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Dating online after divorceAfter going through a Michigan divorce, you may suddenly find yourself a single parent or needing to work more than ever. It can feel nearly impossible to find the time to develop any sort of social life so that you can meet new people. Thank goodness for the convenience of online dating.

Online dating eases the transition into being a singleton. It can be intimidating to figure out how to date again, especially in a modern age that now uses email, texting, Skype, and other technology to communicate with potential partners. While this can be a confusing realm in which to live for a little while, you’ll become accustomed to the particulars of online dating soon enough, and you’ll appreciate the convenience of being able to “scope out” a room without having to actually put yourself out there just yet. Here are five tips to help you begin dating again after divorce.

1. Make sure you’re ready.

Divorce can have you experiencing a range of emotions, from anger to joy, depression to complacency. Make sure you’re mentally prepared for the ups and downs of online dating before creating those profiles. You’re wading into murky waters that will be full of rejection, disappointment, and surprises.

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2. Be honest.

Have you ever subtracted a few pounds from your weight or fibbed about your height or age? Online dating is rife with little white lies. It’s easy to embellish when you’re not really accountable for anything beyond the computer screen. But what happens when it’s time to meet someone in person? Or potentially begin building a relationship? Save yourself the agony of backpedaling later – tell the truth from the start, from your photos to your profile text.

3. Temper your expectations.

Most of the time, the people you’re meeting online are looking for a partner too, but you will run into daters who are only searching for a hook-up; you will meet people who will impress you online then be terribly unimpressive in person; you’ll email with a person who’s incredibly funny in writing but very dull face-to-face. Remember that dating online is not the same as dating in person so be prepared to get to know someone all over again no matter how much you’ve communicated before actually meeting.

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4. Don’t be too picky.

This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t have standards, but posting a list of 57 must-haves in a mate or noting every deal-breaker is a sure way to turn off anyone who may want to contact you. Your pickiness – about height, weight, age, and more – can be misinterpreted as high-maintenance or bitterness. Be open about who you are and what you want, but leave the door open for someone to surprise you.

5. Date safely.

Be smart about dating. Ladies, meet the man there, don’t let him pick you up. Gents, respect a woman’s desire to be tight-lipped about her address on the first date. And, above all, rely on Google. You can find out a lot about a person if you’re able to see their social media pages.

Is it ok to date while going through a divorce? This is a question to ask your divorce attorney. Contact Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens, MI, to schedule your no-cost initial interview.

What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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