Getting back into the dating scene post-divorce can feel like something you dread beyond anything else. Chances are, your life has taken a drastic change. Things might be messy financially, with custody, and with your living situation. But none of that is a reason to put off dating again.
If you are looking to get out there after years or even decades of not dating, your best bet might be to try dating apps.
While some carry the reputation of being a place to go when a person isn't looking for something serious or respectable, others have a purpose that might fit your lifestyle and even current state of mind.
Here are the five best dating apps to download once you've signed on the dotted line:
1. Divorce Dating
Just like the name, the dating app leads with the motto that it is a place for divorcées to go to when they are ready to find companionship and love again. Started by Vikki Ziegler, whose show, Untying the Knot, explored the ins and outs of messy divorces, this app boasts that life is too short to miss out on the potential happiness of a new relationship.
2. Dating for Parents
One change you might experience after a divorce is figuring out how to rebuild your life while also being the caretaker of your kids. If you want to enter the dating pool again and perhaps meet someone in the same boat, Dating for Parents is a website that is specifically geared towards people who are looking to meet other single parents.
3. Single Parent Meet
You might be interested in trying out another dating site for single parents if you have kids. This website says that it's a place for you to meet new single parents for both friendship and dating. Perhaps it's a way to find other recently divorced people to meet up with and vent to - with the added potential of falling madly in love with them.
4. First Met
Putting a spin on the divorce and single parent dating websites and apps, First Met is a place for mature adults to meet divorced people. You don't have to be divorced to join the website. So you might meet people on there who have never been married but totally dig that you have walked down that aisle before.
5. Elite Singles
This website says that it uses an intelligent matchmaking system to make those who have been divorced with a new, best-suited match based on personality, income, and education. This is the place to go when you want to let technology intervene with your love life.
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