IRL is a better option, I'm hoping that happens before I go back online and try it again, but it won't be for 6 months likely or longer. A woman worth anything won't choose a man who might only be wanting to fill a void when there are other men available.Tom Petty said it best, "The waiting is the hardest part" and my Marriage was for the past 5 years not going good, lot's of things missing, I know that's no excuse but I do need time and in reality I cannot be clear of the process itself till it's over.I think this is the right thing to do now, because the emotional toll on me worrying about being alone is only temporary (I hope), coming out of a LTR/Marriage has this effect on you, sometimes you want to rush into relationships to fill the void when you are not even ready. Anyone that waited it out and how you dealt with it? It sure is, I even wonder if after I'm officially divorced, it will be any better?
Once divorce was apparent, I joined a divorce support group.
For purposes of answering your question, I want to share some TRUE stories: 1.
I read a lot about dating after 50, it's not too promising.
One woman I dated was divorced 10 years, only had 1 exclusive since, she bought a house, they moved both of their kids into the house, then she found out he was a closet alcoholic and then he cheated on her, so she went back on Match after giving it a break, I had one date, but she was seeing someone else and told me she is moving forward with the other guy, but that doesn't mean it will last, sure.
Most of the dates I went on, were experiencing the same thing, even "exclusives" don't last.
Please note: The suggestions and advice offered on this web site are opinions only and are not to be used in the place of professional psychological counseling or medical advice.I know emotionally I'm ready, but my status is killing my chances it seems.I don't know if this happens for Women too, but I saw several listed who were currently separated and I reached out to them thinking they'd be interested, got no response lol.I'm sad to tell you it will keep being frustrating after you divorce.I don't want to discourage you, just giving you a reality check.I agree on the "vulnerable" thing, I also feel I can be too clingy right now and need to be happy alone first in order to not make a woman feel I need to have her, makes me more confident.