Once your Toronto divorce lawyer has helped you obtain your divorce, you have a green light to jump back into the dating pool. The question is, are you ready to make a romantic connection? If you are, how do you even begin to find people you’re interested in dating?

Dating is Different Now—So How Do You Meet Other Singles?

If you’ve been married, even for a short time, you’ll probably find the dating scene is far different than it was the last time you were on it. Don’t let that scare you, though—you’ll just have to adapt.

Record numbers of people are turning to online dating sites; eHarmony and Match.com have a combined total of more than 35 million users. Even celebrities like Halle Berry and Orlando Bloom have used dating sites to make a connection. Others meet through new circles of single friends, strike up conversations in public places or through everyday social media sites like Facebook.

If you’re looking for a specific type of romantic partner, like someone who’s as into hockey as you are, what better place to make a connection than at a game? Want to find someone who relishes the thought of curling up with a good book? Head to the library. Need someone you can attend wine-tastings and upscale parties with? You’ll find them at wine-tastings and upscale parties.

The Courage to Take the Leap

It’s not enough to go out looking. You need to be ready to spring into action when an opportunity presents itself. For most people, that means stepping outside their comfort zones and actually starting a conversation with a stranger.

Remember, confidence is everything; whether you’re asking for directions (which you can do even if you’re not exactly lost) or chatting up the cutie in front of you in line, don’t be afraid to be bold. Few people get what they want by waiting for it to fall from the sky.

The Dangers of Dating During Divorce

Your Toronto divorce lawyer probably gave you a long list of reasons you shouldn’t date during divorce, including how it can affect healthy co-parenting and in rare cases, how it can be a precursor to domestic violence. If you are still married, even if you’re separated from your spouse, you should not start a new relationship.

That said, if you’re already divorced, you’re free to find a new flame. So why are you still reading? There are singles out there who would love to get to know you!