Post-divorce, she wants to date again. Or does she? – The Boston Globe

Post-divorce, she wants to date again. Or does she? – The Boston Globe

I met my ex online, and I heard from some friends that he was on dating sites again. I’m afraid to date online again, but part of me wants to. I’m the primary parent for our 7-year-old daughter, and that doesn’t leave a lot of time to go out. My friends are far away and committed/unavailable. I’ve tried connecting with old friends who are single, just to let them know I’m available, but I’m not getting much of a response.

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I did go to a bar and mostly struck out. But just as I was leaving, a guy who wasn’t my typical type engaged me in conversation and I gave him my number. I’ve been avoiding his messages since. I’m ready to date, I think. I’m not sure why I’m hiding or dragging my feet.

– Hiding in Plain Sight

A. Now is the time to hide, right? During this period of social distancing, it should be easy to remove yourself from the dating scene without feeling guilty about it.

I’m wondering whether having this time at home will make you—and others—more likely to want to go out when it’s over. Six weeks ago, I might have groaned at the thought of leaving the house to meet a new person. Now that sounds like a
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