20 Signs You're Ready For Love Again After Divorce
Everyone's timeline of healing after divorce varies. Some people quickly pick up and move on, while others can stagger around quite a bit before feeling OK again. There's no right way to deal with it, but it's normal to want intimacy and love again right after divorce, especially if your marriage became stale, cold, or completely unloving. So, how do you know if you're truly ready to get back out there? Keep reading for 20 signs you're healing and ready to be a part of someone else's life again . . . in every kind of way.
The Idea of a Date Excites You
Rather than make you feel overwhelmed or fill you with dread, the thought of getting dressed up for a date excites you. You can't wait for the possibilities to open up!
You Feel Good About Your Body Image
You feel confident, comfortable, and sexy. You've learned to love your flaws, and know that if you own the skin you're in, you're ready for love.
Getting Intimate With Someone Makes You Hot
. . . with anticipation, NOT panic.
The Crying Over the Divorce Has Stopped
You're not lamenting the end of your marriage anymore. Those days are gone. If you've finally turned that corner and are looking at your future, you're ready for love again.
The Ring Is Sold, Repurposed, or Gone
You're not holding onto your wedding rings with sentiment anymore. That part of your life is over, and you don't need a reminder.
You Have Direction in Life
You've picked up the broken pieces of your former marriage, tossed them in the trash, and have started fresh with a new life. And so far? You love that life.
There's Peace Inside of You
You're not reliving the marriage over and over again in your head. You've accepted what went wrong, and have let go of any major grudges.
Not Only Are You Ready to Date, but You're Finding People Attractive
You have your eyes open, and you're starting to really notice people again. Instead of having that angry and bitter heart that sees no point in socializing, you happily return a stranger's smile or accept an invitation to grab drinks.
You Realize That Your Life Is Already Full of Great People
And you know that if you meet someone new, you'll only be adding to the awesome circle of people you have around you. Win, win.
You're Not Afraid to Take Chances
Being able to get out there and extend yourself is a huge sign you're ready to give and receive love again. You don't need a partner at your side to do things anymore.
Dates Don't Have to Be Over-the-Top to Impress You
You're not sitting there with a list, checking off every little thing you want in a partner. You're open and flexible to seeing where love takes you.
You're Positive and Happy
For the most part, you're a "glass is half full" kind of person now, and that attitude means you're ready to be part of a couple once more.
You Have Your Act Together
You're not a mess. You've got a plan for your life. You're a full package for someone to love!
Your Past Memories Are a Part of You, but They Don't Haunt You
You're not being "chased" by your past, nor are you negative or bitter.
You're Sweet to Others and Look For Joy in Each Day
And that positive energy is infectious, making you a prime candidate for love!
You're Eager to Laugh and Be Comfortable With Someone
You are who you are, and you don't need to apologize for it anymore. You want someone to see you and appreciate you for what you have to offer.
You Don't Allow Any Divorce Drama
And you're not about to relive it or stay chained to it. You're completely free!
You're Not Afraid of the Road Ahead of You
Nor are you afraid to entangle your life with another person's life. You're ready to hit the roads of love.
You Find Daily Gratitude — Even From Your Divorce
You know how much you grew from the experience, and you're a better and happier person for it.
You're Ready to Go Through a Few Duds
You know you probably won't find the perfect someone right away, and you're OK with that. You can handle anything.