Seriously, we know too much to willingly put ourselves through this again. Here are the fragile stages of dating after divorce, complete with difficulties and triumphs on the path to love.
"Well, this utterly destroyed life will be fun to rebuild."
"Hey, no biggie! I've got my ladies! Who the hell needs a man?"
"I do. I need a man. I need a man now. I'm, like, totally over my ex anyway."
"Nope, not even remotely over my ex. That date was an exercise in self-torture."
"I'm just going to solve my loneliness by sleeping more. Nothing fun happens after 8 p.m., anyway, I'm pretty sure."
"Internet? Combined with dating? What a novel idea! So this is what happens after 8 p.m. No more early nights for this dating expert!"
"OKTinder, Cupid's Match, Plenty of Fish: This is what nightmare-scapes are made of."
"You know, I think I'm OK being alone. Men are a lot of trouble, after all. I'll be just fine with my cat and my ice cream."
"Yeah, I'm going to need a vibrator, though."
"All is lost! It's hopeless, I tell you! My girlfriends, my cat, my ice cream and my vibrator aren't helping anymore! And for the love of all that is holy, internet dating certainly didn't help, either."
"I put on lipstick today, just because it felt good. That's weird."
"He's kinda cute. Remarkably, the aching black hole of despair is missing from my gut, too. How convenient!"
"That was soooo fun!"
"No, you hang up first. No, you. Haha, you're so hilarious!"
Wink, giggle and a re-entry to the land of hope.
And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .
SheKnows is making some changes!