But, I figured, if Robin Wright can snag a hot younger boyfriend after 15 years of marriage and a very public divorce, I could at least give dating a shot.
To my pleasant surprise, my 30-something confidence combined with the dawn of casual online dating culture made for one damn fun year and a half.
The jumper isn't a bad person, just afraid to be alone or trying to compete with his or her ex because that person already has someone. Jackie Pilossoph is the author of the blog, Divorced Girl Smiling.
Remember this: You don't have to be engaged or married to have true love. She is also the author of her new divorce novel with the same name, as well as her other divorce novel, FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE. Pilossoph is a weekly business features reporter and columnist for Sun-Times Media.
And, have you made as much peace as possible with your ex and the divorce?
There was plenty of soul-searching and trying new hobbies like rock climbing and swing dancing in there, too.
The best part about being divorced after a short marriage is being single again at 35. When my marriage ended after just two years, the idea of navigating the dating world all over again seemed daunting, unappealing, and pointless.