Texting is OK as a “heads-up” method of communication, like, “I’m running five minutes late.” But it shouldn’t take the place of all communication, and texting too much can lead to premature intimacy.
If you feel that someone texts you too much, suggest that you chat by phone instead!
Divorce is one of the most traumatic events we go through, and when we reach the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel," many of us feel that little spring in our step and start to think about dating again.
So how can you start off on the right foot when you're just beginning to dip your toes back into the dating pool?
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The dating village should be filled with people who support you and will bring you up, instead of bringing you down.
Beware of going out five times in a week with someone you just met!
After you feel the chemistry, look carefully for the “interior” traits that count, like kindness, reliability, consistency, honesty and intelligence first. Is this person willing to accept you, your complexities, maybe your children? Are you on the same page with regards to finances, parenting, living situations, marriage or more kids?
If you’ve always wanted to take up photography, find a group that welcomes new budding photographers.
Joining groups is a great way to dip your toe back in the water and start making new friends — and maybe new dating connections!
Waiting until you are exclusive is a great way to stay the happy course!
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