That said, don't let a fear of your children being upset or disapproving stop you from getting out there if you feel ready to.
Many dads take a long time to recover before they are ready to date again after divorce; and some are ready within a few weeks or months.
But when you are ready to start dating and developing relationships again, the dating scene for a divorced dad is loaded with pitfalls.
"Tell a friend where you'll be and when you expect to be home, and meet for coffee in a public place," suggests Dr. He may have seemed great, but loses interest, or is dating someone else, or has problems you will never know about.
Kirschner."Four out of five men you go out with will disappear," says Dr. Don't take it personally, and instead try to remember that if you're meeting a lot of people, the number of bad apples will go up—but so will the odds that you'll meet a few good apples, too. Kirschner recommends, at least to start with, dating several guys at the same time.
Maybe one guy is very funny, but you enjoy another man's intellectual stimulation.