The Rules: Dating After Divorce

Sometimes you need a do-over to get to happily ever after -- here's how to navigate the singles scene, the second time around (16 Photos)

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel on Apr 9, 2012 at 12:56PM

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The Rules: Dating After Divorce

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Meet Up in Person (ASAP!)

When you’re dating, online relationships can develop at light-speed via email, instant messages and texts. It may feel like you’ve got yourself a boyfriend before you’ve even had your first date, says dating and relationship Vondie Lozano, Ph.D., M.F.T. And if the dreamy guy who captivated you with his witty emails and texts turns out to be a dud in real life, you’re in for some crushing disappointment, not to mention another “breakup.” Lozano recommends first exchanging enough emails -- three to six is ideal -- to find out if there’s any chemistry between you. Then you can take things offline and into the real world to see if your chemistry holds up when you’re actually face-to-face.

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