Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 102 of The New Family Podcast where we look at dating after divorce!
If you find yourself single again after being in a relationship for a really long time, the prospect of dating can be pretty intimidating, especially when you consider that online dating may not even have been invented the last time you were single. Pair that with the seemingly complicated aspects of dating when you have kids and it’s enough to make anyone decide they’d rather just stay home and watch Netflix. But my guest on this episode has made it part of her mission to encourage people to get back out there again. After all, there is plenty of dating advice on the web, and the experts at DatingPilot advocate being emotionally available is essential. You might have had some bad experiences in the past, but only if you leave those behind, you’ll be able to find new love. Speaking of expert advice, Emma Johnson is a business journalist and the woman behind the wildly popular website Wealthy Single Mommy; she’s also the host of a podcast I love called Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. Emma writes extensively about dating and, in fact, she has a popular online course called Get Back Into Dating for Single Moms. She talks to us about how to get over the fears and have some well-deserved fun in the dating world.
Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Emma.
Emma’s advice for people facing dating again for the first time:
“Do it. Make it a priority. Relieve yourself of any shame. Come on over to Brandie’s group, or to my group, Millionaire Single Moms. It’s this group of amazing women—I think we’re up to 3,500—and the message is about making big goals, being financially independent in your career, and dating freely without shame. You’ll have a lot of support there that’s hard to find otherwise.
“Then manage your expectations. Just do it without agenda if that’s possible. Have fun with it. This is fun. Having someone flirt with you again is fun. Getting those feelings again that you may have not had for years or decades, that is exhilarating. That blows your mind and then just wait until you start having sex! Just watch out! You’ll have this amazing experience that is at your fingertips and you haven’t gone there yet, so enjoy it.”
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