Everyone will go through them in their own time and maybe in a different order.
If it's truly awful, take a step back and wait some more. Gadoua, who runs dating workshops for women, asks them to free-associate words that come to mind when they think of "dating." Not surprisingly, words like "awful" and "dreadful" come up.Read on for 10 tips that will help you get back in Cupid's good graces.Whether it's been one year or six since the divorce decree, you may never know with absolute clarity that you're truly ready for another relationship."My rule of thumb is to meet in person within two weeks of making online contact." Might as well find out as soon as you can if the chemistry is virtual—or real.Of course, when you do meet, take basic safety precautions.