actually meet in person. This alleviates much of the nervousness associated with that first meeting that comes with blind dates. You can use the internet to make sure that you get are dating the right person for you.
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